Sunday, May 28, 2017

CHA’s waiting game – Sun-Times

It’s been 18 months since the Chicago Housing Authority closed its wait list for coveted housing choice vouchers, which pay all or part of the rent for poor people to live in homes leased by private landlords. But since then, the agency has added 1,035 households to the list — and handed them vouchers — ahead of about 45,000 households already on the list, many of who have been waiting several years, according to CHA records.

Recent Wirepoints Originals

Unbelievable: Illinois House Votes With Senate To Hand Over Public Assets To Bondholders – Wirepoints Original

Watch the video of the bill's sponsor, Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie, lying shamelessly about its purpose.

Brace for a Major Worsening in Illinois’ Fiscal Crisis – Wirepoints Original

A far deeper crisis for Illinois is inevitable, we've long said, but it's now more imminent because that certainty is becoming more obvious.

New Stanford Study Exposes Illinois Pensions as the Farce They Are – Wirepoints Original

Using a "market value" discount rate, just to keep Illinois pensions from sinking further into debt, the state would have to contribute "well over twice of what it actually contributed." Chicago and Cook County are toast, too.

Why Won’t Illinois Political Reporters Ask Meaningful Questions? – WP Original

Just ask, and keep asking. It's really not that hard.

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