Lake County Housing Authority

Who Is Eligible for Assistance?

In order to be eligible for either the Housing Choice Voucher or Public Housing Program family incomes can not be greater than those on the following chart. These limits are established by the federal government and adjusted annually.

Table last updated 7/1/14.

HCV (Section 8) Program

Low Rent Public Housing

50% of Median Income for Lake County, IL
80% of Median Income for Lake County, IL
Family Size
Maximum
Yearly Income
Family Size
Maximum
Yearly Income
1
$25,350
1
$40,550
2
$29,000
2
$46,350
3
$32,600
3
$52,150
4
$36,200
4
$57,900
5
$39,100
5
$62,550
6
$42,000
6
$67,200
7
$44,900
7
$71,800
8
$47,800
8
$76,450

Waiting Lists

Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing Family waiting lists closed in December 2016.

We will continue to accept applications for our Public Housing Senior and Disabled Units(all members of the family must be at least 55 years of age).

Income includes salary, wages, tips, Social Security, SSI, SSDI, TANF/Public Aid, unemployment benefits, VA benefits, pension, child support, alimony, worker’s compensation and cash contributions for all members of the household. Income is also derived from assetssuch as savings, stocks, bonds, and the value of real estate owned.

All statements regarding eligibility must be verified. Misrepresentations made on the pre‑application form will result in the refusal of housing assistance.

REPORT ALL CHANGES!

In order for the Authority to meet your needs it has to have current information. Once each year the Authority will ask you to update our pre-application. However, it is in your best interest to notify the Authority in writing if there are changes in your household composition, income, address, phone number or interest in the program between update.