Resources & Information for Tenants

The Kendall Housing Authority (KHA) assists low-income families and individuals through a variety of programs including the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program. The HCV Program serves applicants who are handicapped, disabled, seniors, families and individuals who are income eligible.

After an applicant and the family is determined income qualified to receive assistance, they are entered on the Housing Choice Voucher waiting list. This list is kept in date and time order of receiving your completed application. It is important that you keep Kendall Housing Authority updated with your correct mailing address during your waiting time since you will only be notified by mail when assistance is available.

Once a applicant is determined income qualified to receive assistance and they receive their Voucher, they will be able to find a housing unit owned by a private landlord in Kendall County. The Voucher holder pays a minimum of 30% of their annual income as monthly rent to the Landlord and the Kendall Housing Authority Voucher pays the balance. The tenant portion of rent will be determined by their gross annual adjusted income and the total rent may not go over the payment standard for the bedroom size the household is qualified for. Payment Standards is determined by HUD and can change. The HCV family is responsible for any deposits required by the landlord.

In order for the program to work, the HCV participant must do the following:

  • Attend all scheduled appointments with KHA.
  • Provide the KHA with complete and accurate information.
  • Make every effort to find a place to live that is suitable for your family and qualifies for the program.
  • Take responsibility for the care of your housing unit.
  • Comply with the terms of your lease with the owner.
  • Comply with the family obligations of your voucher.

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