Chicago Housing Authority CEO Abruptly Resigns

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Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) CEO Eugene E. Jones Jr. abruptly resigned after nearly five years in the position.

In a statement, Jones thanked Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot and the housing authority’s board of commissioners for their confidence in him and for allowing him “to be a part of the larger efforts to help build and strengthen our neighborhoods.” His resignation will be effective on September 27.

“From bringing new investment to communities and forming innovative partnerships that led to the development of … new community assets like grocery stores and recreational facilities and the settlement earlier this year of the landmark Gautreaux case, I leave knowing that the CHA is well-positioned for the future and is prepared to meet the housing needs of its residents and the communities across our city,” Jones said.

Jones did not reveal his reason for resigning but said he was…

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