About Housing Authority of Joliet

The Housing Authority of Joliet is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Joliet, Illinois.

The Housing Authority of Joliet serves Will County and Joliet.

Housing Authority of Joliet Waiting Lists

Housing Authority of Joliet Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

Please note: The Housing Authority of Joliet covers Will County, IL.

The Housing Authority of Joliet (HAJ) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

As of September 2015, a HAJ representative stated this waiting list is expected to stay closed for many more years.

For more information, visit the HAJ website, or call the office at (815) 727-0606.

Last Updated on 09/03/2015.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The Joliet Housing Authority public housing waiting list for families is currently closed

Last Updated on 10/07/2016.


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of Joliet manages 1,657 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,131 9 32 188 34 20 38
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $940 $644 $1,186 $987 $844 $837 $610
Monthly Cost $1,063,086 $5,795 $37,953 $185,522 $28,698 $16,730 $23,195

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Joliet

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 15% having issued approximately 119 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 20 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.8 persons and has a household income of $15,418 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 36% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 51% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 61% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 16% 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.

57% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 52% of households with children have a female head of household. 84% of all households were headed by a female.

88% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 84% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Joliet Housing Choice Voucher program, 16% 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. 68% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

19% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 26% with 2 bedrooms and 56% 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 Joliet voucher holders in 2016 was $395 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,048. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $163.



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 of Joliet

401 N Bluff St
Joliet, Illinois
John Holmes Complex is a 125 unit low income housing apartment community in Joliet.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing Project Based Rental Assistance
400 N Bluff St
Joliet, Illinois
John Holmes Complex is a 49 unit low income housing apartment community in Joliet.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing Project Based Rental Assistance
311 N Ottawa St
Joliet, Illinois
John Murphy Center is a 139 unit low income housing apartment community in Joliet.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing Project Based Rental Assistance
2200 Oneida St
Joliet, Illinois
Scattered Sites is a 173 unit low income housing apartment community in Joliet.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing Project Based Rental Assistance
102 Stryker Ave
Joliet, Illinois
Scattered Sites is a 177 unit low income housing apartment community in Joliet.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing Project Based Rental Assistance