Housing assistance for North Chicago families High quality units in prime locations At NCHA it's not just a place to live it’s your home Industry leading housing in practice Growing the community one family at a time

As of August 3, 2020  NCHA has resumed Housing Choice Voucher inspections on a as needed basis.  Any affected voucher holder and landlord will be notified prior to their scheduled appointment and in regard to any follow-ups as needed.  All inspection staff will be following State of Illinois recommended safety procedures including the use of PPE and asks everyone to respect social distancing and mask guidelines.  Thank you for your cooperation as we work together to keep the communities NCHA serves to be safe for our families.



Welcome to the North Chicago Housing Authority. This website is designed to introduce you to the housing authority and the services we provide families and elderly/disabled individuals throughout our community.

Established in 1976, the North Chicago Housing Authority will continue to show determination in meeting the needs of our community. Our Public Housing program currently manages two low-income high-rise buildings that consist of 150 apartments for elderly/disabled families.

Our Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program administers 471 vouchers. We also operate three other programs in collaboration with other agencies within the community. These programs consist of Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Family Unification Program (FUP), and the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS), program.

We strive to be on the cutting edge for small housing authorities nationwide. We are committed to assisting low and moderate-income families with affordable housing opportunities in vibrant neighborhoods as they strive to achieve self-sufficiency and improve the quality of their lives.

If the information you need is not on this website, please contact us at (847) 785-4300. We consider it an honor and a privilege to serve you.

NCHA is proud to announce the launch of it’s on-line portal for electronic procurement opportunities. If your business is looking for work I invite you to sign up for this FREE service. Your company will have the opportunity to view solicitations not just in North Chicago, Illinois, but throughout the entire marketplace.

Please view the link below to register for free:






Nina Chalmers

Executive Director


We hope this message finds you well. The North Chicago Housing Authority remains committed to creating quality living environments as a foundation for individuals to achieve their full potential. Due to increasing concerns surrounding the possible spread of COVID-19 both globally and domestically, we believe it is in the best interest of the vulnerable populations we serve to temporarily close our offices until further notice.
All community events, inspections, briefings, and activities have been postponed until we know more about COVID-19. Although our offices will be closed, we will continue to accept vital documents via email, fax or dropbox (located outside our main office). To help prevent the spread of germs, we strongly encourage these documents to be submitted electronically.

NCHA’s leadership team understands that these changes may present an inconvenience for the public however, the health and safety of our clients and the community are of the utmost importance to our agency’s mission.

Over the next several weeks, we will continue to monitor federal, state and local ordinances surrounding COVID-19 and communicate any needed changes appropriately.

If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding our response to COVID-19, please contact our Office at (847) 785-4300.