Logan County Housing Authority
1028 N College Street
Lincoln, Logan County, IL


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Logan County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on August 4th, 2015.

The Logan County Housing Authority (LCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in July 2015, and prior to that in October 2013. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply in 2015, applicants were required to pick up a pre-application at the LCHA office, or call the office to have one mailed to them.

The LCHA identified one preference: living or working in Logan County.

Qualified applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time of the pre-application submission.

For more information, call the LCHA office at (217) 732-7776.

Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Logan County Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update September 1st, 2015.

The Logan County Housing Authority (LCHA) is now accepting Public Housing pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The LCHA offers two complexes in Logan County. The senior/disabled apartment complex has 100 units, and the family complex has 112 units.

There are two ways to apply:

  1.  Pick up a pre-application at the LCHA office, located at 1028 N College St., Lincoln, IL 62656.
  2.  Have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (217) 732-7776.
The LHA has identified the following preferences: Living or working in Logan County.  

For more information, call the LCHA at (217) 732-7776.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Logan County Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 193 affordable rental units. It also administers 62 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Logan 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 Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Logan County Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (76%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (24%) to that of all housing authorities in Illinois, Logan 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, Logan County Housing Authority scored an average of 85 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 96 in 2006 and a low score of 67 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Illinois is 74.76.

Logan 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 Logan County Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 9/9/10 Plan
2008 9/9/10 Plan
2007 8/29/07 Plan
2006 8/9/06 Plan
2005 9/8/05 Plan
2004 8/18/04 Plan
2003 8/25/03 Plan
2002 12/6/02 Plan
2001 12/6/01 Plan
2000 9/27/00 Plan