Ogle County Housing Authority
1101 Pines Road
Oregon, Ogle County, IL

815-732-1301 http://oglecountyhousing.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

The Ogle County Housing Authority (OCHA) Section 8 program waiting list is currently open. The waiting list is open in indefinitely.

To apply, fill out an application in person at the OCHA office, located at 200 Washington Street, Suite 100, Oregon, IL, between 8:00 am and 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

The following documents are required to be presented when applying:

1. Original or certified copies of birth certificates for all family members.

2. Social Security cards for all family members.

3. Drivers licenses or photo IDs for all family members 18 and over.

On the bottom of the OCHA "How to Apply" web page, it says that these additional documents are also needed:

"- Drivers license or photo ID
- Proof of address in Ogle County"

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenClosed

The Ogle County Housing Authority is now accepting waiting list applications for public housing from people with families or anyone over the age of 62 and/or disabled.   
 
The Housing Authority lists had no listing of  preferences.

The Ogle County Housing Authority is now accepting waiting list applications for public housing from people with families or anyone over the age of 62 and/or disabled.   
 
To  fill out an application please go to the Housing Authority Office located at:  200 Washington Street, Suite 100, Oregon, IL between the hours of 8:30-3:30 Monday-Friday.
 
The Housing Authority lists had no listing of  preferences.

Please be sure when you bring your completed application to the Housing Authority to bring original documents of birth certificates, social security cards, all proof of income, proof of custody, bank statements, proof of military record, If you have a criminal record please bring in a print out.  A full list of everything to bring is on the website at: http://oglecountyhousing.org/how%20to%20apply.html

If you have any questions or problems filling out the application please call (815) 732-1301.

Resident Characteristics
as of June 30, 2015

Ogle County Housing Authority operates 130 affordable units across its public housing portfolio.

Bedroom Sizes of Public Housing Units

The bedroom sizes of Ogle County Housing Authority public housing units range from 1 bedroom apartments to 4 bedroom apartments. The housing authority’s public housing inventory includes: 76% 1 bedroom apartments, 8% 2 bedroom apartments, 15% 3 bedroom apartments and 1% 4 bedroom apartments.

Vacancies in Public Housing Portfolio

As of Ogle County Housing Authority’s most recent Resident Characteristics Report (June 30, 2015), the 16-month average number of units occupied was 120 out of a total 130 rental units. This represents a 16-month average vacany rate of 7.69%.

Family Type

Of the 114 households who reported head of household data in the housing authority’s most recent RCR report, 34 (29.82%) were elderly, 80 (70.18%) were non-elderly, 75 (65.79%) were disabled, 24 (21.05%) contained children and 22 (19.3%) were headed by a female.

Tenant Contributions to Rent

Residents of public housing pay rent based on their income. The rent contribution of the tenant is called the Total Tenant Payment (TTP). The TTP is generally 30% of a residents income with a $25 (National minimum) to $50 (some PHA’s) minimum rent. Based on the information in the most recent Resident Characteristics Report (June 30, 2015) the minimum rent in Ogle County Housing Authority's public housing developments is $50.

The average tenant rent contribution for Ogle County Housing Authority’s public housing developments is $333.

The average tenant contribution for elderly residents residing in all properties across the housing authority’s public housing portfolio is $158. The average rent payment for disabled residents is $245. The average TTP for non-elderly, non-disabled renters in the housing authority’s public housing units is $490. Households headed by females had a total tenant payment of $342.

Race and Ethnicity

The HUD Resident Characteristics Report provides updated Head of Household race and ethnicity data at the housing authority and property level. Across all properties in the Ogle County Housing Authority portfolio, 1% of households identified as Black, 99% identified as White, and 1% identified as Hispanic or Latino.

Income of Public Housing Residents

HUD divides household income into four categories: Extremely Low Income (ELI) for households earning less than 30% of the median, Very Low Income (VLI) for households earning between 30% and 50% of the median, Low Income (LI) for households earning between 50% and 80% of the median and Above Low Income for households earning 81% of the median and over.

Of the public housing residents residing in Ogle County Housing Authority properties, 77 were Extremely Low Income, 33 were Very Low Income, 7 were Low Income and 3 were Above Low Income.

The average annual income of public housing residents living in Ogle County Housing Authority properties is $14,333. Of all public housing residents, 3% have no income and 8% earn more than $25,000 while 89% have incomes that fall between $0 and $25,000.

The HUD RCR data includes source of income information as well. The data includes five categories of family income: wage income, welfare income, SSI/SS/Pension income, other income and no income. Some families receive income in multiple categories.

Among families residing in Ogle County Housing Authority public housing 32% have wage income, 52% have welfare income, 65% have SSI/SS/Pension income, 26% have other income and 2% have no income.

Household Information of Public Housing Residents

As of the last HUD RCR report (June 30, 2015), there were a total of 120 households containing 179 total persons residing in the housing authority’s public housing properties. The average household size across all properties in the housing authority’s public housing portfolio was 1.5.

Across all units operated by the housing authority, 21.05% of households included children. Across all household members in Ogle County Housing Authority public houins units 8.9% are aged zero to five and 16.2% are aged 6 to 17.

23.5% of all residents across the housing authority were age 62 or older and are considered seniors while 51.4% of all residents were aged 18 to 61.

Length of Stay at Public Housing Properties

The HUD RCR report includes length of stay data for Ogle County Housing Authority public housing communities. 28.33% of all families residing in public housing have lived there for less than 1 year, 13.33% have lived in public housing for 1 to 2 years while 58.34% have lived in public housing for more than 2 years.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Ogle County Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 130 affordable rental units. It also administers 141 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Ogle 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 Ogle County Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (48%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (52%) to that of all housing authorities in Illinois, Ogle 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, Ogle County Housing Authority scored an average of 71 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2009 and a low score of 0 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Illinois is 74.76.

Ogle County Housing Authority has an average score that is less 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.

As of the last set of publicly available data, Ogle County Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 87. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. As of the last set of publicly available data, Oregon has a passing score.

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

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 Ogle County Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 7/21/10 Plan
2008 7/21/10 Plan
2007 7/11/07 Plan
2006 6/12/06 Plan
2005 6/14/05 Plan
2004 5/26/04 Plan
2003 11/18/03 Plan
2002 5/24/02 Plan
2001 8/22/01 Plan
2000 7/4/00 Plan