Lake County Housing Authority

33928 U.S. 45, Grayslake, IL

There is one waiting list open now offered by Lake County Housing Authority.

Lake County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Waiting ListStatus
(55+) Senior Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Lake County, Illinois Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Family Scattered Site Public Housing Closed

Lake County Housing Authority offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing and Family Self-Sufficiency programs in Lake County.

Go to the Illinois Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Illinois Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.

Open Until Further Notice: (55+) Senior Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Lake County Housing Authority (LCHA) waiting list for Senior (55+) Public Housing apartments is currently open.

The LCHA is accepting applications for this waiting list as of March, 2019, until further notice.

To apply, complete the online application here.

For more information, visit the LCHA website here.

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 02/21/2022.

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

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.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 08/21/2022.

Closed: Family Scattered Site Public Housing Waiting List

The Lake County Housing Authority (LCHA) Family Scattered Site Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. The 4-Bedroom waiting list was last open for five days in April, 2019. 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.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the LCHA website here.

Last Updated on 06/01/2019.

About Lake County Housing Authority

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.

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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Lake County Housing Authority manages 2,915 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 2,438 219 50 87 6 95
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $833 $925 $870 $1,006 $794 $784
Monthly Cost $2,031,379 $202,600 $43,485 $87,551 $4,765 $74,449
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.

Public Housing Apartments Operated by Lake County Housing Authority

Scattered Sites

1525 27th St
Zion, Illinois

Beach Haven Towers

730 Golfview Dr
Round Lake Beach, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Marion Jones

1405 Dugdale Rd
North Chicago, Illinois

Scattered Sites

34471 N Almond Rd
Gurnee, Illinois

Scattered Sites

344 Bridgewood Dr
Antioch, Illinois

Low Income Housing Managed by Lake County Housing Authority

Ravinia Housing

755 Pleasant Ave
Highland Park, Illinois
Call For Rent
3 BR
Rent Assisted