CHA Tenant Evictions Jump As Buildings Fall

The Chicago Housing Authority is stepping up evictions in buildings it has targeted for redevelopment–”a move that reduces the number of public housing tenants the agency must provide with replacement housing, an investigation by The Chicago Reporter shows. From Jan. 1, 1995, to Aug. 31, 1998, the CHA evicted 1,003 families from the 13 developments the agency wants to “revitalize,” according to CHA records. Revitalization means tearing down buildings and creating “mixed-income” communities in their place.