02
DEC
2014

Fall Housing Highlights Newsletter

Cold weather is in the air, but also renovations at the HACC. Two of HACC’s senior housing communities in north suburban Evanston is slated for rehab in the coming months and upon completion, the aesthetics and amenities will rival private sector multi-unit buildings. Stay tuned
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16
JUN
2014

HACC Executive Director Richard Monocchio at the City Club of Chicago

Only one in four households in need of housing assistance receive it.  At the same time, funds to build and preserve affordable housing are being cut. What is the answer? I had the opportunity to address this issue at the City Club of Chicago last month. I hope you find the accompanyi
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04
OCT
2013

Housing Community Improvements – Roof Replacements

Roof Replacements at the following housing communities made possible with the assistance from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Community Development Block Grant Program. LOCATIONS Golden Towers – Chicago Heights, IL Turlington West Apartments – Harvey, IL &nbs
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07
MAY
2013

Homelessness in South Suburban Cook County

The Housing Authority of Cook County’s Executive Director, Richard Monocchio shares his views on homelessness in South Suburban Cook County, during a panel discussion at Temple B’nai Yehuda Beth Sholom in Homewood, on Sunday, May 5, 2013 To catch Mr. Monocchio’s view
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26
APR
2013

Housing Choice Vouchers and Sequestration

Check out the Housing Authority of Cook County’s Director of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program, Sheryl Seiling, as she expounds on the effects of sequestration on WBEZ91.5 radio. Click here for the full audio recording and a brief written synopsis of the discussion.
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08
APR
2013

Report challenges tie between housing vouchers, crime

Click here to catch the HACC’s Executive Director, Richard Monocchio’s interview with the Chicago Tribune on the discrimination Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program participants face in their quest for safe, decent and affordable housing.
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19
MAR
2013

Federal Sequestration: The Affect on Public Housing

You  have heard the word tossed around repeatedly, but you ask yourself, “What does sequestration really mean and does it affect me? Well, it means deep cuts across the board to government agencies and it affects everyone.  The HACC’s Executive Director, Richard Monocchio 
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26
SEP
2012

ENERGY ALERT

Your HACC utility allowance is intended to provide for the energy needs of an energy conservative household of modest means. The allowance is based upon actual rates and average consumption estimates for the area as a whole.
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24
SEP
2012

HACC Debit Card Program

The Housing Authority of the County of Cook (HACC) is proud to announce it is rolling out a new program to provide landlords and tenants with their utility assistance (UAP) and housing assistance (HAP) payments.
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