Wait List Status
The need for affordable housing in Elgin continues to grow and exceeds the housing assistance currently available. The wait for assistance is extremely long. The Housing Authority maintains a wait list of applicants who have previously applied.
If you have previously submitted an application to the Elgin Housing Authority during an wait list application opening, use the following waiting list lookup to check your current place on the waitlist.
Submitting an application for the waiting list does not guarantee you will be offered a unit.
Failure to keep the housing authority updated when your contact information or household size changes may result in your application being removed from the waiting list or skipped due for failure to provide current and correct information.
The Elgin Housing Authority staff can not give you an estimated time of when you will receive a unit. We simply do not know when a unit will become available, until it is vacated.
Applicants are responsible for updating contact information and household changes.
If EHA staff attempts to reach you and your information has changed or is incorrect, you will be removed from the waitlist. THIS IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AS AN APPLICANT!