Housing Choice Voucher Program – WAITING LIST IS OPEN

The Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Waiting List is OPEN

Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) is a HUD-subsidized rental assistance program for individuals and families who meet the income guideline limits.  This program enables the recipient to secure housing in the private market pending qualifications, requirements, policies and regulations are met. Individuals and families are required to reside in Jo Daviess County for the initial year of program participation.

Eligibility Guidelines

The Housing Choice Voucher Program iis limited to low-income families and individuals. A Public Housing Authority (PHA) determines your eligibility based on: 1) annual gross income; 2) whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family; and 3) U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status. If you are eligible, the PHA will verify the information on your application.The  PHA will deny admission to program for any false information found during the verification of application information.

FY 2017 Income Limits Summary for Jo Daviess County, Illinois

FY 2017
Income Limit Category

Persons in Household:

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Very Low (50%)
Income Limits
$23,700 $27,050 $30,450 $33,800 $36,500 $39,250 $41,950 $44,650
Extremely Low (30%) Income Limits $14,250 $16,250 $20,420 $24,600 $28,780 $32,960 $37,140 $41,320
Low (80%) Income Limits $37,900 $43,300 $48,700 $54,100 $56,450 $60,800 $67,100 $71,450

Income limit areas are based on FY 2017 Fair Market Rent (FMR) areas. For 2017 the median income for a family of four in Jo Daviess County is $67,600.

Housing Choice Voucher Applicants must not exceed the very low-income (50%) limit for their family size in order to be considered eligible for the Housing Choice Voucher Programs. Very Low income families are defined as families whose incomes do not exceed 50% of the median family income for Jo Daviess County. For example in the above chart, in order to qualify for assisted housing for Jo Daviess County, a family of four would need to have an income that did not exceed $33,800 per year.

Housing Choice Voucher Program Applicants must fall within the Very Low (50%) income limits as published by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Some families may qualify if they are Low-Income under these circumstances:

  1. A low-income family that is “continuously assisted” under the 1937 Housing Act;
  2. A low-income family physically displaced by rental rehabilitation activity under 24 CFR 511;
  3. A low-income non-purchasing family residing in a HOPE I (HOPE for Public and Indian Housing Homeownership) or HOPE 2 (HOPE for Multifamily Units) Project;
  4. A low-income non-purchasing family residing in a project subject to a homeownership program under 24 CFR 248.173; or
  5. A low-income family displaced as a result of the prepayment of a mortgage or voluntary termination of a mortgage insurance contract under 24 CFR 248.165.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: We will not process applications that are not filled out completely. If your application does not have all the required information, it will be denied. “Yes/No” questions must be answered with a “yes” or “no.” If a question does not apply to you, write “NA.”  We will not accept applications that do not have copies of Social Security Cards, Immigration cards and supporting documents, and Birth Certificates for all persons listed on the application. We will not accept applications with POSTAGE DUE. If your application arrives with postage due, we will deny delivery