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!

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! This session will also discuss making positive first impressions on prospective property owners and highlighting your best traits on rental applications.

Tuesday, July 10, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Charles A. Hayes Family Investment Center, 4859 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615

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.

Thursday, July 26, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Logan Square Branch Library, 3030 W. Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647

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, August 14, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Avalon Branch Library, 8148 S. Stony Island Avenue, Chicago, IL 60617

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.

Thursday, August 23, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
CHA South Office, 10 W. 35th Street – 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60616

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

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, September 13, 4 p.m. to 6 p.mCANCELLED
CHA West Office, 2750 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608

Who you Gonna Call? Emergency Services— When the unthinkable happens, are you prepared? Learn from the city of Chicago emergency response teams, such as the Police Department and Fire Department, about how to keep your family, your belongings and your home safe from harm!

Tuesday, September 18, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
CHA Central Office, 60 E. Van Buren Street, Chicago, IL 60605