Register For Workshops (Participant)


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!

Interims: Reporting Income and Family Changes to CHA — Has your income changed? Do you need to add or remove a household member? 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.

Thursday, January 23, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.           
Charles A. Hayes Family Investment Center,
4859 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615

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, January 30, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
CHA Central Office, 60 E. Van Buren Street, Chicago, IL 60605

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, February 4, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Beverly Branch Library, 1962 W. 95th Street, Chicago, IL 60643

The HCV Program Moving Process* — 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.
*Please note: This is not a briefing and you will not receive moving papers at this session.

Tuesday, February 25, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.           
McKinley Park Branch Library, 1915 W. 35th St.,
Chicago, IL 60609

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.

Tuesday, March 3, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.     
Charles A. Hayes Family Investment Center, 4859 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615

Digital Literacy — Hear from the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership as they discuss the importance of digital literacy and the role it plays in building a career. This session will cover setting up an email account, LinkedIn, resume building and more!

Tuesday, March 10, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
CHA Central Office, 60 E. Van Buren Street, Chicago, IL 60605

How to Search for Housing —Join us as CHA staff share tips and tricks for finding a great unit, in a great neighborhood, before your moving papers expire! 

Tuesday, March 24, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
CHA South Office, 10 W. 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60616