The Chicago Housing Authority provides homes to more than 63,000 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. At the start of 2018, 63 percent of work-able CHA residents were working and earning a yearly average of almost $22,000
The Chicago Housing Authority is a municipal not-for-profit corporation, governed by a Board of Commissioners consisting of ten members. The commissioners are appointed by the Mayor.
Private Property Managers service 21,000 families at 65 properties. The four management companies that serve our Family, Senior, and Scattered Sites effective FY 2020, are:
- East Lake Management
- The Habitat Company
- Manage Chicago, Inc.
- Hispanic Housing Development Corporation
CHA provides housing to more than 50,000 families and individuals in Chicago and has a variety of opportunities available to help residents along their path toward self-sufficiency.
CHA operates almost 10,000 senior units across the City of Chicago and focuses on providing our seniors with a high quality of life.
CHA’s Scattered Site properties consist of nearly 2,800 public housing units scattered individually or in small groups throughout Chicago’s 77 communities and diverse housing populations. Scattered site units offer a variety of housing options including homes in newer construction condominium buildings, single family detached homes, and within market rate rental developments.