Chicago Housing Initiative members rallied outside the Chicago
Housing Authority yesterday with a clear point of contention: About 3,400 CHA
public housing units are currently unoccupied, even though there's a 60,000 family
waiting list for public housing. The Chicago Housing Authority currently provides publicly subsidized housing for 57,000 families, and is reformulating its "Plan For Transformation" where public housing tenants move from high-rises to mixed-income living situations.
CHA says that some of these units are not available due to repairs, or are being transformed into mixed-income developments. CHA is developing a "Plan for Transformation 2.0," that includes a Web site for public comment.