Housing Authority of Cook County
By The numbers
Public Housing Units 345
Total Units 14071
6.30.21 Members Making News
Cook County Program Helps Recovering Drug Addicts Find a New Lease on Life — Affordable Housing (Housing Authority
From WTTW News: Carla Shaw has lived in her Melrose Park, one-bedroom apartment for the last year and a half. Four months ago, she and her fiancé added baby Jaylen. He’s the first of her four children to be able to come with her from the hospital, drug-free. “It feels great, I know I have...
3.10.21 Members Making News
Bringing the COVID-19 vaccine directly to public housing senior residents is a great idea (Chicago Housing Authority, Housing Authority of Cook County)
From the Chicago Sun Times: A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the need for government officials to make it easier especially for older people to access vaccine appointments, the online competition being unworkable for many of them. That’s before you even get to mobility issues. One...
2.24.21 Members Making News
From Evanston Now: For 65-year old Joy Horton, the chance to get a COVID-19 vaccination “just dropped out of the sky” for her and for other residents of the Victor Walchirk Apartments in Evanston today. The building, on Noyes Court, is a senior citizens’ affordable housing residence, operated by...
10.8.20 Members Making News
900 children in suburban Cook County public housing to get free laptops as remote learning continues to present digital barriers (Housing Authority of Cook County)
From the Chicago Tribune: Hundreds of school-age children in suburban Cook County public housing will get free laptops paid for by federal coronavirus stimulus money starting Wednesday, as part of an ongoing effort to ensure digital access after the COVID-19 pandemic upended in-person learning....
10.7.20 Members Making News
Families in suburban Cook County public housing to get free internet in Comcast program funded by federal CARES Act dollars (Housing Authority of Cook County)
From the Chicago Tribune: All families with school-age children in suburban Cook County public housing buildings will be eligible for free broadband internet under a program funded through federal coronavirus stimulus money, officials announced Wednesday. The Housing Authority of Cook County...
2.20.20 Members Making News, Report
A new HUD and Policy and Economic Research Council (PERC) report, “Potential Impacts of Credit Reporting Public Housing Rental Payment Data,” examines how including public housing rent payments in credit reporting could affect the credit scores of low-income, HUD-assisted individuals. The report...
1.8.20 Members Making News
On December 31, 2019 HUD announced more than $79 million in Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) grants to nearly 700 public housing authorities nationwide. FSS grants help public housing authorities hire service coordinators who connect public housing residents with local programs and services with the...
11.14.19 Members Making News
Volunteers help housing authority residents pursue college degrees (Housing Authority of Cook County)
From the Chicago Tribune: Earning a college degree is often easier said than done, especially for working parents who are the first in their families to pursue higher education. The college experience can be overwhelming. When new students first set foot on campus, they can get lost looking for a...
10.10.19 Members Making News
Marketplace, Chicago Tribune Feature HACC Pilot to Address Housing Instability for Returning Citizens
Individuals exiting the criminal justice system face unique barriers to finding affordable housing. A new Housing Authority of Cook County pilot program is addressing these challenges by giving Housing Choice Vouchers to 25 graduates of the Cook County Drug Court Program. In a Marketplace...
6.6.19 Members Making News
Cook County Health Pledges $1M to Flexible Housing Pool (Chicago Housing Authority & Housing Authority of Cook County)
From the Daily Herald: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Health CEO Dr. Jay Shannon announced on May 22 that Cook County Health is committing $1 million towards the Chicago and Cook County Flexible Housing Pool. The Chicago and Cook County Flexible Housing Pool is...
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