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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Monthly Board of Commissioners Meeting

The Waukegan Housing Authority Regular Scheduled Meeting of the Board of Commissioners will be held on the third Wednesday of each month unless otherwise noted.  The meetings are scheduled to begin no earlier than 5:30 p.m. or as soon as a quorum of Commissioners is present.

January 17, 2024          No Scheduled Meeting

February 21, 2024

March 20, 2024

April 17, 2024

May 15, 2024

June 19, 2024              No Scheduled Meeting

July 17 2024                No Scheduled Meeting

August 21, 2024          No Scheduled Meeting

September 18, 2024

October 16, 2024

November 20, 2024

December 2024 TBA


In person meetings will be held at the following location:

Harry Poe Manor

300 S. Lake St

Waukegan, IL 60085

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