Who Is Eligible for Assistance?

In order to be eligible for either the Section 8 or Low Rent Public Housing program family income can not be greater than those on the following chart. These limits are established by the federal government and adjusted annually.

HCV (Section 8)

Low Rent Public Housing

50% of Median Income for Lake County, IL
80% of Median Income for Lake County, IL
Family Size
Maximum
Yearly Income
Family Size
Maximum
Yearly Income
1
$26,400
1
$42,200
2
$30,150
2
$48,250
3
$33,950
3
$54,250
4
$37,700
4
$60,300
5
$40,700
5
$65,100
6
$43,750
6
$69,950
7
$46,750
7
$74,750
8
$49,750
8
$79,600

Income includes salary, wages, tips, Social Security, SSI, SSDI, TANF/Public Aid, unemployment benefits, VA benefits, pension, child support, alimony, worker’s compensation and cash contributions for all members of the household. Income is also derived from assets such as savings, stocks, bonds, and the value of real estate owned.

No person may be admitted to an Authority housing program who engages in drug related or violent criminal activities, has committed fraud in connection with a federally assisted housing program or who owes money to an assisted housing provider.

All statements regarding eligibility must be verified. Misrepresentations made on the pre‑application form will result in the refusal of housing assistance.

REPORT ALL CHANGES!

In order for the Authority to meet your needs it has to have current information. Once each year the Authority will ask you to update our pre-application. However, it is in your best interest to notify the Authority in writing if there are changes in your household composition, income, address, phone number or interest in the program between updates.

The Housing Choice Voucher program operates in accordance with its written plan called the Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan. The Admin Plan is written by Lake County Housing Authority & approved by HUD.