Northern Illinois Council of Housing Administrators

This spring The Northern Illinois Council of Housing Administrators will award thousands of dollars in education grants to students who receive help from its members in good standing. That means a one-time education grant is available to students at our housing authority who are about to enter their first time year of formal post high school education or who are current college students continuing their education. Funds may be used for instruction for college admission test preparation, tuition, books, approved activity fees, or other items of approved by the Housing Authority, provided they are education related. Those who are participating in a Family Self Sufficiency program are shown extra consideration when awards are made.

In order to apply you will need an endorsement letter from the Housing Authority, your school transcript, proof of your GED completion (if applicable), two letters of recommendation, and an essay regarding what you would like to do with your life and how an education grant can help you achieve this goal.

The application deadline is February 28, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. Central Time. If you would like to apply please contact the Housing Authority main office right away!


Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Program Academic Scholarship Program
Spring 2019 Semester

On an annual basis, the Housing Authority of Joliet awards multiple academic scholarships to enable Public Housing Program or Housing Choice Voucher Program residents to continue their education.

Scholarships range from $500 to $1,500 per semester and are available for new enrollment or continuing enrollment individuals in an accredited post-secondary educational institution, vocational, trade, technical, barber, beauty, or cosmetology school. Award is based on an eligible applicant’s financial need and academic merit.

Applicants must have either a high school diploma or a General Education Degree (GED) to be considered eligible for this program. Additionally, at the time of scholarship application submission and at the time of scholarship award, a recipient must be a legally authorized household member with the Housing Authority of Joliet’s Public Housing Program or Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Scholarship program applications will be available beginning Monday January 07, 2019 and must be returned to the Housing Authority of Joliet by close of business at 4:30pm on Friday, February 01, 2019. This includes all required attachments, transcripts, reference letters, personal essays, etc. Any application or partial application that is received after this date and time will be considered late and will not be processed by the Housing Authority.

Scholarship program applications may be obtained at:

1. The Housing Authority of Joliet’s Main Office located at 6 South Broadway Street, Joliet, Illinois 60436;
2. Any Public Housing Program housing development; and
3. The Housing Authority of Joliet’s website: www.hajoliet.org .

No scholarship program applications will be mailed out or faxed to interested parties.

All materials submitted to the Housing Authority of Joliet for this scholarship program become the property of the Housing Authority of Joliet and will not be returned to applicants.