Low Rent Public Housing Program Summary
The Public Housing Program provides affordable, decent, safe and sanitary housing to low-income families in 137 residential properties throughout Cook County. The Program is funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered by the HACC. Each of the communities has additional specific Management and Maintenance personnel assigned to them. The Authority works closely with local municipalities and the County of Cook to provide equal access to quality housing for people of limited means.
How to Become a Tenant of the Public Housing Program:
- Apply to a communities wait list when wait list is open. Click Here for wait list information.
- When selected from a wait list, applicant is screened.
- If found eligible, applicant is offered a unit.
- If applicant accepts a unit, applicant signs a lease with the HACC.
- HACC is the landlord.
- Tenant pays approximately 30% of family’s adjusted monthly income.
The HACC offers four main types of public housing:
- Elderly Designated Communities which house persons 62 years and older and near elderly persons aged 50-61 years;
- Elderly/Disabled Designated Communities which house persons 62 years of age and older and any persons with disabilities who are 18 years of age and older;
- Family Communities and Scattered Sites which are communities that have one to five bedrooms and are predominantly households with children.