Applying for Housing Assistance in DeKalb County Illinois
How Do I Apply For Housing Assistance?
- The Public Housing Waiting List is open for persons who qualify for two or more local preferences.
- The Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Waiting List is open for only the Elderly (62+) or Disabled.
Applications are taken on-line. If you do not have a computer, you may access the website through any computer connection (a friend, family, public libraries, internet cafes, or the Authority’s main office).
By submitting your application for housing assistance you are giving your consent for the Housing Authority of the County of DeKalb to obtain all criminal history records for all household members (18 year of age and older) necessary to determine your eligibility for housing assistance programs administered by the Housing Authority.
Applicants must have an e-mail address to complete the on-line process. Applications will not be accepted without an email address. HACD is making strides to be “green”. Email will soon be the primary method of contacting applicants. It is very important for applicants to monitor their email account for messages pertaining to housing assistance. If you are a person with disabilities and require an accommodation to apply to our programs please contact the Housing Authority of the County of DeKalb at 815.758.2692.
Placement on the waiting list does not indicate that an applicant is eligible for housing assistance. Final eligibility will be made when the family is selected from the waiting list.
HACD does not give applicants their “number or rank” on the waiting list. This number changes daily due to new applicants and changes in preferences for existing applicants. All applicants will be notified in writing when they are required to complete a full application for housing assistance.
Applicants who are already on HACD’s waiting list MUST keep their household information up-to-date by notifying the Admissions Office of any changes from the original application (family members, address, etc.) within 14 days of the change. These changes could affect applicant’s status on the waiting list. All changes must be in writing. Changes to household information will be accepted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants must include the full name and social security number of the listed head of household.
Please do not call to check on the status of your application. Application processing will take approximately 4-6 weeks. Applicant status can be viewed on-line at www.hmsforweb.com\owl.
HACD has no emergency housing.