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Housing Authority of Elgin

130 S State Street
Elgin, Kane County, Illinois 60123

Housing Authority of Elgin is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Housing Authority of Elgin serves Algonquin, Batavia, Carpentersville, East Dundee, Elburn, Elgin, Geneva, Gilberts, Hampshire, North Aurora, South Elgin, St Charles, Sugar Grove and West Dundee.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Elgin, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Affordable Housing Program (RAD, LIHTC) Unknown

Other Housing Authority of Elgin 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.

Housing Authority of Elgin Website: http://www.haelgin.org/.

Housing Authority of Elgin Phone: (847) 742-3853.

Closed: Elgin, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Elgin (HAE) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for three days in September, 2018; and before that in 2008. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Elgin, Illinois is 41 miles northwest of Chicago, Illinois.

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

This waiting list had the following preferences: The Elderly, Persons with Disabilities, Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally, and Working/Employed.

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

For more information, visit the HAE website, or call the office at (847) 742-3853.

Last Updated on 11/10/2018.

Unknown: Affordable Housing Program (RAD, LIHTC) Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 08/21/2018.

About Housing Authority of Elgin

More information about Housing Authority of Elgin can be found on its website at http://www.haelgin.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of Elgin may be available by phone at (847) 742-3853. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Open today from 8:00am to 5:00pm CT. Office is closed from noon to 1:00 pm for lunch.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm , 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:30am-12:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of October 28th, 2020, it is not known if Housing Authority of Elgin is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 08/07/2018, Housing Authority of Elgin is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Housing Authority of Elgin Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of Elgin manages 1,016 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 Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 814 2 24 11
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $783 $564 $1,097 $624
Monthly Cost $637,723 $1,128 $26,336 $6,859

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Elgin

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 8% having issued approximately 123 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 43 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 $16,194 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 68% 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 61% 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, 54% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 24% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

48% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 46% of households with children have a female head of household. 85% of all households were headed by a female.

78% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 60% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Elgin Housing Choice Voucher program, 26% include at least one person with a disability. 38% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 84% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

29% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 28% with 2 bedrooms and 43% with 3 or more bedrooms. 21% 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 Elgin voucher holders in 2016 was $414 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $913. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $111.



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 Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of Elgin

Central Park Towers

120 S State St
Elgin, Illinois

Scattered Sites

320 Watch Ct
Elgin, Illinois