CHA Joins Partners to Celebrate Opening of Pierce House at La Casa Norte

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Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) officials joined La Casa Norte, the City of Chicago Department of Housing, local elected officials and members of the community to dedicate Pierce House, which brings 25 units of supportive housing to the Humboldt Park community. The one and two-bedroom apartments are supported by CHA project-based vouchers and will be leased to individuals and families from the CHA waiting list and Chicago’s Coordinated Entry System. Other support for the $18.5 million project came from the City of Chicago, which provided Tax Increment Financing (TIF) funds and a loan. The 25 housing units at Pierce House are part of a larger neighborhood investment that also includes space for La Casa Norte’s social, community and administrative service offices on the first and second floor, along with a nutrition center with a food pantry and teaching kitchen.  The new center also has space that will enable La Case Norte to provide programs that offer clients employment readiness and life skills. The development is anchored by a newly-opened Howard Brown Health Center which operates a federally-funded, qualified health center on the ground floor of the property.

Photo caption (left to right): Denis Pierce, donor; Cary Steinbuck, CHA’s Deputy Chief of PRA and Acquisitions; 25th Ward Ald. Roberto Maldonado; Marisa Novara, Commissioner of Housing for the City of Chicago; and Vicki Hadaway, Interim Executive Director of La Casa Norte.

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