MPC's April 17, 2003 Quarterly Stakeholders Update on
the Plan for Transformation, co-sponsored by the John D. and Catherine T.
MacArthur Foundation, tackled a number of critical issues on the
Rayne Martin of the CHA and Ngoan Le of the Chicago Department
of Human Services reviewed accomplishments and lessons learned since 2001.
Click here to see their presentation.
Thomas P. Sullivan,
the Plan for Transformation’s independent monitor, shared with the audience the
54 recommendations of his
Report #5 to CHA. The University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research
Center (NORC) shared the results of its survey on recent CHA
movers. Finally, professors Kale
Williams and Paul Fischer presented MPC’s recommendations on CHA’s relocation
support strategy, contained in the reportTemporary
Relocation, Permanent Choice: Serving Families with Vouchers During the CHA Plan
, commissioned by MPC.
The session concluded with Meghan Harte, CHA’s director for resident
services, unveiling the agency's
new strategies on service delivery and communications .
This new strategy is a response to the above-mentioned recommendations and
incorporates many of the lessons learned during the first years of the Plan for
For more info about this new strategy,
and about further steps taken to implement it (such as the recently launched "RFP for
CDHS Support Services for CHA Residents"), click