Pros: pension, assistance with education benefits, & health, vision, and dental benefits
Cons: hold on raises, slim opportunities for career advancement(s)
The Chicago Housing Authority is not your average corporate America job. Every day you learn something new and you utilize all of your educational and on-the-job skill sets to enhance your life as an employee and the lives of our residents. The people that work for the CHA have a passion and have embraced the mission for betterment of the lives of the residents in which they/we serve. Everyday, we try and make a difference one life at time! The part of the job that is most challenging is dealing with the style and change of middle & upper management in the culture, environment, and direction of the organization. If you have never worked for a government agency in the Chicagoland area before and are not familiar with the brand of politics, it is very difficult to navigate through the different channels for career advancement which directly effects your daily job performance. The most enjoyable part of the job is the flexibility, the exposure to new challenges daily, and the ability to service and see the rewards for the low or very low-income challenged population that requires our assistance, knowledge, and ability to serve them for survival. Making their communities safer by enriching the lives of the residents we service through programs, and rehabbed housing. It has made their lives much more enjoyable-just like living in communities with market rate real estate opportunities.