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!

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.

Tuesday, October 16, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.                                
Charles A. Hayes Family Investment Center, 4859 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
https://participantrentdetermfic.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, October 25, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
CHA South Office, 10 W. 35th Street – 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60616
https://ltrelationshipsouth.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. Plus, this session will cover inspection changes for 2018 and beyond.

Tuesday, November 13, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.         
CHA Central Office, 60 E. Van Buren Street, Chicago, IL 60605
https://participanthqs.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.

Thursday, November 29, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.        
Little Village Branch Library, 2311 S. Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60623
https://ltrightslittlevillage.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.

Tuesday, December 4, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625
https://accommodationsnorth.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, December 18, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Near North Branch Library, 310 W. Division Street, Chicago, IL 60610
https://interimsnorth.eventbrite.com