Public Housing

The Housing Authority of Elgin manages Low Income Public Housing (LIPH) units. They come in bedroom sizes ranging from efficiency to 5-bedroom units. They are located in apartment buildings and townhome style, multi-family buildings.


Individuals and households participating in the LIPH program earn 80% of area media income or less to qualify utilities. The LIPH program has waiting lists Applicants can add their names to the waiting list, depending on the eligible family needs. Eligibility requirements ...


Section 8

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 from any landlord in Elgin eligible to participate in the program. The households in this program must earn 30% of area median income or less to qualify...

Family Self Sufficiency

The Housing Authority of Elgin administers two programs – the Family Self Sufficiency for Public Housing and Family Self Sufficiency for the Housing Choice Voucher program.


These programs are designed to assist low-income residents to achieve self-sufficiency and quality of life goals.


People residing in Low Income Public Housing or those receiving rental assistance through the Housing Choice Voucher program and who also meet...