Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock is seeking an end to a Chicago Housing Authority program that puts some of the city's poorest residents into its highest priced apartments.
Schock says CHA "supervouchers" allows a select few families to receive $3,000 to $4,000 a month in rent assistance that puts them in "some of the nicest luxury units."
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Schock says the agency awards vouchers up to 300 percent of market value. The Peoria Republican wants to bring that down to 120 percent.
Tony Rossi of Chicago-based RMK Management Corp. told Crain's Chicago Business (http://bit.ly/UFQqn5 ) that he and other landlords believe the vouchers are a mistake because there are about 15,000 people on the CHA's voucher waiting list.
The CHA says the program is less than two percent of its voucher portfolio.