Montgomery County Housing Authority
216 Shelbyville Road
Hillsboro, Montgomery County, IL

217-532-3672 http://www.montgomeryhousing.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Montgomery County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on January 3rd, 2017.

Please note: The Montgomery County Housing Authority (MCHA) manages individual waiting lists for the Counties of Christian and Montgomery, IL. Please view waiting list information for each county below.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the MCHA website, or call the office at (217) 532-3672.

The Christian County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list opened on January 3, 2017 at 8:00 am CT, and is open indefinitely. It was last open in 2014.

There are two ways to apply

  1. Call the MCHA at (217) 532-3672 to request an application be mailed to you.
  2. Pick up an application at the MCHA office, located at 216 Shelbyville Rd, Hillsboro, IL 62049.
Once the application has been completed, call the MCHA at (217) 532-3672 to set up an appointment.

There are no preferences.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

The Montgomery County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in August 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the online pre-application.
  2. Call the MCHA office to have a pre-application mailed to you.
Once the pre-application was completed, applicants must have called the MCHA office to set up an appointment. Applicants could not mail in their pre-application. All adult (18+) members of the household must be present at the interview.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Montgomery County Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update July 21st, 2015.

The Montgomery Housing Authority (MHA) is currently accepting Public Housing applications for families and elderly/disabled individuals.


The MHA offers seven apartments complexes dedicated to the senior/disabled, and five apartment complexes for families.

There are two ways to apply:
  1. Download the online pre-application here, then print and complete.
  2. Call the MCHA office at (217) 532-3672 to have a pre-application mailed to you.
Once the pre-application has been completed, applicants must call the MCHA office at (217) 532-3672, Ext: 221 or 229 to set up an appointment. Applicants cannot mail in their pre-application. All adult (18+) members of the household must be present at the interview.

The following documentation will required of all members of the household during the interview: Birth certificates, Social Security cards, photo IDs for adult (18+) household members, income, assets, proof of all real estate value (if applicable), child care expenses (if applicable), landlord names and addresses for the last 3 years (including addresses of the units you resided in), name change confirmation.

For handicapped, disabled and elderly members of the household, the following additional documentation is required: Names and addresses of all medical providers, insurance payment verification, name and address of pharmacy where prescriptions are purchased.

For more information, please visit the MCHA website here, or call the MCHA at (217) 532-3672.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Montgomery County Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 228 affordable rental units. It also administers 89 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Montgomery 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 Montgomery County Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (72%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (28%) to that of all housing authorities in Illinois, Montgomery 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, Montgomery County Housing Authority scored an average of 86 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2005 and a low score of 67 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Illinois is 74.76.

Montgomery 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 Montgomery County Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 12/3/09 Plan
2009 6/25/09 Plan
2008 12/3/09 Plan
2007 12/13/06 Plan
2006 11/17/05 Plan
2005 2/24/05 Plan
2004 12/2/03 Plan
2003 12/26/02 Plan
2002 11/9/01 Plan
2001 3/23/01 Plan
2000 6/21/00 Plan