Public Housing Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on May 22nd, 2015.

The Rockford County Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing applications for families.

To apply for housing you can pick  up an application at the apartment complex you you want to apply or you may apply at the Rockford Housing Authority central office located at: 223 S. Winnebago St  Rockford, IL 61102.

Completed applications can be hand delivered to the Property Manager where you want to apply or to the Central Housing Authority office.

For more information you can see their website at www.rockfordha.org or call the housing authority with any questions at: 815-489-8500.

Summary

  • What: Rockford Housing Authority Public Housing Opening

Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on May 22nd, 2015.

The Rockford County Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing applications for seniors and disabled individuals.

To apply for housing you can pick up an application at the apartment complex you are interested in or you may apply at the Rockford Housing Authority central office,  located at 223 S Winnebago St. Rockford, IL 61102

All completed applications can be mailed or hand delivered to the Rockford Housing Authority Central Office or Hand delivered to the Housing Complex you want to apply to.

For any questions you can contact the Housing Authority office at: 815-489-8500 or visit their website at: www.rockfordha.org.

Summary

  • What: Rockford Housing Authority Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Opening
  • Preferences For: The Elderly.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Other Waitlist: Closed

This information was last updated on May 22nd, 2015.

The Rockford County Housing Authority is now accepting public housing applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The family apaprtment units managed by the housing authority are located in three different communities:

Orton Keys (623 Ranger Rockford, IL 61109) is a 175 unit complex that offers onsite daycare services and a neighborhood network center that offers computer classes.


Fairgrounds Valley (1015 Jefferson Rockford, IL 61103) is a 210 unit complex that offers many after school activities for the children.

Blackhawk Courts (338 15th Avenue Rockford, IL) is a 196  that offers onsite daycare services and has The Boys and Girls Club.

The senior apartment units managed by the housing authority are located in 4 different communities:

North Main Manor (505 N. Main St. Rockford, IL 61103) is a 187 unit with heat, water, and gas are included in the rent.


Olesen Plaza (511 N. Church St. Rockford, IL 61103) is a 151 unit complex.

Brewington Oaks A and B is located near downtown and  heat, water, and gas are included in the rent. 

Park Terrace (1000 Chamberlain Rockford IL) is a 183 unit complex and on the RMTD bus line. Heat, water, and gas are included in the rent.
The Rockford County Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing applications for families.

To apply for housing you can pick  up an application at the apartment complex you you want to apply or you may apply at the Rockford Housing Authority central office located at: 223 S. Winnebago St  Rockford, IL 61102.

Completed applications can be hand delivered to the Property Manager where you want to apply or to the Central Housing Authority office.

For more information you can see their website at www.rockfordha.org or call the housing authority with any questions at: 815-489-8500.

Rockford Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

This information was last updated on July 20th, 2015.

The Rockford Housing Authority (RHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for five days in April 2015, and prior to that in 2006. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

In the first five days of the Rockford Housing Authority opening it's waiting list, more than 9,000 households applied. The RHA used a random lottery to select 2,500 of those households to be on the waiting list.

Applications were accepted online only.

If chosen, the housing authority will notify you via postal mail no later than May 31, 2015. If you do not receive a letter by that date, your application was not drawn by lottery and you will not be placed on the waiting list.

Preferences were:
-- Families whose head of household: 
    -  is working at 10 hours a week
    -  is enrolled in licensed or certified education or training
    -  is enrolled in Economic Self Sufficiency (definition from law)
-- Families whose head, spouse or co-head:
    -  is Elderly/Disabled
    -  is a veteran and was discharged from the military under any circumstances other than dishonorable
    -  is near elderly
    -  is a resident of the city of Rockford
-- Families who have been displaced by local, state or federal declared disaster
-- Families who meet HUDs definition of homeless

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
Blackhawk Courts 87/100 01/21/2015
Scattered Sites Ac 94/100 01/06/2015
Fairgrounds Valley 48/100 01/12/2015
Scattered Sites Ac 94/100 01/06/2015
Jane Addams Park A 98/100 01/14/2015
Scattered Sites 70/100 04/29/2014
Scattered Sites 74/100 04/22/2014
Fairgrounds Valley 67/100 10/28/2013
Orton Keyes Courts 53/100 10/22/2013
Blackhawk Courts 79/100 10/30/2013
Brewington Oaks & 91/100 10/24/2013

Public Housing Operated by Rockford Housing Authority

1518 Seminary St
Blackhawk Courts participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
514 Score St
Orton Keyes Courts participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
505 N Main St
North Main Manor participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
1031 W Jefferson St
Fairgrounds Valley participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
511 N Church St
Olesen Plaza participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
2504 Anderson St
Scattered Sites participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
1133 Benton St
Scattered Sites participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
2221 N Winnebago St
Scattered Sites Acq participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
1000 Chamberlain St
Park Terrace participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
505 Seminary St
Brewington Oaks and Jane Addams Villa participates in the following programs:
Public Housing

Affordable Apartments near Rockford Housing Authority

622 Newport Ave
River West Housing - Phase I participates in the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
5921 Allerton Dr
Chrisitan Life Retirement Allerton participates in the following programs:
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
2750 N Mulford Rd
Christian Life Retirement Center participates in the following programs:
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly

Rockford Housing Authority serves the following locations in the state of Illinois: