Chicago Housing Authority

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

Angela Caputo | The Chicago Reporter

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. 

In a letter to the editor and press release, Carlos Ponce, the interim CEO of the Chicago Housing Authority, declares that the agency’s implementation of the one-strike policy “is a system that works.”

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