The Chicago Housing Authority is looking for public input as Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s new leadership team tries to put its stamp on a long-running plan to overhaul the city’s public housing.
On Saturday, housing officials announced a new website to collect ideas about the revamp of the Plan for Transformation, the city’s $1.6 billion program that started in 2000. The site, accessible through thecha.org, allows people to offer ideas and feedback.
In September, the mayor named Charles Woodyard, a public housing veteran from Charlotte, N.C., to serve as CEO. In November, Emanuel appointed Zaldwaynaka "Z" Scott, a defense attorney and former federal prosecutor, as board chairwoman.
The new team is trying to steer an agency amid a struggling economy that has undermined an effort to create mixed-income housing developments where crime-ridden high-rises once stood.
The agency also will hold four meetings for CHA residents to offer input: from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Illinois Institute of Technology, 3214 S. Federal St.; 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lane Tech High School, 2501 W. Addison St.; and 10 a.m. to noon on March 9 at the UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun