About the WCHA

The Winnebago County Housing Authority (WCHA) is committed to providing safe, decent and affordable housing. Winnebago County Housing Authority is governed by an appointed Board of Commissioners and is served by competent, friendly housing professionals.

Mission

Home is Where the hearts is…

Winnebago County and the Winnebago County Housing Authority (WCHA) are passionate about providing affordable housing that will enrich the lives of residents and revitalize communities. We’re innovators in the field of affordable housing, accustomed to taking bold steps to improve the housing option available to our residents.

WCHA is committed to providing safe, decent and affordable housing that individuals and families will want to call HOME.

It’s a mission we take to heart.

Awards

WCHA has received several prestigious awards and grants including:

  • National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials Annual Award of Merit in Program Innovations for Resident and Client Services,
  • National Nan McKay & Associates Excellence in Housing Award Honorable Mention for innovation in the assisted housing community,
  • Illinois Park and Recreation Association and Illinois Association of Park Districts Community Service Award for contributions and devotion to the community and State of Illinois.

Fred Wescott, WCHA Board Chairman, received the Elizabeth B. Wells Memorial Award from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) in 2010. This was the first time this was awarded to a smaller agency.