About Housing Authority of the City of North Chicago

The Housing Authority of the City of North Chicago is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in North Chicago, Illinois.

The Housing Authority of the City of North Chicago serves North Chicago.

Housing Authority of the City of North Chicago Waiting Lists

Housing Authority of the City of North Chicago Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The Housing Authority of the City of North Chicago (HACNC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in September 2015, and prior to that for one day in August 2014.

To apply in 2015, applicants were required to complete the online pre-application.

Once 400 pre-applications were accepted, the waiting list closed. The 400 pre-application limit was reached only 10 minutes after the waiting list opened.

The HACNC had a preference for: Elderly, disabled, victim of domestic violence, displaced by a natural disaster, or displaced by government action.

For more information, visit the HACNC website, or call the office at (847) 785-4300 from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Last Updated on 09/11/2015.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The Housing Authority of the City of North Chicago (HACNC) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for senior (62+) households.   

There are two ways to apply:  
 
  1. Call the HACNC at (847) 785-4300 to have a pre-application mailed to you.
  2. Pick up a pre-application at Kukla Towers, located at 1440 Jackson Street, North Chicago, IL 60064, during normal office hours.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be mailed to the HACNC at the address listed above.

The HACNC has a preference for: Elderly, disabled, victim of domestic violence, displaced by a natural disaster, or displaced by government action.

For more information, visit the HACNC website, or call the office at (847) 785-4300 from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm CT, Monday-Friday.

Last Updated on 09/08/2015.


About the Housing Authority of the City of North Chicago Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Housing Authority of the City of North Chicago manages 381 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Family Unification Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 304 4 22 51
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $637 $834 $895 $520
Monthly Cost $193,568 $3,336 $19,682 $26,539

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of North Chicago

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 13% having issued approximately 25 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 15 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 $12,748 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 79% were extremely low income (ELI). 39% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 45% 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, 68% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 18% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 8% 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.

63% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 61% of households with children have a female head of household. 90% of all households were headed by a female.

98% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 93% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of North Chicago Housing Choice Voucher program, 14% 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. 77% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

14% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 52% with 3 or more bedrooms. 24% 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 the City of North Chicago voucher holders in 2016 was $309 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $720. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $148.



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.


Affordable Apartments near Housing Authority of the City of North Chicago

1 Prairie View Ct
Prairie View Apartments is a 224 unit low income housing apartment community in North Chicago.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Project Based Rental Assistance
2403 24th St
Palermo Manor is a 4 unit low income housing apartment community in North Chicago.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in North Chicago.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
1106 McAlister Ave
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in North Chicago.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit