Lake County Housing Authority

33928 N Route 45
Grayslake, Lake County, Illinois
(847) 223-1170

Lake County Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Grayslake, Illinois that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Family Self-sufficiency programs. As of February 23rd, 2019, Lake County Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The (55+) Senior Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The (55+) Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Lake County Housing Authority serves Lake County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
(55+) Senior Public Housing Open Indefinitely
(55+) Senior and Disabled Public Housing Open Indefinitely
Lake County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Family Public Housing Closed
Scattered Site 3-4 Bedroom Public Housing Closed

Open Lake County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: (55+) Senior Public Housing Waiting List

The Lake County Housing Authority (LCHA) Senior (55+) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Download and print the application online here. Scroll down to the "Waiting Lists" section, and select the "Apply for Public Housing Senior Unit (55+)" link.

For more information, visit the LCHA website, or call the office at (847) 223-1170.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 504RArequests@lakecountyha.org.

Last Updated on 11/29/2018.

Open Indefinitely: (55+) Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Lake County Housing Authority (LCHA) Senior (55+)/Disabled Public Housing waiting list is currently open, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Download and print the application online here. Scroll down to the "Waiting Lists" section, and select the "Apply for Public Housing Units (55+) and/or Disabled Unit Online (Shiloh Tower only)" link.

For more information, visit the LCHA website, or call the office at (847) 223-1170.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 504RArequests@lakecountyha.org.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 11/29/2018.

Other Lake County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Lake County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Lake County Housing Authority (LCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for five days from November 2016 until December 2016, and before that in 2010. 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: Residents, veterans, nursing home, elderly, disabled.

5,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the LCHA website, or call the office at (847) 223-1170.

Last Updated on 11/29/2018.

Closed: Family Public Housing Waiting List

The Lake County Housing Authority (LCHA) Family Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in December, 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the LCHA website, or call the office at (847) 223-1170.

Last Updated on 11/29/2018.

Closed: Scattered Site 3-4 Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

The Lake County Housing Authority (LCHA) Scattered Site Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. The 3-4 Bedroom waiting list was last open for five days in December, 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Lake County, IL is located about 35 miles north of Chicago, IL.

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

There were no preferences.

350 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the LCHA website, or call the office at (847) 223-1170.

Last Updated on 02/09/2019.

About Lake County Housing Authority

More information about Lake County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://lakecountyha.org/.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status online at https://www.hmsforweb.com/owl/login.php.

How To Update Your Application

Visit the LHCA web page here.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/07/2018, Lake County Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Office Hours

Day Hours
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

About the Lake County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Lake County Housing Authority manages 2,945 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 2,441 212 82 93 90
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $717 $823 $764 $908 $656
Monthly Cost $1,751,091 $174,436 $62,633 $84,455 $59,028

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Lake County 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 11% having issued approximately 258 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 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 51 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $15,152 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 36% 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 56% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 55% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 18% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 23% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

50% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 48% of households with children have a female head of household. 86% of all households were headed by a female.

65% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 54% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Lake County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 30% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 57% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

28% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 39% with 2 bedrooms and 34% with 3 or more bedrooms. 19% 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 Lake County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $374 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $797. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $120.



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.


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