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12/03/2020

All Project Based Wait List Closing Thur. March 31, 2022

DHA opened seventeen (17) of the DHA Project Based Voucher (PBV) Wait Lists on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. CST; and will CLOSE on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. CST or when the number of applications is received for a given wait list.  Applicants are able to apply for the wait list through an online application in their Rent Café account.  

You must successfully submit a pre-application online during the open period. The pre-application - which requires your name, date of birth, contact mailing address, email address, household income, number of household members and racial or ethnic designation of the head of household - 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. 

To apply for the PBV housing options available, you must be eligible to live at the property, and you must complete the online application for the specific property that meets your household needs! You must apply to each PBV site you are eligible to apply for by checking that wait list during the application process.

CLICK HERE for PBV property descriptions 

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION

Pre-applications will NOT be provided or accepted at the DHA Wheaton, IL location unless you have been pre-approved for a Reasonable Accommodation because of a disability or related condition that prevents you from equal access to the online pre-application process. Your accommodation request must be written and must describe the reason why the online pre-application process prevents you from accessing the pre-application. The written request must be submitted to Malinda Smith for review and approval by being:* mailed to Malinda Smith, Program Manager at DHA, 711 E. Roosevelt Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187 or * Dropped off in the gray drop box at the office front door at 711 E. Roosevelt Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187 or* faxed to 630-690-0702, * or emailed to msmith@dupagehousing.org.

If the request is approved, Ms. Malinda Smith will respond and coordinate how to get the Pre-Application to you prior to the PBV Wait Lists opening.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SUBMIT THE COMPLETED PAPER COPY PRE-APPLICATION BEFORE 10:00 A.M. CST ON TUESDAY March 1, 2022 WHEN THE WAIT LIST OFFICIALLY OPENS!

All pre-applications RECEIVED will be date and time stamped. If a paper copy of the pre-application is submitted BEFORE 10:00 A.M. CST it will be considered REJECTED due to the wait list not being open at the time of receipt of the pre-application!

NOTE: THIS IS NOT A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUEST FOR ANY MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS, A REQUEST FOR MEDICAL RECORDS OR A REQUEST TO PROVE ANY CLAIMED DISABILITY OR A DESCRIPTION OF SAME.

Individuals with hearing or speech disabilities using TDD or TTY technology may call Illinois Relay Services for assistance.

APPLYING FOR THE PBV WAIT LIST 

IMPORTANT: The Wait List Pre-application contains sensitive information about the applicant that is considered confidential. That information will be maintained in a User Account on our secure database. Access to the information in a user account will only be available to the applicant and DHA so you must create a user account before you can submit an online Pre-application to apply for the DHA wait list. Unless permission for a Reasonable Accommodation has been granted, Pre-applications can only be completed and submitted online within your User Account.

If you answer Yes to any of the following questions, you already have a User Account and don't need to create another one:
1. Are you a Participant currently on the Housing Choice Voucher Program in DuPage County under the DuPage Housing Authority?
2. Are you a Participant currently on the Housing Choice Voucher Program in Kendall County under the Kendall Housing Authority?
3. Were you a Participant on the Housing Choice Voucher Program in DuPage County under the DuPage Housing Authority but are no longer on the HCV program or no longer live in DuPage County?
4. Were you a Participant on the Housing Choice Voucher Program in Kendall County under the Kendall Housing Authority but are no longer on the HCV program or no longer live in Kendall County?
5. Were you on any Wait List for the DuPage Housing Authority that opened in 2016, 2019 or 2021, or any Wait List for the Kendall Authority that opened in 2018?
6. Are you a participant or former participant of the Illinois Rental Housing Support Program (RHSP) administered through DuPage Housing Authority or Kendall Housing Authority?

If you answered No to all the questions above, you Do Not have a RENT Cafe User Account and you must create one.

CLICK HERE FOR Instructions on Rent Cafe

If you have a Rent Café account and forgot your password, you can select Forgot Password at the Login screen and it will walk you through resetting it.  For any other technical assistance, you may contact :Jim Stafford at jstafford@dupagehousing.org or Lisa Howe at lhowe@dupagehousing.org. 

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 wait List opens for pre-applications on March 1, 2022.

 

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