On January 23, 2019, U.S. District Court Judge Marvin E. Aspen signed an order approving a settlement agreement for the Gautreaux v. Chicago Housing Authority federal lawsuit which sought to end systematic racial discrimination in Chicago’s public housing and which changed public housing policy for families of color across the nation. This signed settlement agreement lifts 53 years of court-ordered oversight of CHA and is the culmination of efforts by CHA and Plaintiffs to reach an agreement that benefits all CHA residents now and in the future.
It demonstrates the progress CHA has made in providing greater housing opportunity. Today the Chicago Housing Authority owns and provides affordable housing in 76 of the city’s 77 communities while more than 47,000 voucher holders are now renting in all 77. Moving forward, CHA will continue to invest in housing that creates opportunity for both individuals and communities.