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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) program.

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

Other DuPage Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

DuPage Housing Authority Website:

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

Closed: Dupage County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher 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.

About DuPage Housing Authority

More information about DuPage Housing Authority can be found on its website at

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 03/03/2021, 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 2,936 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, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 2,446 18 82 75 182 22
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $793 $877 $1,060 $843 $1,009 $750
Monthly Cost $1,939,627 $15,793 $86,945 $63,247 $183,579 $16,507

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.