Waiting List

The Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) waiting list is currently CLOSED.

NO APPLICATIONS are being taken at this time.

It is the responsibility of the current applicants to keep their contact information updated with DuPage Housing Authority (DHA).  Failure to do so could result in cancellation from the Housing Choice Voucher Program (a.k.a HCV Program or Section 8) waiting list. Please use the username and password created at the time of applying to update your contact information at the Applicant Housing Café. You may access your account information from our Applicant Housing Café Portal. You can find the link under the Wait List Applicant Tab from the DuPage Housing Authority Website or CLICK HERE.



Initial Interview

When an applicants name comes to the top of the list they will be scheduled for an interview. All household members, 18 years of age and older must attend.  Applicants failing to appear at a scheduled interview will be removed from the HCV Program Waiting List. Applicants are given 2 chances to appear. Interviews last approximately 1 hour.

Applicants are sent (via USPS mail) a scheduled appointment date and a checklist of documentation needed for verification. At your scheduled appointment, Applicants will return to DHA to attend a group interview to determine if their eligibility.  Everyone 18 years of age or older living in the household MUST attend the interview and supply all verification from the checklist that applies to them.  Letters used for verification must be on original letterhead paper and NOT older than 30 days. Forms authorizing the Housing Authority to obtain information regarding income and assets are signed by the Applicant. A release form is also signed by the Applicant and each member 18 years of age and older to check criminal records.

Orientation/HCV Program Briefing

When Applicants are certified as eligible for the HCV Program Waiting List, they must attend a group orientation/briefing.  During the orientation, the Housing Choice Voucher program is explained by the Intake Department.  Specialists discuss the program requirements and the responsibilities of both tenants and landlords. If all the necessary documentation was presented at the interview and the Applicant has met all program requirements, a voucher is issued for 120 days at the orientation and the Applicant may begin their search for housing.



In order for a family to be eligible for the HCV program and receive assistance they must meet the requirements below.

Income Limits

Households must meet income limits established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to be eligible for the Housing Choice Voucher Program.  Income limits are subject to change without notice. (Last Updated: April 14, 2017)

1 Person

2 Persons 3 Persons 4 Persons 5 Persons 6 Persons 7 Persons 8 Persons
$27,650 $31,600 $35,550 $39,500 $42,700 $45,850 $49,000



Citizenship or Eligible Immigrant Status

Assistance is limited to U.S. citizens and specified categories of non-citizens who have eligible immigration status.

Criminal History

DHA requests a criminal background check for all household members 18 years of age and older for any criminal records.  Applicants may be denied eligibility due to their criminal records.


DHA will deny eligibility to an Applicant owing money to DHA or another housing authority if the debt is not repaid in full within 30 days.