Welcome to the Richard Flowers Community Housing Applicant and Resident Portal.
The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) Affordable Multi-Family Housing is closed.
Preferences will be given to the following:
Families with children;
Veterans and veteran’s widows/widowers;
Victims of Domestic Violence;
Working families and those unable to work due to age (aged 62 years and older)* or disability* OR applicants who are enrolled in an apprenticeship, job readiness training or work placement program
*Elderly families (head, spouse, co-head or sole member is 62 years of age or older);
*Disabled families (head, spouse, co-head or sole member is a person with disabilities);
Homeless families (an individual or family, who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence and whose primary nighttime residence is a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations; OR an institution that provides a temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized; OR a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings. Verification for this preference may include documentation provided by a homeless service organization.
Displaced person from an urban renewal area, government actions, or a major disaster (third party verification will be requested).
Applicants claiming a preference must be able to demonstrate they qualify for the preference. An eligible applicant who qualifies for the most preferences will receive housing before any other applicant who is not so qualified. These preferences will apply to all units.
The annual income limits are as follows:
1 person household: $37,440;
2 person household: $42,780;
3 person household: $48,120;
4 person household: $53,460;
5 person household: $57,780;
6 person household: $62,040;
7 person household: $66,300;
8+ person household: $70,620
*income limits are subject to change per IHDA Guidelines
No more than two (2) persons will be permitted to occupy a bedroom. Management will balance the need to avoid overcrowding with the objective of maximum utilization of space, as per the following occupancy standards:
Persons of the opposite sex (other than spouses, and children under age 5) will not be required to share a bedroom; Persons of different generations will not be required to share a bedroom; live –in aides will be allocated a separate bedroom (no additional bedrooms will be provided for the live-in aide’s family); single person families will be allocated a one bedroom; and foster children will be included in determining unit size.
The household will be required to pay rent equal up to 30% of their adjusted annual income.
Pre-Applications are now available online. To apply, please log onto the HACC’s website at www.thehacc.org and from HACC’s homepage click on the link “See Our Open Waitlists.” Under Affordable Multi-Family Housing, the applicant must select Richard Flowers Community Housing (RFCH) and then select “Applicant/Resident login” to begin the online- application for housing.
If you have applied online before for this specific property or if this is your first time applying to this property, you must select “Click here to register” and create a new email and password to register.
IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE LEASING DEPARTMENT:
If you have difficulty understanding English, or if you or anyone in your household is a person with a disability and requires a specific accommodation or seeks assistance with the completion of the pre-application please request our assistance and we will ensure that you are provided with meaningful access based on your individual needs. Please contact us at:
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Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, HACC is cancelling all public meetings and events at our sites and downtown office until further notice. This includes briefings and special program workshops. If you are scheduled to come into the office for a briefing or appointment, please do not come in as we are not seeing visitors. HACC staff members will continue to work remotely via email and telephone - please contact your housing specialist or program coordinator for more information. We appreciate your patience as we adjust to the new work environment - delays in processing are expected.
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