DuPage Housing Authority
711 East Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, DuPage County, IL

630-690-3555 http://www.dupagehousing.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Opening Soon

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the DuPage Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on May 25th, 2016.

Please note: The DuPage Housing Authority covers DuPage County, IL.

The DuPage Housing Authority (DHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is opening soon, on June 20, 2016 at 8:30 am CT. It was last open in 2010.

Please note: 

  • This waiting list will close once 1,500 pre-applications are received. It is likely that this waiting list will close soon after it opens.
  • This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.
  • There are cases of applicants flooding the website as soon as a scheduled online waiting list opens, causing the website to crash for a period of time. If the website is down, it will eventually be back up to accept applications.
To apply during the opening period, complete the online pre-application that will be available on the DHA website. The link, titled "2016 Wait List Pre-Application," will be located in the Announcements section on the top right of the web page.

If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a friend or family member's computer, or one at a local library.

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to complete the pre-application must send a written request to:

DuPage Housing Authority, to the attention of: Wait List 2016
711 E Roosevelt Road 
Wheaton, IL 60187

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live or work in DuPage County, elderly, disabled, family with children, working or in job training program, veteran, victim of domestic violence, FFS or other HUD program participant, involuntarily displaced by government action, involuntarily displaced by natural disaster, homeless. Further explanation of each preference can be found online here.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the pre-application is received, after sorting preferences.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the DHA website, or call the office at (630) 690-3555.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The DuPage Housing Authority administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 2,693 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, DuPage Housing Authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

DuPage Housing Authority is among the 11% of Illinois housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, DuPage Housing Authority scored an average of 73 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2009 and a low score of 0 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Illinois is 74.76.

DuPage Housing Authority has an average score that is less than the average Illinois housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for DuPage Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 7/1/11 Plan
2010 5/25/10 Plan
2009 9/4/09 Plan
2008 5/25/10 Plan
2007 9/13/07 Plan
2006 6/12/06 Plan
2005 8/4/05 Plan
2004 6/14/04 Plan
2003 11/12/03 Plan
2002 8/23/02 Plan
2001 12/10/01 Plan
2000 11/1/00 Plan