Waukegan Housing Authority

215 South Martin Luther King Junior Avenue, Waukegan, IL

There are no open waiting lists offered by Waukegan Housing Authority. Go to the Illinois Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Illinois Public Housing Waiting Lists page for nearby housing applications.

Closed: Waukegan, Illinois General Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Waukegan Housing Authority (WHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from April 10, 2019, until April 17, 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.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live or work in the city of Waukegan, working/employed, veterans and homeless.  

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

For more information, visit the WHA website.

Last Updated on 09/16/2019.

Closed: Waukegan, Illinois Mainstream Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Waukegan Housing Authority (WHA) Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from September 10, 2019, until January 15, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the WHA, "In order to qualify for the MVP program, your household MUST include a non-elderly (age 18 - 61) person with a disability who is:

  • Transitioning out of institutional or other segregated setting, or
  • At serious risk of institutionalization, or
  • Homeless, or
  • At risk of becoming homeless."

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

    According to the WHA, "Applicants are reminded that no applications will be accepted at any of the Waukegan Housing Authority offices."

    Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

    For more information, visit the WHA website.

    Last Updated on 01/21/2020.

    Unknown: Public Housing Waiting List

    The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

    Last Updated on 04/09/2019.

    About Waukegan Housing Authority

    Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program

    More information about the WHA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program can be found here.

     

    Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Program

    More information about the WHA VASH program can be found here.

    Family Unification Program (FUP) Program

    More information about the WHA Family Unification Program can be found here.

    About the Waukegan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

    As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Waukegan Housing Authority manages 702 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
    Vouchers 570 28 14 30 60
    Monthly Cost Per Voucher $682 $578 $578 $1,114 $599
    Monthly Cost $388,887 $16,172 $8,087 $33,407 $35,924
    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 16% having issued approximately 52 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 14 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 $12,919 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 73% were extremely low income (ELI). 36% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 48% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

    Heads of Household Characteristics

    3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 59% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 16% 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.

    52% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 49% of households with children have a female head of household. 84% of all households were headed by a female.

    92% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 83% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

    Of all households participating in the Waukegan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% include at least one person with a disability. 24% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 69% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

    Bedroom Size and Overhousing

    36% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 32% with 3 or more bedrooms. 11% 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 Waukegan Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $300 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $761. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $110.

    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 Waukegan Housing Authority

    Barwell Manor Homes

    565 S Genesee St
    Waukegan, Illinois

    Ravine Terrace Homes

    200 S Martin Luther King Jr Ave
    Waukegan, Illinois

    Harry A. Poe Manor Home

    300 Lake St
    Waukegan, Illinois

    Armory Terrace Homes

    1701 N McAree Rd
    Waukegan, Illinois