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

Pursuant To Executive Order 2020-07 Signed By Governor Pritzker And Guidance Provided By Legal Counsel, The Waukegan Housing Authority Will Conduct All or Part of these Meetings By Use Of Telephonic Or Electronic Means Without A Physical Quorum Present on our properties. Public Access to the Board of Commissioners meeting will be available via Zoom and will be posted in our office, properties and on our website.

For Access:
Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 869 6879 0811

 Passcode: 593882

Or Join By Telephone
1 312 626 6799

The meetings are scheduled to begin no earlier than 5:30 p.m. or as soon as a quorum of Commissioners is present.

January 18, 2023          No Scheduled Meeting

February 15, 2023

March 15, 2023

April 19, 2023

May 17, 2023

June 21, 2023

July 19, 2023                No Scheduled Meeting

August 16, 2023          No Scheduled Meeting

September 20, 2023

October 18, 2023

November 15, 2023

December 2023 TBA


If in person meetings resume they will be held at the following location:

Harry Poe Manor

300 S. Lake St

Waukegan, IL 60085

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