Mission & Vision

The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) provides homes to more than 65,000 households while supporting healthy communities in neighborhoods throughout the city. Designated a Moving to Work agency by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, CHA has used that flexibility to create innovative partnerships that expand choices and opportunities for the low-income families and individuals it serves. 



Create and sustain strong communities where seniors thrive and everyone can unlock their economic power.


A thriving city where every neighborhood has quality affordable housing and everyone feels welcome.


People first.

Public-private partnerships extend our impact.

We are stewards of the public trust.

Diversity makes us stronger.

We measure what we value.

From the CEO

"A city as diverse and prosperous as Chicago can only succeed with a strong commitment to affordable housing in all our neighborhoods." 

- Tracey Scott, Chief Executive Officer