Rockford Housing Authority
223 S Winnebago Street
Rockford, Winnebago County, IL


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Rockford Housing Authority
223 S Winnebago Street
Rockford, Winnebago County, IL


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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Rockford Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 16 projects which contain 1,893 affordable rental units. It also administers 2,159 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Rockford Housing Authority is determined to be a Large public housing authority, meaning it manages between 1,250 - 9,999 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Rockford Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (47%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (53%) to that of all housing authorities in Illinois, Rockford 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 (, 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, Rockford Housing Authority scored an average of 83 points. The housing authority had a high score of 98 in 2003 and a low score of 65 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Illinois is 74.76.

Rockford 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 (, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Rockford Housing Authority manages 9 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 69. The scores for properties managed by Rockford Housing Authority range from a high of 89 to a low of 0.

The highest scoring property in the Rockford Housing Authority portfolio is North Main Manor and the lowest scoring property is Rhf Unit Approved By HUD For Acq In 2005.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 78% of properties managed by Rockford Housing Authority have a passing score.

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

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Rockford Housing Authority owns and manages 1893 public housing units in 16 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Rockford Housing Authority is $200.00 compared to the state average of $302.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of Illinois ranges from a low of $199.00 to a high of $695.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (, 2013)