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Notice Of Intent To Participate In The Move To Work (MTW) Program

Lake County Housing Authority is accepting comments on the DRAFT Moving To Work Plan

Lake County Housing Authority would like to take advantage of HUD's expansion on the Move to Work program.

This is a draft application for COHORT #4 - Landlord Incentives. It will posted for 30 days for public comment and suggestions.

The LCHA Board of Directors will vote on the final application 9/16/21. 

Questions, comments, and requests for information will be accepted until September 15, 2021: By leaving a voice mail message at 847-223-1170 ext. 2320, emailing or by writing to Lake County Housing Authority, Public Comment, 33928 North US Highway 45, Grayslake, IL 60030.


Lake County Housing Authority Disposition Plan 2021

July 30, 2021

Letter to LCHA Residents:

We recently mailed and posted correspondence to inform you that some significant changes may be happening with your current housing program. We encouraged everyone to attend the Zoom meetings of the Resident Advisory Board to discuss the changes, but many were unable to. Therefore, we are providing you with information that describes the potential changes.

Lake County Housing Authority Disposition Plan 2021

The Lake County Housing Authority administers a Public Housing portfolio of 495 units (334 Senior units, and 161 units of scattered site single-family homes, townhomes, and duplexes). The federal funds for public housing are inconsistent and have been dwindling over the years, leaving LCHA with insufficient funds to maintain and improve our public housing units. LCHA has been exploring ways to deal with this financial situation.

The best solution is a program called Section 18 Demolition/Disposition. This program will allow us to demolish or dispose of our scattered site Public Housing units and use the proceeds from the sales to increase our affordable housing stock. We plan to apply for this program Fall of 2021. The application will be submitted to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and we expect the approval process to take 3-6 months. If the application is approved, the entire process should take approximately 8 to 24 months, and possibly longer.

Current Public Housing residents that are impacted by this change will receive a Tenant Protection Voucher (TPV), which is very similar to a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV). There are several differences between your current Public Housing program and the HCV/TPV program. One of the biggest differences is that your current housing subsidy under the Public Housing program is attached to your unit, whereas your housing subsidy with the TPV will be attached to the Resident. That means you can use your voucher on housing located in Lake County or other locations across the United States, as long as the landlord of the available unit accepts the HCV, the unit meets Housing Quality Standards (HQS) and the rent is reasonable.

Many details of LCHA plan and application will be determined over the next few weeks, as HUD encourages us to get feedback from current residents and answer any questions you may have before we apply.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns, our contact information is below. Also, if you would like to meet to discuss, please contact us to set up a meeting. Otherwise, we will be mailing information for our next Resident Advisory Board (RAB) Meeting.

There is a Frequently Asked Questions* section at the end of this document, and we will keep you updated throughout this process when we have more details.

Thank you,
Lorraine Hocker
Executive Director/CEO

Derek Eovaldi
Disposition Coordinator

Alecia Boddie
Resident Social Service Coordinator
847-223-1170 ext. 1422

*Click HERE for Frequently Asked Questions.