Decatur Housing Authority
1808 E Locust Street Decatur, IL 62521

217-423-7711

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Decatur Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 9 projects which contain 678 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,123 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Decatur Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Decatur Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (38%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (62%) to that of all housing authorities in IL, Decatur Housing Authority has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in IL.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Decatur Housing Authority manages 5 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 79. The scores for properties managed by Decatur Housing Authority range from a high of 88 to a low of 68.

The highest scoring property in the Decatur Housing Authority portfolio is Wabash Crossing II and the lowest scoring property is Scattered Sites.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Decatur Housing Authority have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Decatur Housing Authority owns and manages 678 public housing units in 9 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Decatur Housing Authority is $229.00 compared to the state average of $0.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of IL ranges from a low of $0.00 to a high of $0.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)

Waiting List Status:


The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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9

Public Housing Projects

678

Public Housing Units

1,123

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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