MEDIA ADVISORY

 

                                                                                         
Press contacts:
Office of Communications – Chicago Housing Authority
Wendy Parks: wparks@thecha.org
Matthew Aguilar: maguilar@thecha.org

 

Public Housing Community Area Wait List to open

in CHA Scattered Sites South East starting Aug. 6

Those interested must be residents of Woodlawn, South Shore and Greater Grand Crossing to apply;
application period is from Aug. 6-30, 2012; not first come, first served

 

WHAT: Public Housing Community Area Wait List openings for residents of Scattered Sites South East, including Woodlawn, South Shore and Greater Grand Crossing.

WHERE: 7120 S. Merrill, Chicago, IL.

WHEN: 9:00 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday; and 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, and Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012.

DETAILS: Registration period is from Aug. 6-30, 2012.

CHICAGO – The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) will accept applications for the re-opening of its public housing Community Area Wait List in its Scattered Sites South East portfolio starting this month.

CHA will accept applications for Woodlawn (three bedroom), South Shore (one and three bedroom) and Greater Grand

Crossing (two and three bedroom) community areas only from Aug. 6-30, 2012.
ADA accessible units are available.

Registration times are: 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 and Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 at 7120 S. Merrill, Chicago, IL.

This is not first come, first served. All applications will be treated equally.

Requirements for application:

  • Applicants must reside within the Woodlawn, South Shore and Greater Grand Crossing community area at the time of application, as well as during the screening and unit offer process. Residency within the same community area is part of the eligibility criteria for the community area scattered sites public housing units, per court order (a picture ID is required and two forms of proof of address).
  • Applicants must qualify for a two, three or four-bedroom unit based on the “Occupancy Guidelines” established in the CHA’s “Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy” (ACOP).
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older at the time the application is submitted.
  • Applicants must not exceed maximum income restrictions.
  • Applicants must meet HUD requirements in citizenship or eligible immigration status.
  • Applicants must provide social security numbers for each member of the family, or certification that they do not have a social security number.

Maximum income limits apply.

For more information, please call 773-324-6305.

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