BPI’s Alexander Polikoff and CHA CEO Eugene Jones Jr. Discuss the Gautreaux Case on WTTW

Alexander Polikoff, BPI’s Co-Director of Public Housing and Senior Staff Counsel, recently joined Eugene Jones Jr., CEO of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA), to discuss housing discrimination and the landmark Gautreaux desegregation case on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight.

In December BPI and CHA reached an agreement in the nearly 53-year-old case, jointly filing a motion in federal court asking the Court to approve a Settlement Agreement. The Agreement sets a date certain (July 31, 2024) for the Gautreaux case to end—provided CHA fulfills its obligations to the Gautreaux plaintiffs. More information is available in the press release.

During their appearance Alex and Gene made two powerful points clear:

  1. Public housing residents have been well-served by Gautreaux oversight over the years and are better off today in important ways as a result.
  2. CHA today is dedicated to continuing to improve the life opportunities of its residents and will do so going forward.

You can learn more about the history of the Gautreaux lawsuit on our website and view the complete Chicago Tonight segment below.

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