Boone County Housing Authority (BCHA)

Online Waiting List Application

2036 N. State Street . Belvidere, IL 61008 . (815) 544-0084 . Business hours are Wednesday's from 8:00 to 4:00 or by appointment.

Welcome to the Boone County Housing Choice Voucher waiting list application.

This web-based process will assist you in applying for a place on the waiting list for the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program.  You may apply at any time during the online registration’s open enrollment period (see “Registration Status” box to the right for this period).  Upon the closing of the enrollment period, the BCHA will conduct a random lottery of all eligible applications and place 500 selected applicants on the Boone County Housing Choice Voucher waiting list. 

Upon completion of registration, you should write down the tracking number.  After the lottery, applicants can return to this page to check whether they were selected by clicking the “Search Existing Record” button to the right and entering the tracking number.  Those selected in the lottery will receive a letter within 45 days.

To successfully apply, you will need to provide the Boone County Housing Authority with the following information:

First and last names of all members of your household

Social security numbers of all members of your household

Birth dates of all members of your household

The total gross annual income of your household.  This includes Supplemental Security Income (SSI), wages, Social Security, General Assistance, child support, and any other income received

A valid address to which the staff can send correspondence

A valid phone number at which you can be contacted

In order to meet the Boone County Housing Authority’s eligibility criteria, please note the following:

1 Point – The PHA will offer a preference to any family that has been terminated from its HCV program due to insufficient program funding.  The applicant must provide documentation that the loss of assistance has taken place within the past 5 years.

1 Point – The PHA will offer a preference for families who live in Boone County, for the HCV funding assigned to Boone County. The families must have lived continuously in Boone County for the immediate and consecutive past ninety calendar days. Residency will be verified.

     *   Three current/consecutive utility bills (including gas, electric, water, sewer or garbage)

·    *   An executive, legally binding lease

·    *   Three current consecutive bank statements

·    *   Other verifications accepted at the PHA’s discretion

1 Point – The PHA will offer a preference for veterans or surviving spouses of veterans.

1 Point – The PHA will offer a working preference [24 CFR 5.414] for families where the head, spouse of sole member is employed for at least 20 hours per week at the time that they are selected from the HCV waiting list.  This preference is extended equally to an applicant whose head or spouse are age 62 or older, or an applicant whose head or spouse meet the HUD/Social Security definition of disability.  Community service/work assignment and/or volunteer work does not apply for this preference qualification.

1 Point – The PHA will offer a preference to victims of the Violence Against Women’s Act of 2013, as defined within this Administration Plan, which states that the applicant must provide documentation that the incident(s) have taken place within the past 90 calendar days (see Chapter 3-III.G.).

1 Point – The PHA will offer a preference to an applicant who has been in the custody of the child welfare system on or before his/her 18th birthday who has not yet reached the age of 24.  This preference is for a Foster Child aging out of the Foster Care Program.

1 Point – The PHA will offer a preference to Nursing Home Residents who have resided in a state-licensed nursing home for the immediate and consecutive past ninety calendar days and have been determined by the state-licensed nursing home as eligible for discharge.

Provide accurate information.  Submission of false information or misrepresentation will result in disqualification from the lottery and may result in loss of eligibility to participate in the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

 

Only one application per household. Submission of multiple applications will result in disqualification from the lottery.

 

Applicant must not exceed the Very Low Income Limit

VERY LOW INCOME LIMITS (by family size)

1 Person = $23,250

2 Person = $26,550

3 Person = $29,850

4 Person = $33,150

5 Person = $35,850

6 Person = $38,500

7 Person = $41,150

8 Person = $43,800

Please note that this is not an official HUD form and is used only for determining eligibility for placement on the Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list.

Registration Status

Enrollment Period:
09/25/2019 8:00am - 10/02/2019 12:00am

Current Time: 10/23/2019 6:26pm

Registration is currently closed. If you have a tracking number you can check your enrollment status below.

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