About Us

About Us

The Waukegan Housing Authority (hereinafter, “HA”) is a public entity that was formed in 1949 to provide federally subsidized housing and housing assistance to low-income families, within Waukegan Illinois.  The HA is headed by an Executive Director/CEO and is governed by a five-person board of commissioners and is subject to the requirements of Title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations (hereinafter, “CFR”) and the HA’s procurement policy.  Though brought into existence by a Resolution and it is a separate entity from the City.

Currently, the HA owns and/or manages: (a) 3 multi-family apartment complexes totaling 325 units; (b) 1 senior complex, totaling 98 units; (c) 25 single-family homes throughout the city of Waukegan.  The HA currently has approximately 23 employees.


The Waukegan Housing Authority provides administrative and maintenance support to 448 conventional Public Housing units in four (4) developments on thirty-one (31) sites throughout the Waukegan area:

The communities evaluated in these individual documents are:

Development Number(AMP) / Name

Development Location

IL26-1 Barwell Manor Homes
565 – 595 S. Genesee Street
565 – 595 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085

120 mixed population units in three sites located 500 and 600block of Genesee and Martin Luther King

IL26-2 Ravine Terrace
200 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085

98 elderly units located at 200 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue

IL26-3 Harry Poe Manor
300 Lake Street
Waukegan, IL 60085

155 efficiency/one bedroom units located at 300 Lake Street

IL26-6 Armory Terrace Homes
1701 – 1719 N. Mc Aree Road
Waukegan, IL 60085

50 family units located on the 1700 block of N. McAree Road

IL26-6 Scattered Sites

25 single family homes located throughout the City of Waukegan


Finance Department

The Finance Department is responsible for issuing Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) directly to landlords.  The department offers direct deposits for Housing Assistance Payments.  Payments will be processed on the 1st business day of each month the rent is due.  An additional payment is processed mid-month of each month, if necessary, to satisfy late approvals.  The Finance Department is organized into two sections: Public Housing and Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher.  The department advises landlords and tenants in regards to the Public Housing Program and the Housing Choice Voucher Program in the areas of financial commitments and obligations.  The department also is responsible for development of WHA’s annual operating and capital budget, and reporting financial information to key internal and external audiences. 

Also Waukegan Housing Authority is net 30 days, means we pay our vendors and contractors within 30 days after we received properly prepared invoice at our office.