What happened after the registration period closed?
All the names of people who submitted a completed registration between June 14 and July 9, 2010 were entered into an electronic lottery. A computer randomly selected the names of 40,000 individuals and assigned them to a random position on CHA’s public housing wait list. Everyone who submitted a registration should receive a letter notifying them whether or not they have been placed on the Wait List. The letter to the 40,000 individuals chosen for the Wait List includes a client number. This number does not represent a priority number on the Wait List. It is the number that CHA uses to track your status on the Wait List. When a family reaches the top of the wait list and a unit becomes available that meets their family size and accessibility needs, the family or individual will be notified in writing by one of CHA’s property management companies. The family will be screened to make sure they meet eligibility requirements. Families who pass screening will be offered a unit at the proper