Housing Authority for LaSalle County

526 E Norris Drive
Ottawa, LaSalle County, Illinois 61350

Housing Authority for LaSalle County is a Public Housing Agency in Ottawa, Illinois that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 19th, 2019, Housing Authority for LaSalle County has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The LaSalle and Grundy County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority for LaSalle County serves LaSalle County.

The Housing Authority for LaSalle County also manages the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for the Grundy County Housing Authority.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
LaSalle and Grundy County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing Authority for LaSalle County Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: LaSalle and Grundy County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority for LaSalle County (HALC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.

Please note: Applicants who were not placed on the waiting list must re-apply each year.

To apply, pick up an application at one the following offices, from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm CT:

  • Housing Authority for LaSalle County, 526 E. Norris Dr, Ottawa, IL.
  • Parkview Homes, 1810 Seneca Dr, Ottawa, IL
  • Centennial Courts, 222 N. Tonti St, LaSalle, IL
  • Evans Heights, 1401 N Otter Creek, Streator, IL

This waiting list has the following preferences: Terminated from HCV program due to insufficient funding, displaced from Public Housing unit by HALC, resident of LaSalle County, displaced by natural disaster.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HALC website, or call the office at (815) 434-0380.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (815) 434-0380.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/27/2017.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The LaSalle County Housing Authority is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, visit one of the following locations from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm CT:

  • Housing Authority for LaSalle County, 526 E. Norris Dr, Ottawa, IL.
  • Parkview Homes, 1810 Seneca Dr, Ottawa, IL
  • Centennial Courts, 222 N. Tonti St, LaSalle, IL
  • Evans Heights, 1401 N Otter Creek, Streator, IL

For more information, visit the HALC website, or call the office at (815) 434-0380.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 8154340380.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/27/2017.

About Housing Authority for LaSalle County

More information about Housing Authority for LaSalle County can be found on its website at http://www.halc.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority for LaSalle County may be available by phone at (815) 434-0380. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/19/2019, it is not known if Housing Authority for LaSalle County 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 Housing Authority for LaSalle County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority for LaSalle County manages 456 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 417 4 35
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $464 $247 $1,147
Monthly Cost $193,346 $989 $40,130

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority for LaSalle County

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 26% having issued approximately 20 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 4 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $13,753 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 68% were extremely low income (ELI). 35% 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 59% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 53% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 16% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

47% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 44% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.

18% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 12% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority for LaSalle County Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 40% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 36% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

31% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 45% with 2 bedrooms and 24% with 3 or more bedrooms. 14% 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 Housing Authority for LaSalle County voucher holders in 2016 was $361 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $580. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $153.



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.


Public Housing Operated by Housing Authority for LaSalle County

D. B. Ravlin Center

400 E Washington St
Ottawa, IL

Robert L. Hughett Towers II

1020 2nd St
La Salle, IL

Everett Towers

609 N Everett St
Streator, IL
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