Housing Authority of Joliet

6 South Broadway Street
Joliet, Will County, Illinois 60436

Housing Authority of Joliet is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA), Mainstream Voucher, and Family Unification Program (FUP) programs.

Housing Authority of Joliet offers Project-Based Section 8 Housing, Project-Based Voucher Housing, Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Will County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Will County, IL Housing Choice Voucher Closed
1-Bedroom Senior and Disabled Public Housing Closed
Mixed Income Housing Closed

Other Housing Authority of Joliet Waiting Lists

Closed: Will County, IL Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Joliet (HAJ) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in March 2010. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

Last Updated on 03/30/2018.

Closed: 1-Bedroom Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Joliet (HAJ) 1-Bedroom Public Housing waiting list for Elderly (62+), Near-Elderly (50-61) and Disabled households is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from July 8, 2019, until December 31, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Pick up an application at the HAJ office.

Once the application was completed, it must have been either:

  1. Postmarked by December 31, 2019; and mailed to the Housing Authority of Joliet.
  2. Dropped off at the HAJ office front desk.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Resident of Joliet, Elderly and Disabled.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, after sorting preferences.

For more information, visit the HAJ website.

Last Updated on 01/02/2020.

Closed: Mixed Income Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Joliet (HAJ) is not accepting Mixed Income Housing waiting list applications at this time. However, there may be affordable tax credit and market rate units available at Liberty Meadow Estates.

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

Last Updated on 10/25/2019.

About Housing Authority of Joliet

HCV Portability Status

As of September 24th, 2022, Housing Authority of Joliet 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 Joliet Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of Joliet manages 2,134 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, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,504 3 42 261 92 36 31
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,013 $615 $1,412 $1,329 $732 $507 $710
Monthly Cost $1,524,096 $1,845 $59,311 $346,741 $67,330 $18,261 $22,017

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 Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of Joliet

John Holmes Complex

401 N Bluff St
Joliet, Illinois

John Holmes Complex

400 N Bluff St
Joliet, Illinois

John Murphy Center

311 N Ottawa St
Joliet, Illinois

Scattered Sites

2200 Oneida St
Joliet, Illinois

Scattered Sites

102 Stryker Ave
Joliet, Illinois

Scattered Sites

160 Wallace St
Joliet, Illinois

Scattered Sites

808 Cardinal Ln
Joliet, Illinois

Liberty Meadow Estates Phase II

1507 Cornflower Dr
Joliet, Illinois
Subsidized

Low Income Housing Managed by Housing Authority of Joliet

Liberty Meadow Estates Phase I

SW Corner of Briggs
Joliet, Illinois
Market Rate

Water's Edge

326 South Des Plaines Street
Joliet, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior

Liberty Meadow Estates Phase III

Briggs and Rosalind Street
Joliet, Illinois
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
55+