Chicago Housing Authority

General Information

The Chicago Housing Authority's (CHA) MTW program is a multi-year commitment to provide better housing and service to low-income families through several HUD-approved initiatives. Such initiatives include:

  • Rehabilitation or redevelopment of 25,000 units of public housing;
  • Demolition of 18,000 obsolete housing units;
  • Pooling of funds to allow for more flexible spending; and,
  • Transfer of all property management functions to third-party, nonprofit, professional organizations.

CHA is the third largest housing authority in the nation (after New York City and the Puerto Rico Housing Authorities) and provides assisted housing for more than 76,000 households. CHA currently operates approximately 26,300 public housing units and 49,800 Housing Choice Voucher units. The authority consists of 17 federally funded family developments. In addition, CHA operates senior housing, scattered site housing, city/state housing located throughout the city, and housing choice vouchers.

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MTW Status

CHA's MTW program began February 6, 2000. CHA executed the Standard Agreement in 2008, extending its participation in MTW until December 31, 2018.


MTW Activities and Information