About LCHA Low Rent Public Housing Housing Choice Voucher Program News and Events

Landlord Briefing!

"Open to All"

Please try to attend one of our upcoming briefings designed specifically for you. We try to cover all aspects of the inspection, Housing Assistance Payment Contract, the lease and much, much more. The Briefing should only take about an hour of your time and you will leave with a much better understanding of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. Watch this website for upcoming dates. To reserve your seat, please contact Gerald Cole gcole@lakecountyha.org.

Our next Landlord briefing will be on October 29, 2014 at 12:00 noon at the Central Office in Grayslake. Please plan to attend.


Landlord Briefing - Specific to Housing Choice Voucher Program Participants

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 12:00 noon

Lake County Housing Authority Central Office

Community Room

33928 North US Highway 45

Grayslake, IL 60030


Reservations at:    gcole@lakecountyha.org

1 224 789-7129 ext. 1203


Additional Briefings will be announced here. Please review periodically for additional sessions.  


Tax Savings Program

You can save between $150 and $1500 on your property taxes. It's true!!

Watch Here for Next Year's Application Form

(Fall 2014)


All you do is fill out the application, return it to the Housing Authority and look for your tax savings on your tax bill next spring.
The Property Tax Code amended by the Illinois General Assembly and signed into law, offers owners of property located within a qualified census tract and township, who have a housing choice voucher contract with a housing authority, up to a 19% tax savings off their property taxes.


To qualify, the Housing Authority must certify the following:
  • The property is located within a census tract that has a poverty level below 10%, using data from the 2010 Census.
  • At least one tenant that was renting at this property had a housing choice voucher on January 1st of the taxable year.
  • The unit passed the most recent Housing Quality Standards inspection and is in compliance with local building codes.
  • The owner has completed an application form
Landlords receive up to a 19% reduction in the Equalized Assessed Value (EAV) of the property depending on the number of qualified units. (Qualified units are limited to two units or 20% of total units in building, whichever is greater)
The qualifying cities are:
Barrington, Beach Park (Newport Twp only), Buffalo Grove, Deerfield, Gages Lake, Gurnee, Highland Park, Highwood, Island Lake, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Lakemoor (Wauconda Twp only), Lake Zurich, Libertyville, Mundelein, Park City (Warren Twp only), Prairie View, Round Lake (Freemont Twp only), Vernon Hills, Volo (Wauconda Twp only), Wadsworth, Wildwood, and Wauconda.
Lake County Housing Authority has the applications in our main office or you can download one now by clicking on the link above.

If you have any questions, you can contact Sherry Davis at sdavis@lakecountyha.org

We often get calls wanting to know who will take useable furniture in good condition for families in need. One suggestion would be contact LOVE INC. LOVE INC often helps needy families locate the essentials for everyday living. They may be reached at (847) 731-0526 ext 112 or visit their website at www.loveinclakecty.net.

Project Based Vouchers Funding Assistance

Information and application!



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