HCV Participant Workshops

Each quarter, the Chicago Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program hosts a series of workshops specifically tailored toward owners, property managers and participants. The focus of these workshops is to educate them on the HCV program, and to provide updates on industry-related topics so that they all have an understanding of program operations, and participants can enjoy a high quality of life.

You may sign up for as many workshops as you wish. However, registration is on a "first-come, first-served" basis. Once the class has reached capacity, registration will be closed.

CHA’s HCV program is excited to offer educational workshops for HCV participants. We hope to see you there!

HCV Program Accommodations for Disability, Financial Hardship and Violence
Thursday, January 25, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
CHA Central Office (60 E. Van Buren Street)

Did you know that CHA offers policy accommodations to help HCV participants have equal access to housing? Learn from CHA staff about the available options when facing temporary or permanent disability, financial hardship, or domestic violence/sexual assault/stalking. Register today at https://hcvpaccommodations.eventbrite.com.

Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Inspections
Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Charles A. Hayes Family Investment Center (4859 S. Wabash Avenue)

Did you know that failing CHA inspections can jeopardize your voucher? Learn from HQS inspectors what CHA considers as health and safety hazards, and the consequences for both the property owner and participant when inspections fail. Plus, this session will cover inspection scheduling changes for 2018 and beyond. Register today at https://tenanthqs.eventbrite.com.

HCV 101: Understanding Your Housing Choice Voucher
Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
CHA West Office (2750 W. Roosevelt Road)

What exactly is a voucher good for? Join us as CHA staff gets back to basics and breaks down how the voucher program works. This session will address frequently asked questions such as “What is a payment standard?”, “What are family obligations?”, “Which office am I assigned to?”, and more. Register today at https://participanthcv101.eventbrite.com.

The HCV Program Moving Process*
Thursday, February 22, 2018, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
CHA South Office (10 W. 35th Street - 5th Floor)

Are you looking to move with your voucher? Learn from CHA staff about the multiple steps, deadlines and procedures to consider when moving as a HCV participant. Want to move outside of the city of Chicago? This session will also cover how you can take your voucher to any housing authority in the nation. *Please note: This is not a briefing and you will not receive moving papers at this session. Register today at https://hcvmoves.eventbrite.com.

How to Search for Housing in Chicago

Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Brainerd Library (1350 W. 89th Street)

Are you looking for a new place to live? Join us as CHA staff and realty experts share tips and tricks for finding a great unit, in a great neighborhood, before your moving papers expire! This session will also discuss making positive first impressions on prospective property owners and highlighting your best traits on rental applications. Register today at https://chiunitsearch.eventbrite.com.

Fair Housing and Tenants’ Rights in Chicago
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
CHA Central Office (60 E. Van Buren Street)

Are you familiar with the many laws that govern renters and property owners in the city of Chicago? Learn from housing law experts about the regulations that are in place to protect renters and to promote equal access rental housing during each phase of the process — from application to leasing, and even eviction. Register today at https://chifhandtr.eventbrite.com.

Interims: Reporting Income and Family Changes to CHA
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
CHA South Office (10 W. 35th Street - 5th Floor)

Has your income changed? Do you need to add or remove a household member? Then it’s probably time to submit an interim request! Learn from CHA staff about how reporting changes in your income and/or family can increase (or decrease) the amount of subsidy you receive as a participant on the HCV Program. Register today at https://hcvinterimreq.eventbrite.com.