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URBANA — The Housing Authority of Champaign County is set to begin accepting preliminary applications for a waiting list for its Hayes Homes for older adults in need of rental assistance.

The list for one-bedroom apartments at 401 E. High St., U, will open at 12:01 a.m. June 3 and remain open until the end of the day July 31.

Hayes Homes, a rental-assistance demonstration property, has six one-story apartments with rental assistance for eligible people 55 and older.

Pre-applications are being done online only at

Applicants are directed to click on the "Housing" button and then "Apply for housing" to get started.