MCHENRY COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY

Open Waiting Lists

Please view the developments with open waiting lists below. Each development is seeking potential tenants for these units based on certain criteria. Some families will be assisted and some may be put on a waiting list for the complex. All applicants are required to complete a pre-application and background check.

Preapplication forms must be completed and mailed to:

McHenry County Housing Authority
1108 N. Seminary Avenue
PO Box 1109
Woodstock, IL 60098

A background check form should be completed for each member of the family that is 17 years of age or older.

Background check forms must be submitted with each completed preapplication form.

CLICK HERE for a RESOURCE DIRECTORY of services available in McHenry County as well as a list of privately owned, subsidized apartments

For Current Applicants

Check your status on all of our waiting lists EXCEPT GreenTrees of Huntley and SilverTrees of Richmond.

Waiting List


All applicants must keep a current address on file. MCHA will occasionally mail documents or letters to a family that requires their response in order to remain on the waiting list. If you fail to respond to an MCHA mailing, you will be removed from the waiting list.

By using our Edit Contact Information tool, families will be able to update their contact information for all waiting lists other than GreenTrees and SilverTrees.

After entering your full name and social security number, you will be able to edit your email, phone number, and address.

Any other changes, such as a name change or adding/removing family members from your pre-application, must still be done in writing by completing a Change of Information Form.

Edit Contact Information Tool

GreenTrees of Huntley and SilverTrees of Richmond

Senior and Disabled Apartments

For more information about these one-bedroom apartments for Senior or Disabled individuals, please click here.

SilverTrees Application

GreenTrees Application

Background Check Form

Cary Senior Living

This waiting list is closed effective 8/1/2022.  

Cary, Illinois
62 or older community

The McHenry County Housing Authority has partnered with the Cary Senior Living apartment complex in Cary, IL to offer a limited number of one-bedroom project-based units.

This is a 62 or older community. All applicants must have income at or below 30% of Area Median Income. The site-based waiting list will contain a preference for persons referred from the Illinois Statewide Referral Network. If a person referred from the Illinois Statewide Referral Network is determined eligible by MCHA, the person will receive a preference for the next available identified project-based voucher unit in Cary Senior Living. Individuals and families who do not claim this preference will be placed on the waiting list in order of the date when their application was received by MCHA.

Cary Senior Living Application

Background Check Form

Walnut Ridge (formerly Woodstock Commons)

Woodstock, Illinois
Family

The McHenry County Housing Authority has partnered with the Paths of Walnut Ridge to offer a limited number of one, two, and three-bedroom project-based units.  All applicants for this complex must have income at or below 50% of Area Median Income. There will be a preference for applicants that work, or are participating in a work training program, within a 12 mile radius of the development, or applicants that are unemployed by reasons of age (62) or disability. Individuals and families who do not claim one of these preferences will be placed on the waiting list in order of the date when their application was received by MCHA.

Walnut Ridge Application

Background Check Form

Creekview

Richmond, Illinois
55 or older community

The McHenry County Housing Authority has partnered with the Creekview apartment complex in Richmond, IL to offer a limited number of one-bedroom project-based units. This is a 55 or older community. All applicants must have income at or below 30% of Area Median Income.  Individuals and families will be placed on the waiting list in order of the date when their application was received by MCHA.

Creekview Application

Background Check Form

Villas of Lake In The Hills

WAITING LIST CLOSED FOR 1 BEDROOM UNITS

WAITING LIST OPEN FOR 2 AND 3 BEDROOMS

Lake in the Hills, Illinois
Family

The McHenry County Housing Authority has partnered with the Villas of Lake in the Hills to offer a limited number of one, two and three-bedroom project-based units. All applicants for this complex must have income at or below 30% of Area Median Income.  There will be a preference for applicants referred from the State of Illinois Referral Network directly to the landlord. If a person referred from the State of Illinois Referral Network directly to the landlord is determined eligible by MCHA, the person will receive a preference for the next available identified project-based voucher unit in Villas of Lake in the Hills.  Individuals and families who do not claim this preference will be placed on the waiting list in order of the date when their application was received by MCHA.

Residences Pre-Application Form

Background Check Form

Residences of Lake in the Hills

Lake in the Hills, Illinois
(55 or older community)

We are currently only accepting applications for individuals who meet the preference of transitioning from a licensed nursing facility.

The McHenry County Housing Authority has partnered with the Residences of Lake in the Hills to offer a limited number of studio and one-bedroom project-based units.

This is a 55 or older community. All applicants for this complex must have income at or below 30% of Area Median Income. Preference will be given for persons with disabilities transitioning from a licensed nursing facility into a private rental.

Residences Pre-Application Form

Background Check Form

Berkshire Johnsburg

This waiting list is closed effective 8/1/2022.  

McHenry, Illinois

The McHenry County Housing Authority has partnered with the Berkshire Johnsburg apartment complex in Johnsburg, IL to offer a limited number of one-bedroom project-based units. This is a 55 or older community. All applicants must have income at or below 30% of Area Median Income.  The site based waiting list will contain a preference for applicants living, working, or hired to work in McHenry County, applicants referred to the landlord through the Statewide Referral Network (SRN), individual and applicant families that contain a veteran, or individual and applicant families that contain a person that is homeless and working with a McHenry County Continuum of Care homeless provider.  Individuals and families who do not claim one of these preferences will be placed on the waiting list in order of the date when their application was received by MCHA.

Background Check Form

Preapplication Form

Homeless Preference Application Form

Residences of Crystal Lake

This waiting list is closed effective 8/1/2022.  

Crystal Lake, Illinois

The McHenry County Housing Authority has partnered with the Residences of Crystal Lake apartment complex in Crystal Lake, IL to offer a limited number of one-bedroom project-based units. This is a 55 or older community. All applicants must have income at or below 30% of Area Median Income. The site-based waiting list will contain a preference for applicants referred to the landlord through the Statewide Referral Network (SRN), individual and applicant families that contain a veteran, or individual and applicant families that contain a person 62 years of age or older that is homeless and working with a McHenry County Continuum of Care homeless provider.  Individuals and families who do not claim one of these preferences will be placed on the waiting list in order of the date when their application was received by MCHA.

Background Check Form

Pre-application Form

Homeless Preference Application

The Renaissance Apartments

Woodstock, Illinois

The Renaissance Apartments are located in a historical building, one block off of the Woodstock Square at 205 Dean Street, and offer studio, one and two-bedroom apartments. These apartments are affordable but not subsidized, and applicants must provide income documentation that demonstrates an ability to pay rent.

Contact apartment Manager Noel DeLaurentis at 815/338-7752 X 143 or email ndelaurentis@mchenrycountyhousing.org for more information. Click on the link below for a fillable application and background check form.

Renaissance Rental Application Form

Background Check Form

Public Housing

The McHenry County Housing Authority Public Housing Program consists of 23 3-bedroom single-family and duplex units throughout McHenry County.

Note: Families must be large enough to qualify for a 3-bedroom unit to be eligible for this program. If you are uncertain if you qualify for a three-bedroom unit, contact Noel Delaurentis, Manager, at ndelaurentis@mchenrycountyhousing.org, or 815/338-7752 X143. 

Public Housing Pre-Application
Background Check Form

Rental Housing Support Program

The McHenry County Housing Authority has partnered with the Sunnyside Apartments in Marengo, IL to offer a limited number of one-bedroom and two-bedroom units assisted through the Rental Housing Support Program.  The waiting list is only open for units located in Marengo IL at this time.  All applicants must have income at or below 30% of Area Median Income.  Individuals and families will be placed on the waiting list in order of the date/time when their application was received by MCHA.

RHS Application Form

Background Check Form

Huntley Horizon Apartments

This waiting list is closed effective 8/1/2022.  

The McHenry County Housing Authority has partnered with the Huntley Horizon Apartments in Huntley, IL to offer a limited number of one-bedroom project based voucher units.  All applicants must be 62 years of age or older for this community.  All applicants must have income at or below 50% of Area Median Income.  The site-based waiting list will have a preference for applicants that live, work, or are hired to work in McHenry County (residency preference).  Individuals and families who do not claim this preference will be placed on the waiting list in order of the date/time when their application was received by MCHA.

Huntley Horizons Application Form

Background Check Form

 

Garden Place Apartments

This waiting list is closed effective 8/1/2022.  

The McHenry County Housing Authority has partnered with the Garden Place Apartments in Cary, IL to offer a limited number of one-bedroom project based voucher units.  The waiting list is only open for one-bedroom applicants at this time.  All applicants must have income at or below 30% of Area Median Income.  The site-based waiting list will have a preference for applicants that live, work, or are hired to work in McHenry County (residency preference).  Individuals and families who do not claim this preference will be placed on the waiting list in order of the date/time when their application was received by MCHA.

Garden Place Application Form

Background Check Form