Lee County Housing Authority
1000 Washington Avenue
Dixon, Lee County, IL

815-284-2759

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Lee County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on August 31st, 2016.

The Lee County Housing Authority (LCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.


To apply, complete a pre-application at the LCHA office, located at 1000 Washington Ave., Dixon, IL 61021.

Applicants will receive a confirmation number upon submitting the pre-application. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

For more information, call the LCHA office at (815) 284-2759.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Lee County Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update November 2nd, 2015.

The Lee County Housing Authority (LCHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.


To apply, complete a pre-application at the LCHA office, located at 1000 Washington Ave., Dixon, IL 61021.

For more information, call the LCHA office at (815) 284-2759.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Lee County Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 211 affordable rental units. It also administers 42 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Lee County Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Very Small, meaning it administers 1 - 49 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Lee County Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (83%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (17%) to that of all housing authorities in Illinois, Lee County 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, Lee County Housing Authority scored an average of 83 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2004 and a low score of 67 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Illinois is 74.76.

Lee County 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)

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 Lee County Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 10/7/10 Plan
2008 10/20/08 Plan
2007 6/29/07 Plan
2006 6/9/06 Plan
2005 5/20/05 Plan
2004 3/16/05 Plan
2003 4/12/04 Plan
2002 5/24/02 Plan
2001 6/19/01 Plan
2000 7/4/00 Plan