About LCHA Low Rent Public Housing Housing Choice Voucher Program News and Events
About Us
For Renters
For Owners
Download Forms

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

  A Message From Our Executive Director/CEO…

Lake County Housing Authority (LCHA) is working to change the face of public housing in Lake County, IL.  As one of the leading housing authorities in Illinois, our Agency provides housing and housing related services, for over 11,000 citizens of Lake County.

We provide safe, decent and sanitary housing for the most vulnerable members of our community. LCHA also provides so much more than housing.  We offer individuals, families and seniors a foundation from which to build successful lives, inspiring investment in self and community through our housing opportunities and programs. We are there for those who need support, and for those who wish to transform their future.

Our team consists of dedicated management and housing professionals. With the continued leadership and assistance of our Board of Commissioners, we remain confident and excited about the opportunities we are able to offer to the community.  LCHA continues to play a vital role in maintaining the health of our community by building strong public and private partnerships, maintaining a high standard of property maintenance, and helping low-income families move toward economic self-sufficiency. 

I believe our future success depends on our willingness to offer our very best to the public as professionals who can demonstrate that they care about people and the community in which they live, work and play! Although we have challenges, we have a much brighter future. We must all come together - residents, staff, governments, businesses, partners, developers and other stakeholders in our mission/commitment to serve the Lake County community with housing opportunities and options.  

At LCHA, we are committed to Service Above All Else, and we believe it shows in everything we do.  We look forward to continuing to serve the community, and to helping each resident thrive.   

David A. Northern, Sr.
Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer
Lake County Housing Authority


Olmstead Class – State Referral Network

Lake County Housing Authority is proud to be a participating agency in assisting the State of Illinois’ efforts with State wide housing for long term care reform. We are able to assist the State to comply with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), and the Supreme Court’s decision in the Olmstead case. 

We have established preferences for the Olmstead class members as well as persons transitioning from State Operated Developmental Centers (SODCs). The target population includes Illinois’ Money Follows the Person (MFP) enrollees. 

This was a coordinated process between HUD, both in Headquarters and in the Region to determine how best to secure affordable, integrated housing opportunities for persons with disabilities transitioning from institutional settings in the State of Illinois. 

If you feel you are an eligible class member, please contact Lore Baker. She is the State-wide housing and employment first coordinator with the Illinois Department of Human Services. Lore.Baker@illinois.gov. Referrals must come directly from Ms. Baker.



Follow Us On: Twitter




"Service above all else"
We're Here to Help - Call us at 847 223 1170

Quick Links

Waiting List for Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) is now


 To check the status of your application, please Click Here. 

If your application was selected through the lottery, your status will read

Currently on Waiting List”



The Waiting List for Scattered Site 3 bedrooms has now  CLOSED.


Click HERE to check your lottery status. 

Be Advised: If your application is not on our website, it was not selected.

To Apply On-Line For Senior/Disabled Property Waiting Lists

Click Here

The Lake County Housing Authority’s Home Improvement Grant Program will assist low-income homeowners by providing financial assistance for home improvements.  The funds can be used for minor home improvements such as:  minor roof repairs, window replacement, new furnaces or heating units, or repairs to septic tanks.  Some other improvements maybe: electrical improvements, plumbing, heating and cooling unit replacement or paving driveway but not limited to.  The Homeowner must secure a minimum of three (3) estimates from licensed, bonded and insured contractors.  LCHA will make a one- time payment on the behalf of the homeowner to the licensed, bonded and insured contractor of their choice from the 3 estimates submitted to LCHA. This program will provide a one-time payment assistance to help pay or reduce the cost of their home improvements. This program is not a loan, the homeowners do not have to pay back the money they were awarded. Unless, the homeowner commits fraud. If the home improvements are not performed by the contractor the money must be returned to LCHA. The home must be the homeowner’s primary resident and the home must not be in foreclosure. 

All applications will be process by a HUD Certified Housing Counselor and the homeowners will have the option to receive one -on-one post-purchase, financial, and others housing counseling services provided at LCHA. Please contact the Housing Counselor for eligibility requirements and application.   

Introducing our NEW Semi-Annual Public Housing Newsletter


To read the entire Public Housing Newsletter, click  Newsletter

2016 Has Been Busy for LCHA! Check out the 1st and 2nd Quarter Newsletter 






For more information about public housing please visit: 

US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Lake County Housing Authority

Continues to accept applications for our Public Housing Senior and/or Disabled Units.

Click here to obtain a Public Housing Senior Unit (55+) Application Form

Click here to obtain a Public Housing Senior Unit (55+) and/or Disabled Unit Application Form (Shiloh Tower only)




Read about our programs 

and accomplishments!



Lake County Housing Authority
33928 N. Rte. 45 | Grayslake, IL 60030
t (847) 223-1170 | f (847) 223-1174
Related Sites:
Lake County
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
Illinois Housing Development Authority

Website Admin Login
  © 2011 Lake County Housing Authority
Website Maintained by Evolution Point, LLC., a Chicago Marketing Agency.