Housing Authority of Cook County
By The numbers
Public Housing Units 461
Total Units 13753
10.8.20 Members Making News
900 children in suburban Cook County public housing to get free laptops as remote learning continues to present digital barriers (Housing Authority of Cook County)
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
Families in suburban Cook County public housing to get free internet in Comcast program funded by federal CARES Act dollars (Housing Authority of Cook County)
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...
2.20.20 Members Making News, Report
A new HUD and Policy and Economic Research Council (PERC) report, “Potential Impacts of Credit Reporting Public Housing Rental Payment Data,” examines how including public housing rent payments in credit reporting could affect the credit scores of low-income, HUD-assisted individuals. The report...
1.8.20 Members Making News
On December 31, 2019 HUD announced more than $79 million in Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) grants to nearly 700 public housing authorities nationwide. FSS grants help public housing authorities hire service coordinators who connect public housing residents with local programs and services with the...
11.14.19 Members Making News
Volunteers help housing authority residents pursue college degrees (Housing Authority of Cook County)
From the Chicago Tribune: Earning a college degree is often easier said than done, especially for working parents who are the first in their families to pursue higher education. The college experience can be overwhelming. When new students first set foot on campus, they can get lost looking for a...
10.10.19 Members Making News
Marketplace, Chicago Tribune Feature HACC Pilot to Address Housing Instability for Returning Citizens
Individuals exiting the criminal justice system face unique barriers to finding affordable housing. A new Housing Authority of Cook County pilot program is addressing these challenges by giving Housing Choice Vouchers to 25 graduates of the Cook County Drug Court Program. In a Marketplace...
6.6.19 Members Making News
Cook County Health Pledges $1M to Flexible Housing Pool (Chicago Housing Authority & Housing Authority of Cook County)
From the Daily Herald: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Health CEO Dr. Jay Shannon announced on May 22 that Cook County Health is committing $1 million towards the Chicago and Cook County Flexible Housing Pool. The Chicago and Cook County Flexible Housing Pool is...
4.25.19 Members Making News
HACC’s beWELL Website Wins Gold Medal at 2018 Horizon Interactive Awards (Housing Authority of Cook County)
From the Housing Authority of Cook County's website: The Housing Authority of Cook County’s social service website, beWELL: WORK. EARN. LIVE. LEARN. A Cook County Guide, has been named the recipient of the 2018 Gold Horizon Interactive Award, Websites – Government Agency. Designed and...
3.8.19 Members Making News
Housing Authority of Cook County Executive Director Richard Monocchio Speaks at the City Club of Chicago
Richard Monocchio, Executive Director of the Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC), spoke at the City Club of Chicago on February 28, 2019, about what HACC has been up to over the past year. Learn more and listen at WGN Radio's website: “City Club of Chicago: Cook County Housing...
2.14.19 Members Making News
Congratulations to the 60 CLPHA members who received grants through HUD's Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program! FSS grants help PHAs hire service coordinators who connect residents with local programs and services. In HUD’s press release announcing the awards, Secretary...
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