Posts tagged "Altgeld Gardens"

Chicago Housing Authority's accounting of empty units draws attention from HUD

I walked into the Chicago Housing Authority’s annual meeting Tuesday as Commissioner Mildred Harris ticked through a checklist of the agency’s recent successes. More than 800 new units are slated to open up this year; the occupancy at family sites sits at 98.8 percent; and mixed-income developments are 97.8 percent leased out. Having just reported... Read more »

Red Line extension would finally reach Chicago's far South Side black communities

Ever been to Altgeld Gardens? It’s a public housing community on Chicago’s far South Side. I’m there every Saturday volunteering with a group of kids. When people ask me where it is, these are my approximate directions: Drive down 94 until you’re absolutely sure you couldn’t be in the city anymore. Then get off the highway... Read more »