FAQs

The Winnebago County Housing Authority administers the Section 8 wait list for Stephenson County and the wait list is closed at this time.  WCHA publicizes wait list openings and will have notices on this site.  Please check back frequently or like the WCHA Facebook name to keep up to date with news.
For disagreements with your landlord you may wish the help of counsel.  Prairie State Legal services provides legal services to low income families can ca be reached at https://pslegal.org.
Freeport Township may be able to assist you. They can be reached at http://freeporttownship.org/supervisor/what-do-we-do/.
Freeport Township may be able to assist you and can be reached at http://freeporttownship.org/supervisor/what-do-we-do/. The Salvation Army may also be able to help and can be reached at (815) 235-7639.
The Northern Illinois Community Action Agency has a Low Income Housing Energy Assistance Program open at specific times of the year that can help with utility bills. They can be reached at http://www.nicaa.org/liheap.html.
Generally give years on most programs.  However you may still be eligible if there are mitigating circumstances so please do not let this stop you from applying.
The Freeport Area Church Cooperative can provide shelter and emergency and transitional housing for homeless adults and families in the region. They can be reached at https://www.faccfreeport.com/.