Housing Authority of Cook County

175 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL

There are no open waiting lists offered by Housing Authority of Cook County. Go to the Illinois Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Illinois Public Housing Waiting Lists page for nearby housing applications.

Closed: Cook County, Illinois Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from October 19, 2020, until November 2, 2020. 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.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Homelessness – 4 points  
  • Veterans and veterans’ families – 3 points 
  • People with disabilities – 2 points  
  • Victims of domestic violence (VAWA) – 1 point

10,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, and ranked by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HACC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Daily Herald public notice and a HACC representative on October 19, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Cook County, Illinois; excluding Chicago, Cicero, Elgin, Maywood, Oak Park and Park Forest.

Last Updated on 04/18/2021.

Closed: Village Park Apartments Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) waiting list for 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom Project Based Voucher apartments at Village Park Apartments is currently closed. Applications were last  accepted from March 12, 2020, until March 16, 2020. 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.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Families who are literally homeless; who are Veterans; who are disabled; or who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking (referred to as VAWA collectively).

Selected 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 HACC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACC, as of March 26, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Waukegan, Illinois.

Last Updated on 03/24/2022.

Closed: Meadowview Apartments Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom Project Based Voucher apartments at Meadowview Apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from April 9, 2020, until April 14, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

The maximum income limits per each household size were as follows:

  • 1 person household: $31,200 
  • 2 person household: $35,650
  • 3 person household: $40,100
  • 4 person household:  $44,550

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Applicants who are currently on the HACC's Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) wait list.
  • families who are literally homeless; who are Veterans; who are disabled; or who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking (referred to as VAWA collectively).

Selected 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 HACC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Chicago Tribune public notice, as of April 6, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Blue Island, Illinois.

Last Updated on 03/24/2022.

Closed: Whistler Crossing Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom Project Based Voucher apartments at Whistler Crossing is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from June 11, 2020, until June 15, 2020. 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.

The maximum income limits per each household size were as follows:

  • $36,400 for 2 persons
  • $40,950 for 3 persons
  • $45,500 for 4 persons
  • $49,150 for 5 persons
  • $52,800 for 6 persons

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Priority preference will be given to applicants who are currently on the HACC’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) wait list. The HACC will apply this preference after the wait list closes; applicants will not be able to self-select this preference.
  • Preferences may also be given to families who are literally homeless; who are Veterans; who are disabled; or who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking (referred to as VAWA collectively). 

Selected 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 HACC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACC, as of June 15, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Riverdale, Illinois.

Last Updated on 03/18/2022.

Closed: Forest Oaks Apartments, Near Elderly Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) Near Elderly Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at Forest Oaks Apartments is closed.

The HACC last accepted applications for this waiting list from March 9, 2022, until March 11, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the HACC public notice, "To be eligible for Forest Oaks Apartments, applicants MUST be 55 years of age or older."

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

The maximum income limit for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 Person $32,650 
  • 2 Persons $37,300
  • 3 Persons $41,950
  • 4 Persons $46,600

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Applicants who are currently on the HACC’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) wait list

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HACC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACC public notice on March 10, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Forest Park, Illinois.

Last Updated on 03/11/2022.

Closed: Torrence Place Apartments Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at Torrence Place Apartments is closed.

The HACC last accepted applications for this waiting list from September 29, 2022, until October 3, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the HACC public notice, "to be eligible for the Torrence Place PBV units, the head of household, co-head, or spouse must have a verifiable disability."

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

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 Person $36,500 
  • 2 Persons $41,700
  • 3 Persons $46,900
  • 4 Persons $52,100

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Applicants who are currently on the HACC’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) wait list.

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

For more information, visit the HACC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACC facebook's page public notice on November 4, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Cook County, Illinois .

Last Updated on 11/10/2022.

Closed: Riverdale Apartments Near-Elderly Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) Near Elderly Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Riverdale Apartments is closed.

The HACC last accepted applications for this waiting list from September 22, 2021, until September 24, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the HACC public notice, this waitlist was "for near elderly 50 years of age & older".

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

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 Person $32,650
  • 2 Persons $37,300

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Families who are literally homeless
  • Veterans
  • Elderly
  • Disabled
  • Victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking (referred to as VAWA collectively).

Selected 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 HACC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACC public notice, as of September 15, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Riverdale, Illinois.

Last Updated on 03/17/2022.

Closed: Union Avenue Apartments Disabled Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) Disabled Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at Union Avenue Apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from September 8, 2021, until September 10, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

  • Union Avenue Apartments, is a housing community serving people with disabilities.

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

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 Person $19,600
  • 2 Persons $22,400
  • 3 Persons $25,200
  • 4 Persons $27,950

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Applicants who are currently on the HACC’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) wait list.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HACC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACC public notice, as of September 15, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Disabled Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Orland Park, Illinois.

Last Updated on 03/17/2022.

Closed: Summit Senior Living Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) Senior Section 8 Project Based Voucher waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at Summit Senior Living is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from January 12, 2021 until January 14, 2021. 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.

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

  • $31,850 for a 1 person household 
  • $36,400 for a 2 person household
  • $40,950 for a 3 person household
  • $45,500 for a 4 person household

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Preferences will be given to families who are literally homeless; who are Veterans; who are 62 and older/disabled; or who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking (referred to as VAWA collectively).

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

Please note: The HACC will maintain one wait list for both the Senior Public Housing and the Senior Section 8 Project Based Voucher programs at this property.

For more information, visit the HACC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACC on January 6, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Summit, Illinois.

Last Updated on 03/29/2022.

Closed: Ann Rainey Apartments Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at Ann Rainey Apartments is closed.

The HACC last accepted applications for this waiting list from October 13, 2021, until October 15, 2021. 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.

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 Person $32,650
  • 2 Persons $37,300
  • 3 Persons $41,950
  • 4 Persons $46,600

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Applicants who are currently on the HACC’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) wait list.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HACC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACC public notice on October 4, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Cook County, Illinois.

Last Updated on 03/18/2022.

Closed: Broadview Senior Apartments Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at Broadview Senior Apartments is closed.

The HACC last accepted applications for this waiting list from October 13, 2021, until October 15, 2021. 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.

The maximum income limits for each household size are as follows:

  • 1 Person $19,600
  • 2 Persons $22,400
  • 3 Persons $25,200
  • 4 Persons $27,950

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Applicants who are currently on the HACC’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) wait list.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HACC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACC public notice on October 4, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Cook County, Illinois.

Last Updated on 03/18/2022.

Closed: Riverdale Apartments Senior Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) Senior Public Housing waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Riverdale Apartments is closed.

The HACC last accepted applications for this waiting list from September 22, 2021, until September 24, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 Person $52,200
  • 2 Persons $59,650

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Families who are literally homeless
  • Veterans
  • Disabled
  • Elderly
  • Victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking (referred to as VAWA collectively).

Selected 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 HACC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACC public notice, as of September 15, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Senior Public Housing rental assistance in Riverdale, Illinois. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 03/17/2022.

Closed: Summit Senior Living Senior Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) Senior Public Housing waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at Summit Senior Living is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from January 12, 2021 until January 14, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

  • $51,000 for a 1 person household
  • $58,250 for a 2 person household
  • $65,550 for a 3 person household 
  • $72,800 for a 4 person household

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Preferences will be given to families who are literally homeless; who are Veterans; who are 62 and older/disabled; or who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking (referred to as VAWA collectively).

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

Please note: The HACC will maintain one wait list for both the Senior Public Housing and the Senior Section 8 Project Based Voucher programs at this property.

For more information, visit the HACC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACC on January 6, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Senior Public Housing rental assistance in Summit, Illinois. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 03/29/2022.

Closed: Armond King Apartments and Albert D. Goedke House Multi-Family Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) Multi-Family Housing waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Armond King Apartments and Albert D. Goedke House is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from January 12, 2021 until January 14, 2021. 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.

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 Person $38,220
  • 2 Persons $43, 680

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • A person 62 years of age or older
  • A person 18 years of age or older with a disability
  • Homeless
  • Victim of domestic violence

Selected 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 HACC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACC on January 7, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other rental assistance in Skokie and Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Last Updated on 01/14/2021.

Closed: Senior Affordable Multi-Family Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) Senior Affordable Multi-Family Housing waiting list for 1-Bedroom standard and accessible apartments at Huntington and Wheeling Tower is currently closed.  

The HACC last accepted applications for this waiting list from July 28, 2021 until July 30, 2021. 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.

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 Person $39,180
  • 2 Persons $44,760

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Age 62 and older
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Applicants who meet the definition of homelessness
  • Victims of Domestic Violence

250 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 HACC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACC on July 14, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other Senior rental assistance in Niles and Wheeling, Illinois.

Last Updated on 11/04/2022.

Closed: Turlington West and Edward Brown Apartments, Affordable Multi-Family Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) Affordable Multi-Family Housing waiting list for 1-Bedroom at the Turlington West and Edward Brown Apartments is closed.

The HACC last accepted applications for this waiting list from November 16, 2022, until November 21, 2022. 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.

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 Person $43,800
  • 2 Persons $50,540

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Homeless
  • Age 62 and older
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Victims of Domestic Violence

250 applicants were placed on this waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by preferences.

For more information, visit the HACC website.

Sources: This information was verified  by the HACC notice on November 4, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other rental assistance in Chicago, Illinois.

Last Updated on 11/21/2022.

Closed: Jane R. Perlman and Victor Walchirk Apartments, Affordable Multi-Family Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) Affordable Multi-Family Housing waiting list for 1-Bedroom at the Jane R. Perlman and Victor Walchirk Apartments is closed.

The HACC last accepted applications for this waiting list from November 16, 2022, until November 21, 2022. 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.

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 Person $43,800
  • 2 Persons $50,540

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Homeless
  • Age 62 and older
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Victims of Domestic Violence

250 applicants will be placed on this waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by preferences.

For more information, visit the HACC website.

Sources: This information was verified  by the HACC notice on November 4, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other rental assistance in Chicago, Illinois.

Last Updated on 11/21/2022.

Closed: Juniper Towers and Golden Tower I & II Apartments, Affordable Multi-Family Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) Affordable Multi-Family Housing waiting list for 1-Bedroom at the Juniper Towers and Golden Tower I & II Apartments is closed.

The HACC last accepted applications for this waiting list from November 16, 2022, until November 21, 2022. 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.

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 Person $43,800
  • 2 Persons $50,540

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Homeless
  • Age 62 and older
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Victims of Domestic Violence

250 applicants were placed on this waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by preferences.

For more information, visit the HACC website.

Sources: This information was verified  by the HACC notice on November 14, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other rental assistance in Chicago, Illinois.

Last Updated on 11/21/2022.

Closed: General Affordable Multi-Family Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) General Affordable Multi-Family Housing waiting list is currently closed. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the HACC website here.

Last Updated on 07/14/2021.

About Housing Authority of Cook County

Office Hours

Open today from 8:30am to 4:30pm CT.

Day Hours
Monday 8:30am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm
Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

About the Housing Authority of Cook County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of Cook County manages 12,972 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 11,092 86 150 169 547 471 65
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $832 $655 $893 $1,044 $871 $670 $659
Monthly Cost $9,228,298 $56,359 $134,005 $176,422 $476,659 $315,506 $42,862
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 7% having issued approximately 1,981 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 14 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $14,871 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 73% were extremely low income (ELI). 36% 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

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 55% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% 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.

46% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 45% of households with children have a female head of household. 84% of all households were headed by a female.

86% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 82% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Cook County Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 25% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 73% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

23% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 46% with 3 or more bedrooms. 25% 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 of Cook County voucher holders in 2016 was $371 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $949. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $138.

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.