HCV Participant Workshops

Each quarter, the Chicago Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program hosts a series of workshops specifically tailored toward owners, property managers and participants. The focus of these workshops is to educate them on the HCV program, and to provide updates on industry-related topics so that they all have an understanding of program operations, and participants can enjoy a high quality of life.

You may sign up for as many workshops as you wish. However, registration is on a "first-come, first-served" basis. Once the class has reached capacity, registration will be closed.

CHA’s HCV program is excited to offer educational workshops for HCV participants. We hope to see you there!

CHA Services for Education, Employment and Youth Opportunities — Did you know that CHA offers more than just housing? Join the CHA Resident Services team as they discuss the free and low-cost opportunities available to all members of a HCV participant household, including childcare, employment training, summer internships, education assistance, and more.

Tuesday, April 10, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.   
CHA South Office, 10 W. 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60616
https://hcvedjobsyouth.eventbrite.com

How to Build a Positive Landlord-Tenant Relationship — Do you have a good relationship with your property owner/manager? Have a question about CHA’s role in the landlord-tenant relationship? Join our panel of CHA staff as they share some best practices for starting the relationship on positive terms, communicating effectively and troubleshooting issues.

Thursday, April 19, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
CHA Central Office, 60 E. Van Buren Street, Chicago, IL 60605
https://hcvltpanel.eventbrite.com

CHA Partnerships for Youth and Family Safety — CHA is committed to keeping resident families safe and positively engaged with their communities. Join CHA’s Improving Properties Initiative team and representatives from the Chicago Police Department as they discuss existing partnerships to prevent crime and tackle problem properties across the city. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.       
Charles A. Hayes Family Investment Center, 4859 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
https://chayouthsafety.eventbrite.com

HCV Program Accommodations for Disability, Financial Hardship and Violence — Did you know that CHA offers policy accommodations to help HCV participants have equal access to housing? Learn from CHA staff about the available options when facing temporary or permanent disability, financial hardship, or domestic violence/sexual assault/stalking.

Thursday, May 17, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.   
CHA South Office, 10 W. 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60616
https://hcvaccommodations.eventbrite.com

Interims: Reporting Income and Family Changes to CHA — Has your income changed? Do you need to add or remove a household member? Then it’s probably time to submit an interim request! Learn from CHA staff about how reporting changes in your income and/or family can increase (or decrease) the amount of subsidy you receive as a participant on the HCV Program.

Tuesday, May 22, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.     
CHA West Office, 2750 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608
https://hcvinterimswest.eventbrite.com

Protect Your Voucher: Understanding HCV Program Enforcement — Can you name all 40 of the HCV Program Family Obligations? Hear from the HCV Enforcement team as they discuss how to avoid common mistakes when you receive an Intent to Terminate notice, attend hearings, or even face termination. This session will focus on real case studies of HCV participants who either successfully remedied their violations, or ultimately lost their voucher.

Tuesday, June 5, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
CHA Central Office, 60 E. Van Buren Street, Chicago, IL 60605
https://hcvparticipantenforcement.eventbrite.com

How CHA Determines Rent for Voucher Holders — How does CHA determine Contract Rent offers? Hint: It’s not just the Payment Standard. Learn from CHA staff about how utilities, unit size, property location, market comparisons, and tenant affordability impact the calculations.

Thursday, June 14, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
CHA West Office, 2750 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608
https://hcvparticipantrentdeterm.eventbrite.com