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DuPage Housing Authority

711 East Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, DuPage County, Illinois 60187

DuPage Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), and Homeownership programs.

DuPage Housing Authority serves DuPage County and Kendall County on behalf of Kendall Housing Authority.
Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Dupage County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Dupage County, Illinois Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Mayslake Village and Naperville Elderly Homes Senior Project-Based Voucher Closed

Other DuPage Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

DuPage Housing Authority Website: https://www.dupagehousing.org/.

DuPage Housing Authority Phone: (630) 690-3555.

COVID-19 Update:

As of March 24, 2021 the DHA application portal states "Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our offices are now physically CLOSED to the general public"

more information is available here.

Closed: Dupage County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The DuPage Housing Authority (DHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed.  It was last open for for one day in March, 2019; and before that for one day in June, 2016; and in 2010. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

DuPage County, IL is about 25 miles west of Chicago, IL.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application. 

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live, Work, or Attend School Locally, Elderly, Disabled, Veterans, Homeless, Working/Employed, Displaced by Government Action, Displaced by Natural Disaster, Families with Children, Victims of Domestic Violence, or  Household enrolled in DHA Family Self Sufficiency Program or another HUD Demonstration Program.

1.500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the DHA website here.

Last Updated on 05/16/2019.

Closed: Dupage County, Illinois Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The DuPage Housing Authority (DHA) Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from May 4, 2021, until 300 applications were received. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: This waiting list is for applicants who are non-elderly with disabilities.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Persons who are clients of the DuPage County Continuum of Care agencies who are transitioning out of institutional or other separated settings; at serious risk of institutionalization; currently experiencing homelessness; or previously experienced homelessness and currently a client in a permanent supportive housing or rapid rehousing project.

300 applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the DHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the DHA on April 23, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Dupage County, Illinois.

Last Updated on 05/11/2021.

Closed: Mayslake Village and Naperville Elderly Homes Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The DuPage Housing Authority (DHA) Senior Section 8 Project Based Voucher waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Mayslake Village and Naperville Elderly Homes is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from May 4, 2021, until 150 applications were received for each property. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the DHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the DHA on April 23, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Oak Brook and Naperville, Illinois.

Last Updated on 05/11/2021.

About DuPage Housing Authority

More information about DuPage Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.dupagehousing.org/.

Representatives of DuPage Housing Authority may be available by phone at (630) 690-3555. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/16/2021, it is not known if DuPage Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the DuPage Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, DuPage Housing Authority manages 2,946 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2020:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 2,472 17 85 68 176 24
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $847 $827 $1,018 $929 $1,160 $779
Monthly Cost $2,093,103 $14,052 $86,518 $63,138 $204,139 $18,701

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for DuPage Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 13% having issued approximately 261 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 41 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $15,101 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 33% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 58% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 56% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 22% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

49% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 47% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

70% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 64% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the DuPage Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 29% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 46% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

27% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 43% with 2 bedrooms and 29% with 3 or more bedrooms. 15% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by DuPage Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $395 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,076. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $90.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.