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Cook County officials announce opening of Housing Choice Voucher program waitlist

For many people, the pandemic's economic damage has disrupted their housing stability. Some help may be on the way as the county announced that for the first time in almost two decades it will open the waitlist for Housing Choice Voucher program.

Cook County officials announced on Monday, Oct. 19, that they will accept applications until Nov. 2.

Formerly known as Section 8, the HCV Program provides subsidies to income-eligible households to assist with rental payments in the private rental market. HACC currently provides assistance to more than 15,000 voucher-holders with . . .

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