Waukegan Housing Authority

Online Waiting List Application

215 S Martin Luther King Jr Ave . Waukegan, IL 60085 . (847) 244-1595 .

Welcome to the Waukegan Housing Authority (WHA) Housing Choice Voucher waiting list application.  Registration will open on 04/10/19 at 12:01 am and close on 04/17/2019 at 11:59 pm.

This web-based process will assist you in applying for a place on the waiting list for the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program.  You may apply at any time during the online registration’s open enrollment period (see “Registration Status” box to the right for this period).  Upon the closing of the enrollment period, the WHA will conduct a random lottery of all eligible applications and place selected applicants on the Waukegan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher waiting list. 

The website is mobile friendly.  Applicants may also apply via their mobile phone or tablet as long as it has internet access. 

Upon completion of registration, you should write down the tracking number.  Applicants can return to this page to check whether they were selected by clicking the “Search Existing Record” button to the right and entering the tracking number.


To successfully apply, you will need to provide the Waukegan Housing Authority with the following information:

First and last names of all members of your household

Social security numbers of all members of your household

The total gross annual income of your household.  This includes Supplemental Security Income (SSI), wages, Social Security, General Assistance, child support, and any other income received

A valid address to which the WHA staff can send correspondence

A valid phone number at which the WHA can contact you


In order to meet the Waukegan Housing Authority’s eligibility criteria, please note the following:

Provide accurate information.  Submission of false information or misrepresentation will result in disqualification from the lottery and may result in loss of eligibility to participate in the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Only one application per household. Submission of multiple applications will result in disqualification from the lottery.

Applicant must not exceed the Very Low Income Limit


VERY LOW INCOME LIMITS (by family size)

1 Person = $29,650

2 Person = $33,850

3 Person = $38,100

4 Person = $42,300

5 Person = $45,700

6 Person = $49,100

7 Person = $52,500

8 Person = $55,850


Please note that this is not an official HUD form and is used only for determining eligibility for placement on the Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list.

Registration Status

Enrollment Period:
04/10/2019 12:01am - 04/23/2019 12:00am

Current Time: 06/25/2021 8:47am

Registration is currently closed. If you have a tracking number you can check your enrollment status below.

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