About Bureau County Housing Authority

The Bureau County Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Princeton, Illinois.

The Bureau County Housing Authority serves Bureau County, Princeton, Ohio, Buda, Spring Valley, Walnut and Wyanet.

Bureau County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed


About the Bureau County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Bureau County Housing Authority manages 71 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard
Vouchers 71
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $322
Monthly Cost $22,881

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Bureau County Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 10% having issued approximately 7 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 20 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $13,046 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 60% were extremely low income (ELI). 29% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 67% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 49% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 15% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 34% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

41% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 37% of households with children have a female head of household. 86% of all households were headed by a female.

8% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 3% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Bureau County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 40% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 16% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

41% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 30% with 2 bedrooms and 29% with 3 or more bedrooms. 18% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Bureau County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $334 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $423. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $182.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Operated by Bureau County Housing Authority

415 W Erie St
Spring Valley Hi - Rise is a 149 unit low income housing apartment community in Spring Valley.
444 S Church St
Princeton Hi Rise is a 105 unit low income housing apartment community in Princeton.
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Affordable Apartments near Bureau County Housing Authority

217 Walnut Grove
Walnut Grove Apartments is a 69 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Walnut.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Walnut.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
301 N Depot
Buda Apartments is a 16 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Buda.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Buda.
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
419 S Anderson
Parkway Apartments is a 24 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Princeton.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Princeton.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Section 515 Rural Rental Housing