About Us

About

The Housing Authority of Cook County is the second largest public housing authority in Illinois. Established in 1946, the Housing Authority of Cook County is a municipal corporation whose jurisdiction spans 108 communities. We believe that when residents have access to affordable housing, economic opportunity and a suitable living environment free from discrimination, people thrive.

Our Values

The Housing Authority of Cook County is an agency that you can rely on to service your needs with compassion, consistency and professionalism. Each of our CORE VALUES come together to establish TRUST: Truth, Respect, Unity, Security and Transparency.

Respect

We place a priority on respect for all our residents and landlords.

Truth

Honesty and candor are critical for us to maintain trust with all of the people we serve.

Unity

We believe that we are stronger when we act together, with unified purpose and vision.

Security

The safety and well-being of all our residents and landlords is of utmost priority.

Transparency

We commit to honesty and open communication with our residents and landlords.

Our Reach

Our jurisdiction spans 108 communities from the northernmost reaches of Cook County to the southernmost. We serve all Cook County municipalities except for the following, which have their own public housing agencies: Cicero, Chicago, Elgin, Maywood, Oak Park, and Park Forest.

Affordable Housing Programs

The Housing Authority of Cook County administers several rental assistance programs to meet the housing needs of those who need it most in Suburban Cook County. The Housing Authority of Cook County’s conventional public housing program consists of over 2,100 owned units of low-income housing. The Rental Assistance Division services over 13,000 families, senior citizens, and persons with disabilities. Other programs such as the Community Choice Program, Family Self-Sufficiency Program, and Homeownership Program are designed to help clients reach their goals and move toward independence.

Vulnerable Populations

9,282

Individuals with Disabilities

13,557

Children

5,447

Seniors

734

Individuals from Families Homeless at Admission

Demographics

Job Openings

  1. August 4, 2022
    System Administrator II
    Full-time
  2. July 28, 2022
    Housing Specialist
    Full-time