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(Chicago Sun Times) — Since the Chicago Housing Authority began tearing down high- and mid-rise buildings and relocating residents a decade ago, 32 percent have returned to its new or rehabbed housing, while 25 percent migrated out of CHA to South and West side communities using vouchers, officials said Thursday.  That latter population — 4,097 families of the 16,500 living in family housing in 1999 — constitute 1 percent or less of all households in 63 of the 73 neighborhoods they migrated to, according to a long-awaited report from the CHA detailing the fallout of its ongoing “Plan for Transformation.”  And a meager 60 of the original public housing families used vouchers to relocate to the suburbs.  The findings, officials said, should dispel the notion that CHA has lost track of its residents, or that the CHA tenants have brought a huge increase in crime to some neighborhoods or suburbs.  “There’s a myth out there that we don’t know where our families are. We do know where they are. And there’s a myth out there that a majority of our families were forced out of the city, which is not true,” CHA’s CEO Lewis Jordan said at a news conference.

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