CHA Accepting Applications for Housing

June 05, 2012

The Chicago Housing Authority has re-opened wait lists for some of its public housing.

This week, the CHA began taking applications for housing in select neighborhoods.

Applications are being accepted at Metropolitan Apostolic Community Church, 4100 S. King Drive, for housing in the following communities:

*Douglas (3 and 4 bedrooms)

*Oakland (1 and 3 bedrooms)

*Kenwood (3 and 4 bedrooms)

*New City (3 bedrooms)

*Fuller Park (2 and 4 bedrooms)

Applicants must live in one of those communities already to qualify and cannot exceed maximum income restrictions.

Applications will be accepted through June 29, after which the CHA will hold an electronic lottery drawing to determine each registrant’s place on the wait list. All names will be treated equally in the lottery, regardless of when the application was filed.

The CHA is currently undergoing the Plan for Transformation, the largest redevelopment effort of public housing in the history of the United States. As part of the Plan, CHA will redevelop or rehabilitate its entire stock of public housing.

It opened its Public Housing Wait Lists for the first time in over a decade in 2010, and close to 100,000 signed up on the first day, though only 40,000 names were randomly chosen for the wait list.

What: CHA Open Registration

When: June 4 through June 29, 2012

Where: Metropolitan Apostolic Community Church, 4100 S. King Drive, Chicago; Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, June 16 and 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bring: A picture ID and two proofs of address

More: For more information, visit chawaitlist.org or call the CHA Occupancy line at 312-913-7266

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