What is the Housing Choice Voucher Program?

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (a.k.a. Section 8 program), is a federally funded program designed to help eligible low-income families secure decent, safe and sanitary housing. The Waukegan Housing Authority administers the program by providing vouchers that enable eligible families to seek out suitable housing in the private sector. In order to be eligible for participation in the Housing Choice Voucher program (a.k.a. Section 8 program) the head of household must be 18 years of age or legally emancipated and at least one family member must have legal residency status in the United States.

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The U. S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a new order temporarily halting evictions through October 3, 2021

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a new order temporarily halting evictions in counties with heightened levels of community transmission through October 3, 2021 under CDC and Prevention Department of Health and Human Services, Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 264) and 42 Code of Federal Regulations 70.2. This new order by the CDC is temporary to respond to the recent, unexpected developments in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the rise of the Delta variant.

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