Housing Authority of Cook County
Richard Monocchio, Executive Director
175 West Jackson Blvd.
By The numbers
Public Housing Units 345
Total Units 14071
5.17.23 Notice / Announcement, Members Making News
CLPHA Member Richard Monocchio named Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing
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
Chicago Heights To Get More Housing For Low Income Veterans: Officials (Housing Authority of Cook County)
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
Cook County Program Helps Recovering Drug Addicts Find a New Lease on Life — Affordable Housing (Housing Authority
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
Bringing the COVID-19 vaccine directly to public housing senior residents is a great idea (Chicago Housing Authority, Housing Authority of Cook County)
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
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...
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