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Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program provides rental assistance to help low income persons afford decent and safe rental housing. HCV Programs are funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and administered by public housing agencies throughout the country. The Housing Authority of Cook County (the HACC) is the housing agency that administers an HCV Program in Suburban Cook County.

How to Apply

  1. The Housing Choice Voucher Wait list is currently closed. Periodically the Housing Authority will issue update notices to confirm continued interest in the program. You must respond to these notices. Failure do so will result in automatic removal from the waitlist.

  2. 2. If you are currently on our wait list, it is your responsibility to update your contact information in the event of an address change or phone number change. This information can be updated via the Applicant Portal link below.

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Project Based Voucher Program

The PBV Program is a rental assistance program where the resident pays 30% of his/her income towards the rent to the owner and the HACC subsidizes the remainder at the PBV approved unit.  These developments are privately owned and managed.  Assistance is provided for the duration of tenancy in the unit.

How to Apply

  1. Review our list of Housing Opportunities currently available.

    See our open waitlists

  2. Submit an application for open waiting lists. Applications submitted for closed lists will not be accepted.

  3. Review of your application will be conducted to confirm eligibility for placement on the waiting list.

  4. Periodically the housing authority will request that you update your interest in housing opportunities. You will need to reply to these notices. All address changes should be completed through the applicant portal.

  5. You will be contacted by the Eligibility department once your application has reached to the top of the list.

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Home Ownership Program

The homeownership option is used to assist a family residing in a home purchased and owned by one or more members of the family. A family assisted under this option must be an existing participant in the HCV program. The HACC must have the capacity to operate a successful HCV homeownership program as defined by the regulations.

How to Participate

  1. Application are available for submission by current Housing Choice Voucher Program Participants.

  2. Upon receipt of your application, you will be invited to an informational session from on the Home Ownership program to determine your eligibility for the program

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Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program

The goal of the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program is to assist participants in improving their education and job skills for the purpose of becoming gainfully employed. This is accomplished by encouraging additional education, job training, and more.

How to Participate

  1. Applications are available for submission by current Housing Choice Voucher Program Participants.

  2. Upon receipt of your application, you will be invited to an informational session on the Family Self-sufficiency program.

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Community Choice Program (Mobility Program)

The HACC’s Community Choice Program helps families with vouchers move to Opportunity Areas, some of the top performing neighborhoods in suburban Cook County. The program’s sole purpose is to help families like yours use your voucher as a means to improve your quality of life, not just to help you pay your rent.

Search for Opportunity Areas

  1. Review Cook County's Opportunity areas below...

    HACC Opportunity Areas