Lake County Housing Authority

This housing agency serves Lake County, Illinois.

Waiting List
Closed: Lake County, Illinois Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Closed: Near Elderly Public Housing Waiting List Learn More
Closed: Scattered Sites, 3 and 4-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List Learn More
Closed: Shiloh Towers, Studio Senior Public Housing Waiting List Learn More

Closed: Lake County, Illinois Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental housing assistance in Lake County, Illinois.

The Lake County Housing Authority (LCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

The LCHA last accepted Section 8 HCV applications for this waiting list from February 21, 2022, until February 25, 2022. 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. No paper pre-applications were available or accepted.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Residency: Head or spouse lives, works or has received a written offer of employment to work in Lake County, IL (15 Points)
  • Nursing Home: Head or spouse resides in a licensed nursing home or similar licensed facility and remains there solely due to the inability to afford housing. (10 Points)
  • Veteran: Head or spouse is a veteran (5 Points)
  • Insufficient Funding: Families that have been terminated from this PHAs HCV program due to insufficient program funding. (5 Points)

2,500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the LCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the LCHA Daily Herald public notice on January 21, 2022.

Closed: Near Elderly Public Housing Waiting List

The Lake County Housing Authority (LCHA) last accepted Near Elderly Public Housing waiting list applications from the earliest confirmed date of March 1, 2029, until the latest confirmed date of October 26, 2023. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply while the waiting list was open, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the LCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the LCHA application portal on October 26, 2023.

Closed: Scattered Sites, 3 and 4-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental housing assistance in Lake County, Illinois.

The Lake County Housing Authority (LCHA) last accepted Public Housing waiting list applications for 3 and 4-Bedroom Scattered Site units from September 1, 2023, until September 30, 2023. There is no notice when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply when the waiting list was open, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the LCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the LCHA Waiting List Information page on August 21, 2023.

Closed: Shiloh Towers, Studio Senior Public Housing Waiting List

This waiting list is for Senior Public Housing rental housing assistance in Lake County, Illinois.

The Lake County Housing Authority (LCHA) last accepted Senior Public Housing waiting list applications for Studio apartments at Shiloh Towers from September 1, 2023, until September 30, 2023. There is no notice when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply when the waiting list was open, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the LCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the LCHA Waiting List Information page on August 21, 2023.

About The Agency

Lake County Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 3,666 low- and moderate-income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs.

Monday 8:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-12:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm
Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

33928 U.S. 45, Grayslake, IL

Visit Website(847) 223-1170

Section 8 Application Checklist

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Keep track of everything you need to apply for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher in this printable checklist created by Affordable Housing Online

How large is the Lake County Housing Authority?

Lake County Housing Authority serves 3,414 low-income households. The agency manages 3,256 Housing Choice Vouchers and 452 public housing units.

What are the incomes of residents served by the Lake County Housing Authority?

Extremely low-income (ELI) renters, earning less than 30% of Area Median Income (AMI), make up 77 percent of households served by Lake County Housing Authority. Very low-income renters earn less than 50% AMI, and are 94 percent of Lake County Housing Authority households.

How many Lake County Housing Authority residents are employed?

Working adults head 1,058 households and make up 31 percent of households served by Lake County Housing Authority.

How many female-headed renter households are served by the Lake County Housing Authority?

There are 2799 female-headed renter households living in Lake County Housing Authority housing. Households headed by females are 82% of those served by the Lake County Housing Authority.

What racial and ethnic groups are found among Lake County Housing Authority renters?

Black 1,980
Asian-Pacific Islander 68
White 1,024
Hispanic 341

How many senior-headed renter households are served by Lake County Housing Authority?

There are 1058 households headed by seniors served by the Lake County Housing Authority. Senior households are 31% of households in Lake County Housing Authority housing.

How many households headed by persons with disabilities live in Lake County Housing Authority housing?

There are 682 persons with disabilities living in Lake County Housing Authority housing. Persons with disabilities are the head of 20% of households served by the Lake County Housing Authority.

How does HUD rate the performance of the Lake County Housing Authority?

The Lake County Housing Authority is rated as a standard performer by HUD.

HUD rates the performance of Public Housing Agencies. The department looks at physical condition of properties, financial condition, management operations, and use of Public Housing Capital Funds for improvements.

How often does Lake County Housing Authority open new waiting lists?

Lake County Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waiting list was last opened on February 21, 2022 and closed on February 26, 2022.

Public Housing Communities Managed by Lake County Housing Authority

Shiloh Towers

1525 27th St, Zion, Illinois 60099

bed 1-2
payment Subsidized

Scattered Sites

34471 N Almond Rd, Gurnee, Illinois 60060

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Scattered Sites

344 Bridgewood Dr, Antioch, Illinois 60010

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Beach Haven Towers

730 Golfview Dr, Round Lake Beach, Illinois 60073

bed 1-2
payment Subsidized

Ravinia Housing

755 Pleasant Ave, Highland Park, Illinois 60035

bed 3
payment Income Based

Marion Jones

1405 Dugdale Rd, North Chicago, Illinois 60064