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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.

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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. The HA serving your community can provide you with the income levels for your area and family size, or you can also find the income limits here on the Internet.

Apply In Person

How Do I Apply?

If you are interested in applying for public housing, contact us via phone or come into the office and fill out an application.

Wait-list Selection:

Applicants are selected per preference(s) we are committed to first accommodating elderly 62 or older, and disabled persons. Preferences are:

• Elderly 62 or older • Near elderly 55-61 • Disabled • Displaced • Applicants without preferences will be selected based on date and time.

Contact Us

North Chicago Housing Authority
1440 Jackson Street North Chicago, IL 60064
Phone: 847-785-4300
Fax: 847-785-4308
Office Hours:
Monday — Friday 8:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.


Rent Collection Policy:

Dwelling rent is due and payable for all Housing Authority tenants on or before the first day of each month .It is the responsibility of the public Housing Manager to process and send rent statements to the tenants no later than the 25th day of the month preceding the month the rent is due.

The rent statement shall include itemized monthly rent charges, prior month late payment charges, assessed legal fees, maintenance charges, and any other charges applicable to the tenant.

The tenant must make total payment of the charges appearing on the rent statement by the first of each month in order to have an account considered current.

A payment grace period of up to and including the (5) fifth day of each month is allowed for all Housing Authority tenants. If for any reason the tenant's payment of rent and other charges will be delayed beyond the first day of the month, the tenant must contact the Housing Authority's Public Housing Manager to explain the circumstances which delay their full payment will be made must be agreed upon at this time.
The Housing Authority shall impose a $10.00 late fee for rent payments made after the fifth day of the month, unless prior late payments arrangements have been made with and approved by the Housing Authority's Public Housing Manager.

2017 Utility Allowance

The Housing Authority of the City of North Chicago

1440 Jackson St. North Chicago, IL 60064
Phone (847) 785-4300 Fax (847) 785-4308

Please be advised that the Board of Commissioners of the North Chicago Housing Authority have approved the following changes in utility allowances for Kukla Towers and Thompson Manor effective January 1, 2017.

EFFECTIVE January, 2017

1 Bedroom $38.00
2 Bedroom $39.00

1 Bedroom $38.00
2 Bedroom $40.00


Items & Charges:

Lock Outs:

  • Daily (Mon-Fri/ 7:30 am - 4:30 pm) $00.00
  • Nightly, Weekends & Holidays $25.00

Key Replacement: - Lost/Stolen

  • Key Cards $6.00
  • Black Key $6.00
  • Mailbox Keys $6.00
  • Full Set of Keys Lost $20.00

Smoke Detector - Missing/Damaged $16.00
Light Bulb** $1.00
Ceiling Lamp - Missing/Damaged $40.00
Light Covers - Missing/Damaged $10.00 - $25.00
Globes - Missing/Damaged $4.00
Mirrors $18.00 Set
Mirror Knobs $4.00
Toilet Seat $10.00
Stopped-Up Drains/Toilets LABOR*

Bi-Fold Doors - Damaged:

  • Knobs $4.00
  • Pins $2.00
  • Rods $10.00

Blinds/Windows - Damaged $10.00
Blinds/Patio/Windows - Damaged $40.00
Window Screen Repair $13.00
Window Frame Damaged $18.00
Patio Screen Repair $13.00
Patio Frame Damaged $35.00
Drip Pans - Small/Big $7.00/9.00
Outlets/Plates - Damaged $0.50
Drawer/Cabinet Damaged Parts+Labor*
Wall/Door Damage Materials+Labor*
Damage To Carpet $700.00 - 900.00

*Labor Charges $13.00 Hourly (1/2 Hour Min. Charge)
**No Charge For Long Fluorescent Bulbs At Thompson Manor