Housing Authority of the City of North Chicago

1440 Jackson Street
North Chicago, Lake County, Illinois 60064

Housing Authority of the City of North Chicago is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Housing Authority of the City of North Chicago offers Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in North Chicago.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
North Chicago, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Housing Authority of the City of North Chicago Public Housing Closed

Other Housing Authority of the City of North Chicago Waiting Lists

Closed: North Chicago, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of North Chicago (HACNC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from May 15, 2020, until 400 applications were submitted. 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. Once 400 applications were accepted, the waiting list closed.

For more information, visit the HACNC website.

Last Updated on 01/10/2022.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

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 Housing Authority of the City of North Chicago

More information about Housing Authority of the City of North Chicago can be found on its website at https://northchicagohousing.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of North Chicago may be available by phone at (847) 785-4300. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 08/16/2022, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of North Chicago is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of North Chicago manages 347 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Standard Family Unification Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 272 5 21 49
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $625 $1,045 $970 $468
Monthly Cost $170,048 $5,227 $20,380 $22,955

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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of the City of North Chicago

1440 Jackson St

1440 Jackson St
North Chicago, Illinois