The Kendall Housing Authority (KHA) uses a point system. Applicants who qualify for the most preference points are considered first when vouchers are available. The KHA waiting list is administered in descending order according to the number of preferences verified and the date and time of their application.

Residency Preference – 2 points

Currently a resident within the KHA service area or,

  • At the time of application was a resident of Kendall County or employed full-time in Kendall County. Residence and employment must be on a permanent, non-temporary basis.
Family Preference – 1 Point

(only for households of 3 or more) At the time of application at least one adult who will be residing in the household is 62 years of age or older or, the household will have at least one disabled family member or,the household will consist of two or more persons, which includes one or more minor children.

Working Preference – 1 point

(only for households of 1 or 2) At the time of application at least one adult in the household is employed at least 30 hours per week or is a participant in an accredited employment training program or,

  • the head, spouse, or sole member of the household is 62 or older or,
  • is a person with disabilities
Veteran, VAWA, FSS, or HUD Demonstrated Program Preference – 1 point each

At the time of application at least one adult in the household is: a) a military veteran who separated from the service with any classification except dishonorable; b) eligible under the Violence Against Women’s Act; c) enrolled in a HUD FSS program; and/or enrolled in a HUD Demonstration program.

Involuntary Displacement Preference – 1 points

At the time of application a government action or a state or federally declared natural disaster involuntarily displaced the applicant from a domicile in Kendall County.

Homeless Preference – 2 Points

At the time of application was transitioning from a homeless services program (such as transitional housing or permanent supportive housing), or was residing in a shelter or other location not fit for human habitation. KHA’s Bridge Program is included in this category. The Homeless preference has 3 categories with Status and Conditions an applicant must qualify under.

Warning: Title 18, Section 1001of the United States Code, states that a person who knowingly and willing makes false or fraudulent statements to any department or agency of the United States is guilty of a felony and their name will be removed from the waiting list.