The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) is a governmental agency appointed by the mayor of the City of Chicago. Its primary funding is by the federal government through the U. S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development.
The CHA is currently in the seventh year of its 10-year Plan for Transformation, which is designed to rebuild or rehab a total of 25,000 apartments for public housing families and seniors. It is the largest reconstruction effort of public housing in U.S. history. The CHA is providing housing for every lease-compliant resident, and better access to services like job-training, day care and drug treatment, which can lead to meaningful economic opportunities. The Plan for Transformation is changing the dynamic of and reshaping some of Chicago's most desolate neighborhoods. It is also assisting public housing residents to improve their lives and those of their children through self-sufficiency.