Lake County Housing Authority
The Lake County Housing Authority is a non-taxing unit of local government; it depends on rents from Authority owned housing, administration and service fees, grants, and federal subsidies to fund its programs and cover administrative costs. The major sources of funding are long term contracts with the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Authority’s area of jurisdiction includes all unincorporated areas of Lake County and incorporated areas which do not have a municipal authority. Lake County Housing Authority provides rent opportunities and assistance for over 3,320 individuals and families residing in Lake County, Illinois. LCHA is the largest of the three housing authorities servicing the county by supporting the housing of over 11,000 individuals. Low Rent Public Housing Program owns and operates 7 buildings totaling 334 units of housing developed for seniors (aged 55 & older). It further owns and operates 161 single-family homes scattered throughout Lake County. LCHA Housing Choice Voucher Program provides rent assistance in privately owned rental units for low-income individuals and families. Federal funding allows LCHA to assist 3,217 individuals and families with Housing Choice /families in the Low Rent Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher. Individuals/families in the Low Rent Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs pay at least 30% of their household income for rent. The difference is subsidized by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).