Register For Workshops (HCV Participants)

The Tenant Side of HQS Inspections

Tuesday, August 30, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  |  Click Here to Register for the Webinar

HCV families may only have a few inspection responsibilities, but they’re important ones! CHA’s inspectors will review how families should prepare for an inspection, what health and safety hazards CHA checks for and what happens if the inspection fails. 

Ask CHA Anything about the HCV Program

Thursday, September 8, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  |  Click Here to Register for the Webinar

We’re here to answer your general questions about the HCV Program! From moving and inspections, to re-examinations, enforcement and subsidy payments, our panel of CHA staff are ready to share their knowledge with you. The session will be entirely Q&A (questions will be submitted in the question chat box) and the panel will address as many as possible. 

Note: The panelists will not be able to address account-specific questions during the session.

Paving a Path to Homeownership

Tuesday, September 13, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  |  Click Here to Register for the Webinar

Dreaming of buying a home? Let us help you make a plan! In this session, we’ll discuss the ins and outs of preparing for the home buying process, including building savings and credit, budgeting, applying for a mortgage, working with a realtor and more. This session will also cover the requirements to participate in CHA's Choose to Own (CTO) Homeownership Program. 

How to Search for Housing

Tuesday, October 11, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  |  Click Here to Register for the Webinar

Hear from CHA staff as they share tips and tricks for finding a great unit, in a great neighborhood. This session will also cover the multiple steps, deadlines and procedures to consider when moving as a HCV participant. 

Preparing Your Property for Winter

Tuesday, October 18, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  |  Click Here to Register for the Webinar

Is your home ready for winter? Join us to learn about the repairs and improvements you can make to your home or property that can help protect it from unpredictable weather elements, optimize energy and lower utility bills. 

Victim Protections

Tuesday, October 25, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  |  Click Here to Register for the Webinar

Join us to learn about the many resources available to help protect victims of domestic violence/sexual assault/stalking including the Illinois Safe Homes Act and the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). This session will also cover best practices for friends/family looking to safely support victims. 

Accessible Units & CHA's Home Modification Fund

Tuesday, November 1, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  |  Click Here to Register for the Webinar

Accessible units are in high demand! But did you know HCV participants with a verifiable disability can apply to receive home accessibility modifications free of charge? Plus, since accessible units are higher priced, HCV families who rent them may be eligible for additional subsidy? Join us to learn more about how CHA is working to expand the accessible unit pool and create long‐term housing solutions for people with disabilities. 

Employment Opportunities

Tuesday, November 8, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  |  Click Here to Register for the Webinar

Do you need assistance with your job search? Join us to learn about employment opportunities and the many resources that are available to help participants as they navigate their search for employment.

HCV 101

Thursday, November 17, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  |  Click Here to Register for the Webinar

Join us as CHA staff gets back to basics and breaks down how the voucher program works. This session will also address frequently asked questions about CHA policies and procedures.

How to Report Income and Family Changes to CHA

Tuesday, November 29, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  |  Click Here to Register for the Webinar

Have you experienced changes to your family situation or household income? Learn from CHA staff about how to report these changes and how it impacts the amount of subsidy you receive as a participant on the HCV Program. This session will also cover CHA’s RENTCafé and the role it plays in helping manage these changes online.

Your Right to Benefits

Tuesday, December 13, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  |  Click Here to Register for the Webinar

Did you know? There are many legal protections in place to protect your benefit eligibility for programs including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security, veteran benefits and more!

Online Account Management

Thursday, December 15, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  |  Click Here to Register for the Webinar

Did you know that CHA offers a variety of online resources that allow HCV participants and property owners to conduct HCV Program business remotely? Join us to learn how to utilize RENTCafé, the Property Owner and Participant Portals, and more!

Can’t make a session?

Select webinar recordings are available on demand.