Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2016 Francesca Hidalgo-Wohlleben
In 1995, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) took over the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) on grounds of mismanagement and failure to revitalize a failing housing stock. When the CHA regained independence five years later, in 2000, the agency launched the most extensive redevelopment effort of public housing in the nation’s history. This paper assesses the extent to which the CHA has succeeded in meeting the directive outlined by the Plan for Transformation. It concludes that, despite setbacks in meeting specific goals, the CHA has demonstrated itself to be an effective and accountable housing agency. Nonetheless, the CHA needs to addresses shortcomings in the transparency of management, efficiency of operations, and accessibility of services.
Hidalgo-Wohlleben, Francesca, "Regaining Independence: A Critical Look at the Chicago Housing Authority from 2000 to 2016" (2017). CMC Senior Theses. 1449.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.