Housing Commission

Meetings

The Housing Commission meets regularly every second Thursday in January, August, September, October, November, and December at 7:00 p.m. in the Gamon Room at City Hall.

For up-to-date information regarding all of the City's Boards and Commissions meeting dates and times, please see the City Calendar

City Hall
303 W Wesley Street
Wheaton, IL 60187

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Members

  • Bob Barger, Chair
  • William Gilbertson
  • David Horton
  • Marcella Incarnati
  • Stuart P. Johnson
  • Jan Kay
  • Michael Rybinski
  • Thomas Zullo

Purpose & Policy

The Housing Commission plays an important role in discouraging illegal and unethical housing practices by promoting and encouraging fair housing to all. It is the policy of the city to encourage and develop the best possible living conditions for the present and future residents of the city, and to attain and maintain a stable and well-balanced community. The housing commission shall propose policies and programs to the city council which will assist all persons, regardless of age, race, color, creed, or income, to have equal opportunity to secure safe and adequate housing within the city. To accomplish these ends, the housing commission will:

Administer a senior citizen housing assistance program with funds annually budgeted by the City Council. The program will be administered according to the rules and guidelines established by the housing commission and reviewed and updated by the commission on an annual basis. The commission will advise the City Council prior to the annual budget meeting of its expected needs to administer this program for the upcoming calendar year.

Review and recommend actions and policies pertaining to housing issues which have specifically been referred to them by the Mayor and City Council.

The Housing Commission will provide a public forum for residents, organizations, and other advocates to bring concerns pertaining to the living conditions and housing related concerns of Wheaton residents.

When an issue regarding housing becomes evident to the housing commission, but has not been specifically referred, the commission may advise the Mayor and City Council regarding the issue and make recommendations or, as may be appropriate, refer the matter to the City’s Building and Code Enforcement Department.

Senior Housing Assistance Program

The City of Wheaton and their Housing Commission sponsor a program to give monthly financial assistance to senior residents who qualify. Seniors who meet the three (3) following requirements may apply for Wheaton Housing Assistance:

  • Age: Must be at least 65 years or older.
  • Residency: Must be an incorporated Wheaton resident for at least the last consecutive 3 years.
  • Income: Senior’s annual household income cannot exceed $25,800.

If you meet these 3 qualifications, and would like to apply for Wheaton Housing Assistance, please complete the Wheaton Housing Assistance Application and submit with the required supporting documents to:

City of Wheaton
ATTN: Lindsay Qualkenbush
303 W Wesley Street
Wheaton, IL. 60187

For more information about this program, please contact Lindsay Qualkenbush at the City of Wheaton at (630) 260-2019 or lqualkenbush@wheaton.il.us. If you are receiving Section 8 or DuPage Housing Authority assistance, you are NOT eligible to apply for this program.

Attainable Housing Toolkit

The Attainable Housing Toolkit is a document containing County, State, and Federal information on housing resources that are available to low to moderate income senior citizens and residents with disabilities. The City provides this list for informational purposes only.