Public Housing Overview

Public Housing

The North Chicago Housing Authority manages two public housing buildings which consist of only one- bedroom apartments with the maximum occupancy of two people. Kukla Towers Located at 1440 Jackson Street North Chicago, IL 60064 which accommodates 100 families. Thompson Manor located 1705 Sheridan Road North Chicago, IL 60064 which accommodates 50 families.

What is Public Housing?

Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single family houses to high-rise apartments for elderly families. There are approximately 1.3 million households living in public housing units, managed by some 3,300 Has. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers Federal aid to local housing agencies (HAs) that manage the housing for low-income residents at rents they can afford. HUD furnishes technical and professional assistance in planning, developing and managing these developments.

Who is Eligible?

Public housing is limited to low-income families and individuals. An HA determines your eligibility based on: 1) annul gross income; 2) whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family; and 3) U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status. If you are eligible, the HA will check your references to make sure you and your family will be good tenants. Has will deny admission to any application whose habits and practices may be expected to have a detrimental effect on other tenants or on the project’s environment.

HAs use income limits developed by HUD. HUD sets the lower income limits at 80% and very low income limits at 50% of the median income for the county or metropolitan area in which you choose to live. Income limits vary from area to area so you may be eligible at one HA but not at another. NCHA can provide you with the income levels for the area and family size.

The Housing Authority furnishes:

  • A centrally located community room with a fully equipped kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Intercom systems
  • Tubs and/or showers
  • Fire suppression sprinkler systems
  • Emergency lighting systems
  • Cable TV hookups (optional)
  • Trash disposal

The Housing Authority furnishes:

  • Appliances
  • Some window treatments
  • Common area furniture
  • Carpeted and/or tile floor
  • Reasonable accommodations to improve accessibility

Kukla Towers

1440 Jackson Street North Chicago, IL 60064

Thompson Manor

1705 Sheridan Rd North Chicago, IL 60064