Housing Authority of Mt. Vernon, Illinois
4217 Rose Lane
Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, IL


Section 8 Waiting List Status:

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of Mt. Vernon, Illinois Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on June 5th, 2015.

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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.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of Mt. Vernon, Illinois administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 64 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of Mt. Vernon, Illinois is designated as Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Housing Authority of Mt. Vernon, Illinois is among the 11% of Illinois housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

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, Housing Authority of Mt. Vernon, Illinois scored an average of 87 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2007 and a low score of 63 in 2003. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Illinois is 74.76.

Housing Authority of Mt. Vernon, Illinois 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)

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 Housing Authority of Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2008 12/10/07 Plan
2007 10/19/07 Plan
2006 2/6/06 Plan
2005 1/18/06 Plan
2004 12/6/04 Plan
2003 12/6/04 Plan