St. Clair County Housing Authority
1790 South 74th Street
Belleville, Saint Clair County, IL

618-277-6988 http://www.sccha.org/Documents/Briefing%20Packet.pdf

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

The St. Clair County Housing Authority (IL) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program is currently open; no closing date has been determined.



Applications can be downloaded and printed from the HA's website, http://www.sccha.org/documents2/SCCHA_Application.pdf; they can be hand delivered or mailed to the HA's office, at this address:
   St. Clair County Housing Authority - Application
   1790 S. 74th St.
   Belleville, IL 62223


Preferences:
  1. Live in the county (10 points)
  2. Work or a student in the county (2 points)
  3. Unmet housing need (1 point)
  4. Veteran (1 point)
  5. Law enforcement or teacher (6 points)

Wait list time - average to obtain a voucher is 3-5 years.

For more information you can visit the website for more information at www.sccha.org or call the housing authority at 618-277-3290.

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenClosed

The St. Clair County Housing Authority is accepting public housing applications for families and senior/disabled individuals. 


This Housing Authority has 18 complexes for public housing mixed with family and elderly/disabled tenants.
The St. Clair County Housing Authority is accepting public housing applications for families and senior/disabled individuals. 

This Housing Authority has 18 complexes for public housing mixed with family and elderly/disabled tenants.

To obtain an application you can printt one off of their website at www.sccha.org. You can either hand deliver or mail the application to the Housing Authority to SCCHA Application 1790 S. 74th St., Belleville, IL 62223.

the Housing Authority lists the following preferences that may improve your spot on the waiting list:

1. Jurisdictional Preference 10 points

2. Employment/Educational 2 points

3. Unmet housng need 1 point

4. Veteran preference 1 point

5. Law enforcement/Teacher 6 points

For more information you can visit the website for more information at www.sccha.org or call the housing authority at 618-277-3290.

Resident Characteristics
as of June 30, 2015

St. Clair County Housing Authority operates 1,002 affordable units across its public housing portfolio.

Bedroom Sizes of Public Housing Units

The bedroom sizes of St. Clair County Housing Authority public housing units range from 1 bedroom apartments to 5 bedroom apartments. The housing authority’s public housing inventory includes: 36% 1 bedroom apartments, 33% 2 bedroom apartments, 25% 3 bedroom apartments, 4% 4 bedroom apartments and 1% 5 bedroom apartments.

Vacancies in Public Housing Portfolio

As of St. Clair County Housing Authority’s most recent Resident Characteristics Report (June 30, 2015), the 16-month average number of units occupied was 962 out of a total 1,002 rental units. This represents a 16-month average vacany rate of 3.99%.

Family Type

Of the 805 households who reported head of household data in the housing authority’s most recent RCR report, 142 (17.64%) were elderly, 663 (82.36%) were non-elderly, 296 (36.77%) were disabled, 471 (58.51%) contained children and 453 (56.27%) 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 St. Clair County Housing Authority's public housing developments is $50.

The average tenant rent contribution for St. Clair County Housing Authority’s public housing developments is $302.

The average tenant contribution for elderly residents residing in all properties across the housing authority’s public housing portfolio is $204. The average rent payment for disabled residents is $205. The average TTP for non-elderly, non-disabled renters in the housing authority’s public housing units is $409. Households headed by females had a total tenant payment of $221.

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 St. Clair County Housing Authority portfolio, 79% of households identified as Black, 21% 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 St. Clair County Housing Authority properties, 736 were Extremely Low Income, 170 were Very Low Income, 45 were Low Income and 11 were Above Low Income.

The average annual income of public housing residents living in St. Clair County Housing Authority properties is $12,730. Of all public housing residents, 5% have no income and 8% earn more than $25,000 while 87% 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 St. Clair County Housing Authority public housing 40% have wage income, 11% have welfare income, 51% have SSI/SS/Pension income, 15% have other income and 5% have no income.

Household Information of Public Housing Residents

As of the last HUD RCR report (June 30, 2015), there were a total of 962 households containing 2,110 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 2.2.

Across all units operated by the housing authority, 58.51% of households included children. Across all household members in St. Clair County Housing Authority public houins units 21.3% are aged zero to five and 25.9% are aged 6 to 17.

14.8% of all residents across the housing authority were age 62 or older and are considered seniors while 38% 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 St. Clair County Housing Authority public housing communities. 26.4% of all families residing in public housing have lived there for less than 1 year, 9.25% have lived in public housing for 1 to 2 years while 64.35% have lived in public housing for more than 2 years.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The St. Clair County Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 11 projects which contain 996 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,910 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, St. Clair County Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 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 St. Clair County Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (34%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (66%) to that of all housing authorities in Illinois, St. Clair County Housing Authority has a smaller 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, St. Clair County Housing Authority scored an average of 84 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 67 in 2006. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Illinois is 74.76.

St. Clair 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)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

St. Clair County Housing Authority manages 7 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 82. The scores for properties managed by St. Clair County Housing Authority range from a high of 93 to a low of 63.

The highest scoring property in the St. Clair County Housing Authority portfolio is Belleville and the lowest scoring property is Centreville.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by St. Clair County Housing Authority have 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 St. Clair County Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 6/7/12 Plan
2011 8/4/11 Plan
2010 10/25/10 Plan
2009 9/15/09 Plan
2008 9/18/08 Plan
2007 7/18/07 Plan
2006 6/16/06 Plan
2005 7/15/05 Plan
2004 6/14/04 Plan
2003 6/20/03 Plan
2002 3/12/03 Plan
2001 6/25/01 Plan
2000 7/18/00 Plan