Housing Authority of Cook County

Richard Monocchio, 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

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...
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
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
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
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
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...

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