Housing Authority of Joliet
6 South Broadway Street
Joliet, Will County, IL

815-727-0606 https://www.hajoliet.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of Joliet Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on September 3rd, 2015.

Please note: The Housing Authority of Joliet covers Will County, IL.

The Housing Authority of Joliet (HAJ) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

As of September 2015, a HAJ representative stated this waiting list is expected to stay closed for many more years.

For more information, visit the HAJ website, or call the office at (815) 727-0606.


Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of Joliet Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update September 3rd, 2015.

Please note: The Housing Authority of Joliet covers Will County, IL.

The Joliet Housing Authority (JHA) is currently accepting Public Housing pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

Please note: This waiting list is currently open only for 1 bedroom units.

To apply, complete the online pre-application. The pre-application is available in English and Spanish.

For more information, visit the HAJ website, or call the office at (815) 727-0606.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of Joliet administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 9 projects which contain 989 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,190 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of Joliet is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of Joliet between Public Housing Units (45%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (55%) to that of all housing authorities in Illinois, Housing Authority of Joliet has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Illinois.

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, Housing Authority of Joliet scored an average of 90 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 104 in 2008 and a low score of 63 in 2009. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Illinois is 74.76.

Housing Authority of Joliet has an average score that is more 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 Housing Authority of Joliet.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 6/26/12 Plan
2011 7/20/11 Plan
2011 7/20/11 Plan
2010 6/30/10 Plan
2009 7/30/09 Plan
2008 6/30/10 Plan
2007 9/17/07 Plan
2006 6/12/06 Plan
2005 6/14/05 Plan
2004 5/17/04 Plan
2003 7/11/03 Plan
2002 3/14/03 Plan
2001 6/29/01 Plan
2000 6/12/00 Plan