The Housing Authority of Joliet administers six (6) assisted housing programs, the Conventional Public Housing Program; the Housing Choice Voucher Program; the Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership Program; the Mixed income Housing Program, Liberty Meadow Estates; the Rental Housing Support Program; and Supportive Living Program.
The Conventional Public Housing Program consists of 989 rental units located within seven housing developments scattered throughout the City of Joliet. The rental
units are owned and operated by the Housing Authority of Joliet and are available for families, senior citizens and individuals with disabilities. Of the 989 rental units managed by the Housing Authority of Joliet, 302 units are reserved for families and 687 are reserved for elderly or near elderly individuals or couples and for individuals with disabilities.
The Housing Choice Voucher Program provides rental assistance payments to private landlords on behalf of 1,120 families/individuals who reside within Will County. The program also administers approximately 200 Housing Choice Vouchers for other housing authorities who have a client that has exercised portability and has elected to reside within Will County.
The Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership Program is designed to help low income families eligible for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 8 Housing Choice voucher rental assistance program to become homeowners. Under this program, families may choose a home for purchase anywhere in Will County and receive financial assistance with homeownership expenses (mortgage payments) for up to fifteen (15) years.
The Mixed Income Housing Program (Liberty Meadow Estates) will include 188 single family and duplex homes scattered over the 63.96 acre site, located at Briggs and Rosalind Streets, Joliet Illinois. The Master Plan includes a new 3, 000 square foot Community Center which will be strategically located near the entrance of the new community. The Center will include space for on-site management/maintenance/security office, fitness/recreation room, and an area for resident meetings, programs and services.
The Rental Housing Support Program will provide rent subsidy to 19 low income households for a three (3) year period within the city of Joliet and other communities in Will County. Households assisted will include ten (10) at 15% (extremely low income) area median income and nine (9) at 30% (low income) area median income.
To obtain additional information regarding housing assistance programs operated by the Housing Authority of Joliet click on one of the links listed below.