Champaign, IL. September 15, 2020. The Housing Authority of Champaign County (HACC) is excited to announce that our agency has been designated as an “Envision Center” by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Envision Center is committed to empowering households to self-sufficiency by providing services to meet the four pillars: economic empowerment, educational advancement, health,Th and wellness, as well as character and leadership.

“Challenges already existed in our community, and the coronavirus pandemic just created more hurdles,” said David A. Northern Sr., Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Housing Authority of Champaign County. “We are committed to identifying resources and making them available to Champaign residents on a more far-reaching and consistent basis.”

Given this new designation,  HACC is fully prepared to establish its presence in the community as a partner not only in housing advancement, but also as research-based pillars of self-sufficiency in education, career advancement, and leadership. The Envision Center designation does not have any federal funding attached to it; however, the program is part of HUD’s new initiative to provide additional support to economically disadvantaged clients and insecure housing communities. To learn more about the HACC Envision Center, please visit our website at

About the Housing Authority of Champaign County: The Housing Authority of Champaign County (HACC) is a municipal corporation organized pursuant to the Illinois Housing Authority Act. The jurisdiction of HACC includes all incorporated and unincorporated areas of the county of Champaign, Illinois.  In 2010, HACC became one of only 39 public housing authorities in the country to be designated as a Moving to Work (MTW) Agency. Today, HACC has had extensive development and management experience and developed over $100 million dollars of new affordable housing through mixed financing methods. In addition, HACC has administered over 1,200 tenant-based vouchers, a homeownership program, and a rental assistance program for homeless veterans. HACC also administers a multitude of resident support and service programs under various HUD and non-HUD grants.

For emergency COVID-19 related updates, please visit us at: For social media updates, please visit us on Facebook at: Housing Authority of Champaign County, Housing Authority of Champaign County Enrichment Foundation, and Housing Authority of Champaign County YouthBuild.  For more information visit and for questions/concerns, please contact: or 217-378-7100 ext. 5001.