Housing Authority of Joliet
6 South Broadway Street Joliet, Illinois 60436

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. 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)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Housing Authority of Joliet manages 3 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 86. The scores for properties managed by Housing Authority of Joliet range from a high of 96 to a low of 79.

The highest scoring property in the Housing Authority of Joliet portfolio is John Holmes Complex and the lowest scoring property is Scattered Sites.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Housing Authority of Joliet have a passing score.

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

Waiting List Status:


The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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9

Public Housing Projects

989

Public Housing Units

1,190

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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