Kendall Housing Authority

811 John Street
Yorkville, Kendall County, Illinois 60560

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

Kendall Housing Authority offers Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Kendall County.

The Kendall Housing Authority is managed by the DuPage Housing Authority. When calling the Kendall Housing Authority, a representative will answer as the DuPage Housing Authority.

The following agencies operate on behalf of Kendall Housing Authority:

Agency Serves
DuPage Housing Authority DuPage County, Kendall County
Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Kendall County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon
Kendall County, Illinois Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Kendall Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Soon: Kendall County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Kendall Housing Authority (KHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is opening soon.

The KHA will accept applications for this waiting list for one day only on October 11, 2022 from 10:00 am, until 4:30 pm CT, or until 300 applications have been received.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Residency: Full-time Resident of any municipality or township within the KHA service area of Kendall County; or one or more adults in the household is employed at least 30 hours per week within the KHA service area of Kendall County; or if one or more adults in the household is a participant for at least 30 hours per week within the KHA service area of Kendall County in an accredited employment training program designed to prepare individuals for the job market
  • Family:
    • At least one household member is a minor child under 18 years old
    • The head of household or spouse is at least 62 years of age or older
    • At least one household member is disabled
  • Veteran
  • Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Preference
  • Family Self-sufficiency (FSS)/ HUD Program Preference:
    • Enrolled in the HUD Family Self-sufficiency Program (FSS)
    • Enrolled in any other HUD Demonstration Program. Demonstration Programs are HUD sponsored programs that after a determination of good cause and subject to statutory limitations, have been given authority to grant waivers to regulations that govern those programs
  • Involuntary Displacement:
    • Government action or a state or federally declared natural disaster involuntarily displaced you from a domicile in the KHA service area of Kendall County
  • Homeless

300 applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the KHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the KHA public notice on September 9, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Kendall County, Illinois.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via the Program Manager: Malinda Smith msmith@dupagehousing.org or fax (630) 690-0702. For hearing/deaf impaired, call Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission TTY Relay (888) 261-2698.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/09/2022.

Other Kendall Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Kendall County, Illinois Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Kendall Housing Authority (KHA) Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from May 4, 2021 until 150 applications were received.

Please note: According to KHA, "These vouchers are specifically targeted to assist non-elderly persons with disabilities"

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

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Persons who are clients of the Will, Grundy and Kendall Counties Continuum of Care agencies who are transitioning out of institutional or other separated settings; at serious risk of institutionalization; currently experiencing homelessness; or previously experienced homelessness and currently a client in a permanent supportive housing or rapid rehousing project.

150 applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences

For more information, visit the KHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the KHA on March 23, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Kendall County, Illinois.

Last Updated on 05/11/2021.

About Kendall Housing Authority

HCV Portability Status

As of September 24th, 2022, it is not known if Kendall Housing Authority 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.

As of September 24th, 2022, Kendall Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Kendall Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Kendall Housing Authority manages 152 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 Ported Out
Vouchers 127 25
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $961 $1,188
Monthly Cost $122,086 $29,706

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Kendall Housing Authority

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 10% having issued approximately 33 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 68 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 3.4 persons and has a household income of $19,000 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 66% were extremely low income (ELI). 49% 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 43% 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, 75% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 16% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 8% 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.

76% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 74% of households with children have a female head of household. 95% of all households were headed by a female.

76% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 69% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Kendall Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 13% include at least one person with a disability. 21% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 59% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

5% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 26% with 2 bedrooms and 69% with 3 or more bedrooms. 14% 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 Kendall Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $510 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $2,209. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $162.



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.