Register For Workshops (Participant)

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!

Passing HQS Inspections the First Time, Every Time — Did you know that failing Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspections can jeopardize your voucher? Learn from HQS inspectors what CHA considers as health and safety hazards, and the consequences for both the property owner and participant when inspections fail.

Tuesday, January 8, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
CHA South Office, 10 W. 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60616
https://passinghqsinspections.eventbrite.com

HCV 101: Understanding Your Housing Choice Voucher — What exactly is a voucher good for? Join us as CHA staff gets back to basics and breaks down how the voucher program works. This session will address frequently asked questions such as “What is a payment standard?”, “What are family obligations?”, “Which office am I assigned to?”, and more.

Tuesday, January 15, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
CHA Central Office, 60 E. Van Buren Street, Chicago, IL 60605
https://hcvprogram101.eventbrite.com

The Moving Process and Rent Determination* — Are you looking to move with your voucher? Learn from CHA staff about the multiple steps, deadlines and procedures to consider when moving as a HCV participant. Plus, find out how utilities, unit size, property location, market comparisons, and tenant affordability impact rent calculations.

*Please note: This is not a briefing and you will not receive moving papers at this session.

Tuesday, January 22, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.           
Charles A. Hayes Family Investment Center, 4859 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
https://movingprocessandrentdetermination.eventbrite.com

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

CANCELLED Tuesday, February 5, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.           
Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625
https://landlordtenantrelationship.eventbrite.com

Know Your Tenants’ Rights in the City of Chicago — Property owners have rights, but so do rental tenants! Learn from housing law experts about the different laws that protect you and your belongings when renting a unit. This session will specifically speak to the mix-ups that tenants have about their rights around conflict, fraud, foreclosure and even eviction.

Tuesday, February 12, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
10 W. 35th Street - 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60616
https://tenantsrights.eventbrite.com

Passing HQS Inspections the First Time, Every Time — Did you know that failing Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspections can jeopardize your voucher? Learn from HQS inspectors what CHA considers as health and safety hazards, and the consequences for both the property owner and participant when inspections fail.

Tuesday, March 5, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.   
CHA Central Office, 60 E. Van Buren Street, Chicago, IL 60605
https://passinghqsinspectionsdowntownoffice.eventbrite.com

Ace Your Housing Search: Finding a Great Unit for You and Your Family — Are you looking for a new place to live? Join us as CHA staff and realty experts share tips and tricks for finding a great unit, in a great neighborhood, before your moving papers expire!

Tuesday, March 19, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
CHA South Office, 10 W. 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60616
https://searchforhousing.eventbrite.com