Alexander County Housing Authority
1100 Ohio Street
The Connell F. Smith Sr., Alexander County, IL

618-734-1910

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Alexander County Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update May 22nd, 2015.

The Alexander County Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing applications for families and elderly/disabled individuals.


This Housing Authority offers three apartment communities for families and senior/disabled individuals, located throughout Alexander County.


The Alexander County Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing applications for families and elderly/disabled individuals.

This Housing Authority offers three apartment communities located throughout Alexander County.

To apply for public housing, visit their office located at 1101 Ohio St., Cairo, IL Monday-Friday during normal business hours or call the office at 618-734-1910 to have an application mailed to you.

Once you have completed the application please call the Housing Authority at the phone number listed above to schedule an interview to complete the application process.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Alexander County Housing Authority administers a public housing program. The housing authority owns and manages 6 projects which contain 483 affordable rental units.

According to HUD, Alexander County Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 public housing units.

Alexander County Housing Authority is among the 32% of Illinois housing authorities that only offer public housing. Section 8 assistance in its target area is administered by another nearby housing authority.

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

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Alexander County Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 10/7/10 Plan
2008 9/4/08 Plan
2007 9/11/07 Plan
2006 10/17/06 Plan
2005 8/4/05 Plan
2004 8/24/04 Plan
2003 9/12/03 Plan
2002 8/16/02 Plan
2001 12/6/01 Plan
2000 8/4/00 Plan