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Family Self-Sufficiency

Empowers individuals to take control of their lives so they may become independent, productive members of their community. FSS provides comprehensive case management, counseling, educational and employment planning, to help income eligible clients to reach their personal and professional goals.


Families or individuals who are currently receiving a Housing Choice Voucher rental subsidy from the Housing Authority of Elgin must:

  • Live in Kane County
  • Be listed as head of household for purposes of income eligibility or rent

Families who are not receiving a Section 8 rental subsidy must:

  • Have at least one child below age 18 living in the household
  • Live in KaneCounty
  • Have a projected yearly income at or below the income guidelines for their family size 
  • Show grant eligibility on entry (eligibility varies by grant)

On March 1, 2024, at 7:00 AM Central Time, we will accept the first 2,000 pre-applications received for our Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8).

Please use this link to apply: