Program Resources

Waiting List

The DuPage Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) waiting list is currently CLOSED and has been closed for any new applications since September 2010.

Unfortunately, we are unable to determine when our waiting list will re-open at this time but we do expect the waiting list to remain closed for several years. When the waiting list re-opens for the submission of pre-applications, a public announcement will be placed on this website and in local and minority newspapers. The DuPage Housing Authority does use local preferences when servicing applicants from our waiting list.”

Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List FAQ's

Is it too late to submit a pre-application?

Answer: Yes. The waiting list closed in 2010. Pre-applications were not accepted if postmarked after Month 1, 2010

I submitted a pre-application. When will I receive a response?

Answer: Applicants were notified of their status. Letters were mailed to the applicants who were placed on the waiting list, giving them their status and the approximate dates they would be serviced by the DuPage Housing Authority.

How do I find out my status on the waiting list?

Answer: You MUST make your request in writing. DuPage Housing Authority cannot accept phone calls to provide this information. Please include last 4 digits of your Social Security number and date of birth on all correspondence.

What do I do if my address changes?

Answer: Notify us immediately in writing of your new address. In addition to your new mailing address, please include last 4 digits of your Social Security number and date of birth on all correspondence.

What do I do if my status changes (additional income, family composition, etc.)?

Answer: Nothing. Notify us in writing only if your address changes.

I claimed a Preference and the status changed or I no longer have the Preference. What should I do?

Answer: Nothing. However, when your name reaches the top of the waiting list and you are serviced by the DuPage Housing Authority, you will need to provide absolute proof that you qualified for the Preference at the time you submitted the pre-application. Absolute proof includes, but is not limited to; old leases, old utility bills, old school records, old check stubs, and old IDs. If your Residency Preference has changed because you moved, you need to immediately notify in writing the DuPage Housing Authority of your new address.

When will the waiting list re-open?

Answer: Unfortunately, we are unable to determine when our waiting list will re-open. We expect the waiting list to remain closed for several years. When the waiting list re-opens, public announcement will be made through the local and minority newspapers and our website.

How will I know when you reach my name?

Answer: DuPage Housing Authority will contact you in writing at your address of record to schedule you for an Eligibility Interview. That is why it is critically important for you to update your address immediately with DuPage Housing Authority each time your address changes.