CHA releases data on relocations

April 15, 2011 6:19:16 AM PDT
For the first time the CHA is releasing data on 25,000 households that were re-located under the city's Plan for Transformation.

The plan replaced many crime-ridden CHA high-rises with low-rise, mixed-income developments such as Roosevelt Square.

The CHA reported that about 60 percent of the relocated households are still in the public housing system. About 15 percent have moved into the private housing market.

"As we look at family movement, we're clearly convinced that housing opportunities and choices that families have made are far superior to what they lived in before the plan started," said Lewis Jordan, CHA CEO.

The CHA acknowledged it has lost track of 13 percent of the relocated residents. That's about 2,200 people.