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The McHenry County Housing Authority (MCHA) has been assisting McHenry County residents since 1947.

What does the McHenry County Housing Authority do?


  • Administers the federal Housing Choice Voucher Program that provides rental assistance for very low income tenants
  • Provides Public Housing in scattered site three-bedroom homes throughout McHenry County for very low income families
  • Provides Senior Housing for low income senior citizens and disabled individuals in two rental developments located in Huntley and Richmond
  • Administers a Homeless Prevention Program, Emergency Shelter Program & other community services
  • Administers a Rehab Program that assists very low income homeowners to repair their homes
  • Administers the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that assists low income households to afford the costs of heating and cooling their homes
  • Administers the Weatherization Program that assists low income households to make repairs to their homes that will reduce the costs of heating and cooling the homes 

Equal Housing Opportunity 

Waiting List Lookup - click here

The above link will give you information about your status on all MCHA waiting lists EXCEPT GreenTrees and SilverTrees

 Old Firehouse Assistance Center (OFAC) and other homeless & homeless prevention services - click here

The direct phone number to reach OFAC is: 815-337-9809



 Hours of operation

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

8:30 AM – 6:00 PM Wednesday

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Friday


Contacting Us

1108 N. Seminary Avenue (Route 47)

Woodstock, Illinois, 60098

Phone: 815-338-7752

Fax:  815-338-1217