Application Process

Any individual or family may apply for housing at the Housing Authority of the City of Freeport.  Applications are accepted between 8:00 am – 4:30 pm at the main office in the upper level at 1052 W. Galena Avenue, Freeport, IL  61032.  Applications may be completed at the main office in person or printed from the Application Link on this page. Please review the Instruction page to know the documents needed to apply in person or to send with your application in the mail.

Click Here to Print Instructions, Forms, and Pre-Application

To hear more information on how to apply or to check on the status of your application on the waiting list, please call our automated phone service at 815-232-4171, then dial 1.

We look forward to receiving your application for housing.  When you become a HACF Resident you can experience great benefits such as:

On-site Management

24-Hour Maintenance

Security Services

Resident Services, Classes and Events

Education and Employment Opportunities

Computer Labs

Laundry Facilities

Family Self-Sufficiency Program, participants can have rent go towards future home ownership

Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers:

The Freeport Housing Authority only administers public housing.  The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program for Freeport and Stephenson County is administered through the Winnebago County Housing Authority (WCHA). 

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is Currently Closed.

You may contact WCHA at:


WCHA Website for Section 8