Housing Authority of Cook County

Danita Childers, Executive Director
175 West Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL
(312) 663-5447
(312) 663-1910

By The numbers

Public Housing Units 345
Vouchers 13726
Total Units 14071

Latest News

12.4.23 Members Making News
From the Housing Authority of Cook County's press release: Today, the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) announced the appointment of a new Executive Director, Danita Childers, who will lead the organization in its continued commitment to providing affordable and...
5.30.23 Members Making News
From the Chicago Tribune: Jon Duncan was appointed the temporary executive director of the Housing Authority of Cook County on Wednesday. Duncan currently serves as general counsel for the housing authority and will continue to perform those duties. He has been at the agency since 2011. His...
5.17.23 Notice / Announcement, Members Making News
CLPHA congratulates Richard Monocchio on his appointment on his appointment as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Public and Indian Housing at HUD. Richard goes to HUD from his previous role as executive director of the Housing Authority of Cook County, a CLPHA member. ...
1.6.23 CLPHA Member Update, Members Making News
CLPHA Members Receive One-Fourth of All Awards  HUD announced the award of $24.7 million to 98 PHAs for providing non-elderly persons with disabilities with permanent affordable housing. The assistance will be provided through the Section 811 Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program, and...
4.20.22 Members Making News
From Patch.com: The Housing Authority of Cook County is developing apartment units for low-income veterans, the organization announced. According to officials, money for the project will come through a multimillion dollar loan from the county. Last week, officials announced the $4.25 million fund...
6.30.21 Members Making News
From WTTW News: Carla Shaw has lived in her Melrose Park, one-bedroom apartment for the last year and a half. Four months ago, she and her fiancé added baby Jaylen. He’s the first of her four children to be able to come with her from the hospital, drug-free. “It feels great, I know I have...
3.10.21 Members Making News
From the Chicago Sun Times: A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the need for government officials to make it easier especially for older people to access vaccine appointments, the online competition being unworkable for many of them. That’s before you even get to mobility issues. One...
2.24.21 Members Making News
From Evanston Now: For 65-year old Joy Horton, the chance to get a COVID-19 vaccination “just dropped out of the sky” for her and for other residents of the Victor Walchirk Apartments in Evanston today. The building, on Noyes Court, is a senior citizens’ affordable housing residence, operated by...
10.8.20 Members Making News
From the Chicago Tribune: Hundreds of school-age children in suburban Cook County public housing will get free laptops paid for by federal coronavirus stimulus money starting Wednesday, as part of an ongoing effort to ensure digital access after the COVID-19 pandemic upended in-person learning....
10.7.20 Members Making News
From the Chicago Tribune: All families with school-age children in suburban Cook County public housing buildings will be eligible for free broadband internet under a program funded through federal coronavirus stimulus money, officials announced Wednesday. The Housing Authority of Cook County...

Job Openings

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SUMMARY Under the direction of Finance Department Leadership provides administrative, technical, bookkeeping, and budgeting support to the Finance Department.   Essential Functions Performs general administrative duties, including but not limited to electronic filing and retention, scheduling,...
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Posted on 3.13.24
SUMMARY Under general direction of the Controller performs routine accounting and accounts payable functions involved in preparing financial statements and in maintaining an accounting system; records financial transactions; and prepares various financial reports.   Essential Functions Performs...
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Posted on 3.13.24
SUMMARY The primary responsibility of the Property Accountant is handling the day-to-day accounting operations of an assigned portfolio of properties. To assist the Property Accounting Manager in ensuring property managers operate within their budget, obtain necessary approval for required...
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Posted on 3.13.24

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