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)
As you all know, we are in a State and National Emergency concerning the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Efforts to minimize the spread of the virus have been introduced.
We will not facilitate any face-to-face contact with any outside parties until further notice.
All inspections have been cancelled until further notice. For inspections involving emergency or life threatening conditions please contact the HUD Field Office at (800) 955-2232.
HAE is committed to providing an optimal level of customer service while also being mindful of your personal health and safety as well as the wellbeing of your families and loved ones.