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Kendall Housing Authority

811 W John St
Yorkville, Kendall County, Illinois 60560

Kendall Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Mainstream Voucher programs. As of May 9th, 2021, Kendall Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Kendall Housing Authority serves 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 Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Application Limit
Kendall County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Kendall Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Kendall Housing Authority Website:

Kendall Housing Authority Phone: (630) 690-3555.

COVID-19 Update:

As of March 23, 2021, the KHA application portal states "Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our offices are now physically CLOSED to the general public".

more information is available here.

Open Until Application Limit: Kendall County, Illinois Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Kendall Housing Authority (KHA) Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from May 4, 2021 at 10:00 am CT, until 150 applications have been received.

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

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

This waiting list has 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 will be 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 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 Mail to: Malinda Smith, Program Manager, DuPage Housing Authority, 711 E. Roosevelt Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187; or Fax to: Attention: Malinda Smith, Program Manager (630) 690-0702; or Email to: All requests must be received by April 9, 2021 at 4:30 pm.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/04/2021.

Other Kendall Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Kendall County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Kendall Housing Authority (KHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for nine days in March 2018; and before that in 2008. 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.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live or work 37.5+ hours per week in Kendall County; one adult works 30+ hours per week or is in job training in Kendall County (elderly or disabled persons in Kendall Count qualify for this preference); Kendall County resident displaced by government action or natural disaster; household of two or more people with at least one minor child (elderly or disabled persons qualify for this preference); veteran; victim of domestic violence; FSS participant; other HUD program participant; homeless or soon to be homeless; applicant or family member fleeing from violence.

300 applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

All applicants will receive an email within 45-60 days of the waiting list closing that states their waiting list status.

For more information, visit the KHA website, or call the DuPage Housing Authority at (630) 690-3555

Last Updated on 03/09/2018.

About Kendall Housing Authority

More information about Kendall Housing Authority can be found on its website at

Representatives of Kendall Housing Authority may be available by phone at (630) 690-3555. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/09/2021, 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.

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 150 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, 2020:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 126 24
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $950 $1,067
Monthly Cost $119,695 $25,599

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.