Illinois Public Housing Waiting Lists

Housing Authority Wait List
The Housing Authority of City of East St. LouisOpen
Chicago Housing AuthorityOpen
Peoria Housing AuthorityOpen
Springfield Housing AuthorityOpen
Granite City Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of Champaign CountyNot Open
Alexander County Housing AuthorityOpen
The Housing Authority of Henry CountyOpen
Greater Metropolitan Area Housing Authority of Rock Island CountyNot Open
The Housing Authority of the City of Danville, ILOpen
Decatur Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority for LaSalle CountyOpen
Madison County Housing AuthorityNot Open
Quincy Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the City of Rock IslandNot Open
Moline Housing AuthorityOpen
Rockford Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of JolietNot Open
Housing Authority of the County of CookOpen
Housing Authority of the City of WaukeganOpen
Grundy County Housing AuthorityOpen
Menard County Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the City of FreeportOpen
St. Clair County Housing AuthorityOpen
Dewitt County Housing AuthorityOpen
Whiteside County Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the County of FordOpen
Lee County Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the County of Vermilion, Ill.Open
Montgomery County Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of Christian County, IllinoisOpen
Kankakee County Housing AuthorityOpen
Logan County Housing AuthorityOpen
Massac County Housing AuthorityOpen
Mason County Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority - County of SalineOpen
Housing Authority of the City of PekinOpen
Housing Authority of Pulaski CountyOpen
Housing Authority of Adams CountyOpen
Macoupin County Housing AuthorityOpen
Perry County Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of Calhoun CountyNot Open
Housing Authority of the County of WilliamsonNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington, ILOpen
Randolph County Housing AuthorityNot Open
Housing Authority of the County of Jackson, Il.Open
Housing Authority - City of AltonOpen
Housing Authority of the County of Lake, Il.Open
Housing Authority of Marion CountyOpen
Housing Authority of Pope CountyOpen
Housing Authority of Jefferson CountyNot Open
Housing Authority of Gallatin CountyNot Open
Housing Authority of the County of FranklinNot Open
Effingham County Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of Johnson CountyOpen
Clay County Housing AuthorityNot Open
Housing Authority of the County of HardinOpen
Housing Authority of the County of UnionOpen
White County Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the County of Clark, Il.Not Open
Housing Authority of the County of Cumberland, Il.Open
Pike County Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of Greene CountyNot Open
Scott County Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the County of JerseyOpen
Housing Authority of the County of McDonoughOpen
Housing Authority of the County of BondOpen
Morgan County Housing AuthorityNot Open
Edwards County Housing AuthorityNot Open
Carroll County Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the County of Jo DaviessOpen
Winnebago County Housing AuthorityOpen
Fulton County Housing AuthorityOpen
Knox County Housing AuthorityOpen
Bureau County Housing AuthorityNot Open
Housing Authority of the County of Shelby, Il.Not Open
Housing Authority of the County of Wayne, IllinoisOpen
Housing Authority of the County of DekalbOpen
Aurora Housing AuthorityNot Open
Warren County Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of ElginOpen
Housing Authority of the County of Wabash, Il.Not Open
Livingston County Housing AuthorityOpen
Ogle County Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the County of RichlandOpen
Hancock County Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the County of BrownOpen
Housing Authority County of ColesNot Open
The Housing Authority of the County of Cass Il.Not Open
Housing Authority of the Village of Oak ParkOpen
Woodford County Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the City of North Chicago, ILOpen
Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence, Il.Open
McHenry County Housing AuthorityOpen
Hamilton County Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of Edgar CountyOpen
Housing Authority of the City of MarionOpen
Housing Authority of Piatt CountyNot Open
Mercer County Housing AuthorityOpen

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About Public Housing

Public housing is the oldest form of Federally assisted housing dating back to Roosevelt's New Deal in the late 1930's. Though the average citizen commonly refers to any government assisted housing as “public housing”, Public Housing is just one Federal housing program among many.

The Public Housing program is managed at the National level by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Federal subsidies provided under the program provide for the development and construction of the housing and the ongoing operations. Any resident in a Public Housing unit has a rent that is determined by their income. The Federal operating subsidy for each property offsets the portion of a resident's rent that is above what they can afford.

Public Housing communities are owned and operated locally by Public Housing Authorities (PHA). There are currently 9,666 Public Housing communities in the United States containing 1,170,246 rental units. These properties are operated by 3,136 different Public Housing Authorities across America.

In Illinois, 99 Public Housing Authorities operate 54,428 public housing rental units in 519 apartment buildings or communities.

Often, Public Housing is oversubscribed and there aren't enough apartments to serve every low income renter in need. In these cases, a PHA will create a public housing waiting list. Interested renters apply to the housing authority that manages the public housing apartment property they are interested in living in. The renters name is placed on a waiting list and when the next rent subsidized public housing unit comes available, the property manager will select the first name on the waiting list.

In Illinois, out of 99 housing authorities that operate at least one Public Housing complex, 23 housing authorities do not have even one public housing waiting list open and 76 have at least one of their public housing waiting lists open.