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The State of Illinois Rental Housing Support Program (RHSP) General Waiting List has CLOSED for both DuPage and Kendall Housing Authorities 

Number of Applications Unit Bedroom Size
50 1 Bedroom Unit
50 2 Bedroom Unit
25 3 Bedroom Unit
25 4 Bedroom Unit
25 5 Bedroom Unit

Subsidy level is based on the certified bedroom unit size for a household. The certified bedroom unit size is determined based on one (1) bedroom gets approved for subsidy for every two (2) persons in the household regardless of age or gender - usually called, "2 heartbeats per room."

When completing the pre-application, you MUST place select the correct bedroom unit size for your household based on 2 heartbeats per room. If the incorrect bedroom size is selected, you may be withdrawn from that Wait List.

Standards Used to Determine Unit Bedroom Size
Unit Bedroom Size Minimum Number of Persons Maximum Number of Persons
0BR 1 2
1BR 1 2
2BR 2 4
3BR 4 7
4BR 5 9
5BR 6 11

The wait list will has CLOSED JUNE 15, 2020 at 8 PM 


WHEN THE WAIT LIST was open, you were to successfully submit a pre-application online during the open period. The pre-application includes information on the head of household as well as each household member. Please have available the Head of Household mailing address, Email address, Total household income, as well as each household member's First and Last name, Date of Birth, SSN, Gender, Race and Ethnicity, and Relationship to Head of Household. This must be submitted online using a computer, smartphone, tablet or other electronic device with Internet access. Applicants should have a valid e-mail address to apply. If you do not have Internet access, you may submit the pre-application online at locations throughout the County that offer free use of their computers, such as public libraries. Internet access is not available for submitting a pre-application at the DHA office.


Note: Once you create the user account, you will receive an email confirming your Rent Café user account was created. You are now ready to complete the pre-application once the DHA RHSP wait List opens for pre-applications.

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