Decatur Housing Authority
1808 E Locust Street, Decatur, Illinois 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 Illinois, 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 Illinois.

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

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Decatur Housing Authority scored an average of 83 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2005 and a low score of 65 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Illinois is 74.76.

Decatur Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Illinois housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

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)

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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