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The RHSP DHA waitlist closed Sept. 7, 2022.
The DHA HCV waitlist closed May 10, 2022.
The Project Based Vouchers (Seniors & housing in collaboration with Social Service Agency Providers) closed March 31, 2022. 
The MainStream wait list (non-elderly with disabilities)(May 4, 2021) is CLOSED.
The Senior Wait List (May 4, 2021) is CLOSED.
The Project Based Wait List (Nov. 10, 2020) is CLOSED.The Housing Choice Voucher Wait List (March 5, 2019) is Closed. 

Future Openings:
See news above.

To read about PREFERENCES click here

Wait List Pre-Applicants


When will you be called from the wait list? No time frame can be given at this time as so many factors affect how quickly we can serve the current applicants on our current wait list. Our timelines are dependent on funding and the number of people who exit the program that we are currently serving.

What is my position/number?
Please use the username and password (created at the time you applied) to access your account from our Applicant Housing Café. Your number indicates the number of people we must serve before we are able to call your name.

How do I update my information?
Use the username/password you created at the time of applying to access your account information from our Applicant Housing Cafe. Select the Apply/Update Application button to open your application. Proceed through the screens to update any information on your application. You must proceed through all the screens until the end, where you will be asked to save it. If you forgot your username/password, contact the Compliance Dept.  630-593-8209 (Jim) for assistance. 

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If a preference no longer applies to the applicant, it is their responsibility to remove it from their Café Account as all preferences will be verified upon coming off the wait list. If any applicant is unable to verify a preference they select, or found ineligible for a preference they select, the preference points for any non-qualified preference will be deducted and the pre-application will be returned to the wait list. The list will then be re-ordered to move the applicant to their qualified position based on any remaining preferences, then on date/time of application. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON PREFERENCES

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

DHA 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. 

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.

Citizenship or Eligible Immigrant Status
Assistance is limited to U.S. citizens and specified categories of non-citizens who have eligible immigration status.