A former Daley administration and CHA fixture is up for confirmation in the Housing and Real Estate Committee today, in addition to a handful of small city land sales, a new medical center in the 7th Ward, housing in the Woodlawn neighborhood, and a bigger space for a North Side library shut down by a fire last fall.
Appointments and reappointments
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s former Deputy Chief of Staff, Meghan Harte, now executive director of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Chicago office, is a new appointee to the Chicago Housing Authority Board of Commissioners. LISC is a national nonprofit that works with local leaders to “invest in housing, health, education, public safety and employment” using “loans, grants, equity investments and on-the-ground experience in some of America’s neediest neighborhoods.”
Harte also worked as a deputy in Mayor Richard M. Daley’s administration and as a managing director of resident services at the CHA from 2001 to 2006. Between administrations, Harte was Vice President of AECOM, a Fortune 500 infrastructure engineering firm.