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

618-277-3290 http://www.sccha.org/home.html

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

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

The St. Clair County Housing Authority (SCCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.


To apply, download and print the pre-application online here.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to:

St. Clair County Housing Authority - Application
1790 S. 74th St.
Belleville, IL 62223

The following preferences have been identified: Live, work, or are a student in St. Clair County, unmet housing need, veteran, law enforcement, teacher. 

Applicants will receive a confirmation number upon submitting the pre-application. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

The approximate wait time to receive a voucher is 3-5 years.

For more information, visit the SCCHA website, or call the office at (618) 277-3290.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the St. Clair County Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update May 22nd, 2015.

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.

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)

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