CHA is a national leader in the development, management and administration of subsidized affordable housing for low-income elderly, family and disabled households.
CHA's mission is to develop and manage safe, good-quality, affordable housing for low-income individuals and families in a manner which promotes citizenship, community, and self-reliance. In 2013, CHA will provide housing assistance to more than 5,000 low-income households.
CHA is one of 34 housing authorities chosen to participate in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Moving to Work (MTW) deregulation demonstration program.
Since 1996, the demonstration program has granted regulatory flexibility to a select group of agencies, allowing them to develop and implement innovative, market-based solutions. CHA has used the fungibility of capital, voucher, and operating funds to accomplish development and programming goals that would have otherwise been impossible due to federal disinvestment from subsidized housing programs.