The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) is the second largest public housing agency in Illinois. Established in 1946, the HACC serves 108 communities in suburban Cook County. The Authority owns and operates 2,100 units, 24 housing complexes and administers nearly 17,000 housing vouchers to seniors, families with children, veterans and the disabled. The HACC seeks to be a leader in the affordable housing movement to make housing accessible and attainable for people across Cook County, Illinois and beyond.
MEGA JOB FAIR June 6, in Robbins
Hiring companies: Aramark (staffing for Ingalls Memorial Hospital), Bridgestone Retail Operations, Chicago Housing Opportunities , Comcast, First Midwest Bank, Freedman Staffing , Fresenius Kidney Care, Green Corps, Hinckley Springs, Illinois State Police, Madison Construction, Manor Care, Office of IL State Treasurer, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Pace Bus, PDS – Chicago Parts and Sound, Robbins Police Department, SCR Medical, UPS
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Snag a Job!
Attend a Resume Writing Workshop Sponsored by the HACC Human Services & FSS Team………more details click here
Friends of the Forest Preserves & the Housing Authority of Cook County Offer Summer Jobs for Housing Residents & Voucher Holders, Ages 15-19……….more details click here
HUD Budget Cuts will have an Irreversible Impact to Affordable and Low-Income Housing Communities, Rent Subsidies, and Human Services Programs
Housing Authority of Cook County Updates Suburban Mayors’ Housing Committee Members about HUD Budget Cuts to Impact Low-Income Families, the Homeless, Veterans, Seniors & the Disabled………more details click here
The Form 1099-misc were mailed January 21, 2017. These forms are not available online nor through the Landlord Rent Cafe. . To confirm where your 1099 was mailed please register for the Landlord Rent Cafe. Address changes can be completed via Landlord Rent Cafe. Requests for duplicate copies will not be accepted until February 15, 2017, and requests for copies should be made in writing via email to email@example.com.
HACC Scholar’s Promise Program
The HACC Scholar’s Promise is a partnership with Prairie State College (PSC) and One Million Degrees giving low income students a chance to succeed through education. The HACC Scholar’s Promise is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the next generation’s future. To start, low income students who meet eligibility criteria will be selected and assigned long-term personalized coaching, tutoring, financial assistance, academic advising, personal supports, life skills and career readiness. Ultimately, the students will complete the program and earn a college degree to launch them into promising careers.
NEW WEB BASED INFORMATION
FOR VENDORS AND LANDLORDS
Updated December 22, 2016
The Housing Authority of Cook County has updated our Landlord Portal to Rent Cafe. As a result of upgrading to this platform, you will have to register for this new website using a Unique Registration code. We apologize if you had already created an account on our Landlord Portal, but the existing landlord portal will be discontinued. Information regarding these enhancements and credential information were provided via email on December 20, 2016, to all existing landlords with email contact information, from firstname.lastname@example.org. If you did not receive an email or are new to our agency email email@example.com for assistance.
Rent Cafe will allow you to:
Confirm your personal information such as mailing address, email and phone numbers to ensure quality communication between you and the housing authority.
View your billing and payment transactions on your ledger.
View housing specialist/case worker assigned to your tenants.
View unit information such as holds/abatements placed on your unit.
View attachments the housing authority has uploaded for you regarding Notice of Adjustments, etc.
View helpful documents for owner/landlords pertaining to the housing authority programs.
Click on HACC Vendor/Landlord Portal to create your user account.
The Housing Authority of Cook County
Job Fair in Robbins is a huge success!
The Housing Authority of Cook County is Largest Public Housing Agency
in Illinois to Become 100% Smoke Free Before Deadline
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The HACC Congratulates Another Homeowner
in its Mission to Fill the Gap for Low-Income Minorities
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Housing Authority of Cook County
Hires Voucher Resident as Waitlist Coordinator
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The Housing Authority of Cook County honors Veterans with special Thank You Breakfast & Cubs Hats
Helping Veterans Transition to Permanent Housing Remains a Top Priority
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The Housing Authority of Cook County launches Chess for
Success Clubs at family sites
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Affordable Housing & Homelessness
in Cook County
July 3, 2016, Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks with Richard Monocchio, Executive Director of the Housing Authority of Cook County,
about the challenges of finding housing that working people, seniors, the disabled and the disadvantaged can afford.
Monocchio hails HUD program to give
voucher holders more housing options
Edna E Carter
The Cook County Housing Authority is mourning the loss of HACC board member Edna Carter. Ms. Carter passed away suddenly in her sleep on December 26, 2015.
HACC Executive Director Richard Monocchio shared some of his thoughts regarding the late board member, “Ms. Carter believed in quality affordable housing for everyone, and in the people who live there. She gave back in some way every day. I will miss her. But her legacy will live on, and inspire us.”
HACC BREAKS GROUND ON RENOVATION OF THE JANE R. PERLMAN AND VICTOR WALCHIRCK APARTMENTS IN EVANSTON
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, Evanston 1st Ward Alderwoman Judy Fiske, Illinois Senator Daniel Biss, and IHDA Assistant Director Christine Moran, joined the HACC’s Executive Director Richard Monocchio in a much anticipated groundbreaking celebration for the renovation of the Jane R. Perlman and Victor Walchirck Apartments. Both properties are owned and operated by Evanston Senior Redevelopment, LLC, an affiliate corporation of the Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC).
This project is the first renovation in Cook County to utilize the federal Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program, which allows the HACC to utilize private debt to finance the renovation of an existing public housing project. The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) provided $1,500,000 in tax credits, which will generate over $15,000,000 in equity for the project. The Cook County Bureau of Economic Development is providing $3,560,000 in federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funding to support this project. The City of Evanston is providing $150,000 in HOME dollars. The total development cost is approximately $25.7 million. All units will be set-aside for low-income senior households, and for persons with disabilities.
“I’ve been a long-time advocate of affordable housing, both as an Alderman and President of the Cook County Board. In these challenging times, when the demand for affordable housing far exceeds the supply, a project like this is critically important in providing a stable home for hundreds of senior citizens and people with disabilities,” said Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle. “I commend the Housing Authority of Cook County and all of their partners on all of their hard work in bringing this project to fruition.”
“The Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) is critical to the future of public housing. It allows us to leverage additional capital, and just as important, puts these buildings on a more solid financial footing,” said Richard Monocchio, Executive Director, Housing Authority of Cook County.
Due to the continual decline in federal funding for public housing, these buildings are in need of major renovation. New enhancements include major mechanical and structural systems, such as plumbing, HVAC, and masonry. Individual apartments will also be modernized, including new floors, cabinets and appliances. Current residents will continue to live in the building while their units are renovated. The project is scheduled to be completed in late 2015.
KEEPING OUR YOUTH INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY
HACC’S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RICHARD MONOCCHIO
ADDRESSES NATIONAL HOUSING PANEL
The Council for Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) held its annual meeting last month, in Washington D.C., and the HACC’s Executive Director spoke to attendees at the conference regarding HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program.
HACC has converted its two properties in Evanston, Jane R. Perlman Apartments, and Victor Walchirck Apartments, which house seniors and people with disabilities. Through RAD, the HACC was able to leverage other State, federal, and local resources, which will lead to a multi-million dollar renovation of the properties. The work is scheduled to begin in early 2015.
Mr. Monocchio spoke on the need to extend the RAD Program. Currently Congres has capped RAD at 60,000 units. Another 120,000 units have been sent to HUD for conversion, but cannot be acted upon until Congress acts. If extended, all 2000 units of the HACC’s public housing would be converted and rehabilitated.
To learn more about the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program, please visit HUD’s website here.
Top left: Victor Walchirck Apartments – 2300 Noyes Court; Evanston
Bottom Right: Jane R. Perlman Apartments – 1900 Sherman Avenue; Evanston
VISIT OUR NEW E-PROCUREMENT PORTAL
Now, contractors who desire to do business with the HACC, need only to register their company and become immediately informed of new solicitation notices for services from the HACC, via e-mail. In addition to reviewing solicitation notices online, registered companies can now view a time-clock counting down the deadline for submitting proposals or bids. Companies are also updated via e-mail if there is an addendum to the original solicitation, as well as respond to a bid or Request for Proposals (RFP), or Request for Qualifications (RFQ) via the portal.
To visit the HACC’s new e-Procurement portal, click here and follow the directions to register.
HACC TO RESTORE TWO HOUSING COMMUNITIES IN EVANSTON
The HACC has been funded to restore two of our housing communities in Evanston, Illinois. The rehabilitation will entail at least $16 million worth of improvements to the Jane R. Perlman and Victor Walchirck Senior Apartments.
The award is from a Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) application that the HACC submitted to Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) in August 2013. Each year, the demand for tax credit applications far exceeds the amount available for allocation; therefore, applications that are submitted must measure up to the rigorous requirements set forth by IHDA.
The awarding of the tax credits would not have been possible without the support of Illinois Governor, Pat Quinn, Cook County Board President, Toni Preckwinkle, Illinois Housing Development Authority, 9th District Congresswoman, Jan Schakowsky, 9th District Senator Daniel Biss, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Mayor of Evanston, Elizabeth Tisdahl, and many other affordable housing advocates who lend their support in favor of the HACC’s mission, which is to improve the lives of our residents.
The improvements will include structural, mechanical, electrical, and cosmetic upgrades. Individual units will be redecorated with new flooring, new fixtures, and cabinetry. By being able to to restore these buildings, it will extend the life of the properties by up to forty years, not only enhancing the lives of the current residents, but allowing those those that resides at the properties thereafter to reside in an environment that meet their needs.
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MEDICAID PROGRAM FOR UNINSURED ADULTS IN COOK COUNTY
The Housing Authority of Cook County and the Cook County Health and Hospital Systems (CCHHS) have partnered to ensure that those in need of medical care are able to receive the assistance that they so desperately need. CountyCare is a new program for uninsured adults who are 19-64 years of age, living in Cook County and those that qualify for CountyCare will have access to services such as public transportation, family planning, physicians, dental visits, mental health services, inpatient AND outpatient hospital services and much more!
Please see below for a link to the CCHHS website to find out more about this exciting new program and for a quick overview of the program, see the flyers below.
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