“I Can’t Pay My Rent”: Tips for Public Housing Waitlist Applicants & Job Seekers

With the Chicago Housing Authority’s Public Housing and Project Based Voucher (PBV) waitlists opening indefinitely in December, the Spanish Coalition for Housing (SCH) wanted to offer some tips to its neighbors seeking help.

Waitlist Registration Tips: Registering for CHA waitlists can be a complicated process. The below tips can help you prepare –

Job Seeking Tips: Even when on the waitlist, the wait before actually receiving affordable housing can be extremely lengthy. The below tips can help you find a job in the meantime, as well as help those that do not qualify for affordable housing –

For anyone seeking assistance, please feel free to contact the Spanish Coalition for Housing by visiting the website at or calling at (773) 342-7575.