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 a variety of HUD-approved initiatives, including but not limited to:

  • Rehabilitation or redevelopment of 25,000 units of housing;
  • Pooling of funds to allow for more flexible spending to support housing development and other programs;
  • A variety of resident services programs designed to support resident self-sufficiency by developing academic achievement, increasing economic independence and earning power, and enhancing stability and quality of life.

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 63,000 households and 135,000 individual residents through the Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher and Project-Based Voucher Programs with housing options in communities throughout Chicago, including options for families, seniors and individuals in need of supportive housing.

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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 through its Fiscal Year 2018. As a result of Congress passing the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, CHA’s MTW Agreement was modified and extended to the end of its Fiscal Year 2028.

Last updated May 22, 2024