Posts tagged "Charles Woodyard"

With ‘exclusive’ mayoral control, a new CHA chief may make little difference

With ‘exclusive’ mayoral control, a new CHA chief may make little difference
Natalie Saffold lived in LeClaire Courts for 23 years before the public housing complex was closed down in 2009. She raised three children there. Now 57, Saffold lives in a public housing apartment in Bridgeport. But she still hasn’t given up hope that she’ll one day move back to the area as part of the... Read more »

CHA proposes cutting public housing waitlist in half

Chicago Housing Authority officials introduced a plan on Wednesday that could potentially knock thousands of families, elderly and disabled people off the waitlist for public housing because they failed to register a current address. In all, 47,536 applicants–53 percent of people on the public housing waiting lists–could be affected by the proposal. CHA Chief Executive... Read more »

Did Chicago's Plan for Transformation succeed?

Back in 2002, Terry Peterson, then CEO of the Chicago Housing Authority, said the city’s overhaul of public housing, dubbed the Plan For Transformation, would be successful. “I have every confidence we will succeed in improving the quality of life for the great majority of CHA residents and helping them share fully in Chicago’s blessings,”... Read more »
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Lathrop rallies Saturday against CHA threats of removing residents

Lathrop rallies Saturday against CHA threats of removing residents
Throughout the long, arduous process of figuring out what will happen to Lathrop Homes, a low-rise public housing development on the North side along the Chicago River, residents say they’ve always been guaranteed one thing by the Chicago Housing Authority: those Lathrop residents that wanted to stay through the entire revitalization process would be allowed... Read more »

Charles Woodyard is the new CEO of the Chicago Housing Authority

Charles Woodyard is the new CEO of the Chicago Housing Authority
Charles Woodyard, the new chief executive officer of the Chicago Housing Authority, will take the reigns of the agency at a tumultuous moment in its history. Perhaps most significantly, the housing authority’s Plan for Transformation is behind schedule, leaving empty lots scattered around redevelopment sites instead of new units in mixed-income communities. Launched in 1999,... Read more »