Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) Program

In partnership with the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA), Chicago Rents is now pairing property partners with Chicagoans holding EHVs. Operating similarly to Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV, previously known as Section 8), EHVs are long-term subsidies, giving landlords the chance to build strong relationships with tenants.

Are you interested? Please fill out this survey and a Landlord Engagement Coordinator will be in touch shortly.  

Benefits of the EHV Program

Long-Term Subsidy – EHVs expire September 30th, 2030.

Financial Incentives – For certain units, property partners can receive a payment of the lesser of $1,000 or the monthly rent of the unit once a voucher holder moves in.

Free Advertising – Property partners can easily advertise unit vacancies through Chicago Rents, saving advertising costs.

Tenant Case Management – Case managers will ensure participants have their needs met to settle into their new homes, setting a strong foundation for a stable tenancy.  

Timely Payments – CHA will make timely payments using direct deposit, allowing rent to be deposited straight into your account.

Community Engagement – You can be part of the solution for ending homelessness for your neighbors in Chicago!



Request for Tenancy Approval (RTA) Guide 
A guide to help property partners successfully complete the RTA packet

Just Housing Amendment Video
Charlie Isaacs from Uptown People’s Law Center created a short video for landlords on the Just Housing Amendment.

JHA Screening Process Guide
Cook County Commission on Human Rights

JHA Property Partner Checklist