Discussing the Oakwood Shores Mixed-Income Community

by Mary C. Piemonte 

Click on the image to view the third episode of this season’s “RJ TV,” on July 25, 2011.

Watch Residents’ Journal’s reporter Quintana Woodridge talking to Pilar McKinney, director of community life at Oakwood Shores, about programs and opportunities for public housing tenants in that Chicago Housing Authority mixed-income community..

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3 Responses to “Discussing the Oakwood Shores Mixed-Income Community”

  1. felicia yates spears Says:

    SMH! I FOUND THIS TO BE VERY DISTURBING TO ME! I HAVE HEARD ALL THESE THINGS BEFORE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN FUNDS RUN OUT, THE RESIDENTS SUFFER!

  2. Nene Says:

    Oakwood Shores is a mess. I been trying to get into that place for so long now. I use to live in Ida B. Wells as a child. The public housing renters are trying to mess that place up. I hope they open up the waiting list soon. I also hope they don’t let that place go like they did the old projects.

  3. Nene Says:

    I lived in Ida B. Wells as a kid. My mom lived there for 7 and a half years. I miss those days.

    I been trying to get into Oakwood Shores which is the new Ida B. for years now. But to no avail.

    I think CHA is planning on not housing the poor or low income anymore. They got to many people on the waitlist who really need housing to have all these vacant units. CHA is not where it is at I’m moving back to Minnesota where they take care of there people. HUD is looking into CHA taking money on vacant units so I know somebodys about to be fired and maybe CHA will start doing there jobs like opening up there waiting lists.

    Cha sucks. They only open up their waitlist every 10 years. It takes you 20 years just to get housing move to Minnesota that’s where you will get your help from. They city of Minneapolis is 100 times better than Chicago.

    Cha need to open up that waitlist for all housing in 2013. That’s a shame they got people waiting on housing when they got over 30,000 units open for rent. I see they doing an update 3 and 5 years after opening the waitlist for section 8 and public housing. They should have been did this. Cha also got in trouble with Hud too for taking money for empty units that could be housing women with kids or homeless people. Chicago wondering why so many people moving out of the city and state.

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