The CHA's Relocation Rights Contract for Former Residents


The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) is updating its list of former CHA leaseholders who lived in CHA housing on October 1, 1999 (10/1/99) and are covered by the Relocation Rights Contract (RRC). Under the RRC, persons who were leaseholders in CHA public housing as of October 1, 1999, retain the right to return to replacement housing in accordance with the requirements set forth in the RRC. For further information:

Step 1: Log onto the website: and click Residents, and then click Right of Return for Former CHA Residents.
Step 2: If your name appears, complete the brief questionnaire.
Step 3: When CHA receives your information, we will contact you to schedule an appointment to begin the determination process.

If you believe you have a right to return and your name did not appear on the website, contact CHA via e-mail at

Any former 10/1/99 CHA leaseholder who has an interest in exercising their right to return must contact CHA via the website by December 3, 2016. If you do not act by December 3, 2016, you will lose your right to return. Thereafter, you must contact CHA directly to request reinstatement of your right to return.

District Office:
4926 South Ashland
Chicago, IL 60609
(773) 925-6580