Register For Workshops (Participant)

HCV PARTICIPANT WORKSHOPS

Each quarter, the Chicago Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program hosts a series of workshops specifically tailored toward owners, property managers and participants. The focus of these workshops is to educate them on the HCV program, and to provide updates on industry-related topics so that they all have an understanding of program operations, and participants can enjoy a high quality of life.

You may sign up for as many workshops as you wish. However, registration is on a "first-come, first-served" basis. Once the class has reached capacity, registration will be closed.

CHA’s HCV program is excited to offer educational workshops for HCV participants. We hope to see you there!

Protect Your Voucher: Understanding HCV Program Enforcement — Can you name all 40 of the HCV Program Family Obligations? Hear from the HCV Enforcement team as they discuss how to avoid common mistakes when you receive an Intent to Terminate notice, attend hearings, or even face termination.

Tuesday, April 16, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.   
CHA Central Office, 60 E. Van Buren Street, Chicago, IL 60605
https://hcvenforcement.eventbrite.com

HCV Program Accommodations for Disability, Financial Hardship and Violence — Did you know that CHA offers policy accommodations to help HCV participants have equal access to housing? Learn from CHA staff about the available options when facing temporary or permanent disability, financial hardship, or domestic violence/sexual assault/stalking.

Thursday, April 25, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Beverly Branch Library, 1962 W. 95th Street Chicago, IL 60643
https://hcvprogramaccommodations.eventbrite.com

How CHA Determines Rent for Voucher Holders — How does CHA determine Contract Rent offers? Hint: It’s not just the Payment Standard. Learn from CHA staff about how utilities, unit size, property location, market comparisons and tenant affordability impact the calculations.

Tuesday, April 30, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.   
Logan Square Branch Library, 3030 W. Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647
https://hcvprogramrentdetermination.eventbrite.com

Understanding Fair Housing — Are you familiar with the different federal, state and city laws that protect you when searching for a unit? Hear from legal experts as they review the many laws that are in place to promote equal access to rental housing.

Tuesday, May 7, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.      
Mount Greenwood Library, 11010 S. Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60655
https://understandingfairhousing.eventbrite.com

Interims: Reporting Income and Family Changes to CHA — Has your income changed? Do you need to add or remove a household member? Learn from CHA staff about how reporting changes in your income and/or family can increase (or decrease) the amount of subsidy you receive as a participant on the HCV Program.

Tuesday, May 21, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.    
McKinley Park Branch Library, 1915 W. 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60609
https://reportingincomeandfamilychanges.eventbrite.com

Passing HQS Inspections the First Time, Every Time — Did you know that failing Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspections can jeopardize your voucher? Learn from HQS inspectors what CHA considers as health and safety hazards, and the consequences for both the property owner and participant when inspections fail.

Tuesday, June 4, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
CHA Central Office, 60 E. Van Buren Street, Chicago, IL 60605
https://passinghqs.eventbrite.com

Know Your Tenants’ Rights in the City of Chicago — Property owners have rights, but so do rental tenants! This session will cover the misconceptions that tenants have about their rights throughout the different stages of the housing process

Thursday, June 13, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  
Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60628
https://tenantsrightsinthecityofchicago.eventbrite.com

How to Build a Positive Landlord-Tenant Relationship — Join HCV property owners as our panel shares best practices for starting the relationship on positive terms, communicating effectively and troubleshooting issues.  

Tuesday, June 25, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Charles A. Hayes Family Investment Center, 4859 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
https://landlordtenantrelationshop.eventbrite.com