Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (commonly referred to as Section 8) issues vouchers that pay a portion of the monthly rent for privately owned units.  The Housing Authority of Elgin screens applicants and provides eligible households with a voucher (also referred to as subsidy).  Vouchers may be used to lease a unit for any landlord in within the HAE jurisdiction.  The HAE jurisdiction includes the following villages and municipalities:

  • Algonquin
  • Batavia
  • Carpentersville
  • East & West Dundee
  • Elburn
  • Elgin (includes Cook County Elgin)
  • Geneva
  • Gilberts
  • Hampshire
  • North Aurora
  • South Elgin
  • St. Charles
  • Sugar Grove

Households in this program earn 30% of Area Median Income or less to qualify, and pay a portion of rent and utilities not covered by the voucher – typically 30-40% of their monthly income

HAE administers 1101 vouchers for participants who reside in approved privately owned housing throughout the jurisdiction of municipalities and villages listed above.

Section 8 Housing Search

The Housing Authority has partnered with www.GoSection8.com, to provide an enhanced program to list rental properties on line. Listings are available to potential Housing Choice Voucher tenants seeking apartment units, duplexes, single-family homes or town-homes in the private market. If you have any questions regarding registering, creating or viewing property listings, please contact the GoSection8 toll free help line at 1-866-466-7328.

Payment Standards Schedule Effective 2/1/2017

0 Bedrooms

$866

1 Bedrooms

$1,002

2 Bedrooms

$1,170

3 Bedrooms

$1,491

4 Bedrooms

$1,784

5 Bedrooms

$2,052

6 Bedrooms

$2.319

Kane County Income Limits 2016

FY 2016 Income Limits Category

1 Persons In Family

26,950

2 Persons In Family

30,800

3 Persons In Family

34,650

4 Persons In Family

38,450

5 Persons In Family

41,550

6 Persons In Family

44,650

7 Persons In Family

47,700

8 Persons In Family

50,800

1 Persons In Family

16,150

2 Persons In Family

18,450

3 Persons In Family

20,750

4 Persons In Family

24,300

5 Persons In Family

28,440

6 Persons In Family

32,580

7 Persons In Family

36,730

8 Persons In Family

40,890

1 Persons In Family

43,050

2 Persons In Family

49,200

3 Persons In Family

55,350

4 Persons In Family

61,500

5 Persons In Family

66,450

6 Persons In Family

71,350

7 Persons In Family

76,300

8 Persons In Family

81,200