Welcome to the Chicago Housing Authority

CHA helps build strong, vibrant communities throughout the city in partnership with a host of key stakeholders. As the largest owner of rental housing in Chicago, CHA provides homes to more than 50,000 people. CHA has almost 9,500 senior apartments and more than 7,000 units of family housing. It also oversees 35,000 Housing Choice Vouchers that allow low-income families to rent in the private market.

Recent News

Register for the Waitlist Lottery!

Get more information on the Waitlist or register at one of our events this week!

Chicago Housing Authority Opens All Three Affordable Housing Waitlists for the First Time

Easy-to-use website allows individuals to apply online for Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher and Property Rental Assistance

Disposition Applications now available

Proposed disposition applications now available for review for the Harold Ickes development and Ida B. Wells Homes development.

Proposed Policies Out Public Comment Period Open 

Public comment periods are in process for proposed changes to the HCV Administrative Plan (October 27-December 1), the Sterling Draft Tenant Selection Plan/TSP (November 14-December 15) and draft Rental Assistance Demonstration Program/RAD policies (November 17-December 17). Please see link above for more details.

CHA announces new policy for the Housing Choice Voucher Program

Lowers limit on exception payments, strikes balance of expanding housing options for low-income families in a fiscally responsible way

Health Care Options Still Available

Even though Open Enrollment is over, you can still enroll in Medicaid or County Care.

CHA Statement on EEOP

Chicago Housing Authority is committed to the policy of equal employment opportunity.


Registration for the CHA Waitlist Lottery starts October 27 and ends November 24.
Registration for the CHA Waitlist Lottery starts October 27 and ends November 24.