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WAUKEGAN HOUSING AUTHORITY
215 S. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AVENUE • WAUKEGAN, ILLINOIS 60085
CENTRAL OFFICE (847) 244-8500 • FAX (847) 244-8591• SEC. 8 OFFICE (847) 244-1595

Executive Director: Charles J. Chambers Jr.
Chairman: Eleanor Murkey
Vice-Chairman: Mark Pleasant
Commissioners: Michelle Obleton,  Kittie Harden, Demar Harris 


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WAUKEGAN HOUSING AUTHORITY WILL OPEN IT’S SECTION 8 HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM WAITING LIST AT 12:01am CST ON MARCH 26, 2015 AND CLOSE ON APRIL 2, 2015 AT 11:59PM CST



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Waukegan, IL March 12, 2015

The Waukegan Housing Authority announces it will be accepting applications for its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program Waiting List. Beginning Thursday, March 26, 2015, at 12:01am CST, applications will be available electronically to those interested in applying to be placed on the Section 8 Waiting List. Applications will be available online at www.waukeganhousing.com at 12:01am CST starting March 26th through April 2nd 2015 at 11:59pm CST, 24 hours a day.  

Applicants are reminded that no applications will be accepted at any of the Waukegan Housing Authority offices. All applications must be completed online no later than April 2, 2015 at 11:59pm CST. Applications will be selected by way of a lottery system.  As such, order of receipt has no bearing on whether an application will be selected for the waiting list.  Applicants need not attend the lottery as they will be notified in writing if they have been placed on the waiting list.

The website is mobile friendly and applicants may also apply via their mobile phone as long as it is has internet access.

For those who have questions or require a reasonable accommodation please call (847)625-4622, (847)625-4614 or (847)625-4606 starting on March 26, 2015 through April 2, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST daily.  Operators will not be available from 5:01pm to 7:59am CST daily.

The Housing Choice Voucher program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments.