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East Peoria Housing Authority

401 W Washington St
East Peoria, Tazewell County, Illinois 61611

East Peoria Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

East Peoria Housing Authority serves Tazewell County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Tazewell County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other East Peoria Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Closed: Tazewell County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The East Peoria Housing Authority (EPHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from July 1, 2020, until July 15, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Family and/or elderly/disabled households
  • Applicants residing within Corporate City limits of East Peoria at the time of application
  • Applicants residing within Tazewell County but outside the Corporate City limits of East Peoria at the time of application

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, weighed by order of preferences.

The EPHA public notice stated, "Only 500 applications will be made active, the remaining applications will be placed on the waitlist in an inactive status until the first list is exhausted."

For more information, visit the EPHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by a representative of the EPHA, as of June 5, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Tazewell County, Illinois.

Last Updated on 07/16/2020.

About East Peoria Housing Authority

More information about East Peoria Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.cityofeastpeoria.com/203/Housing-Authority.

Representatives of East Peoria Housing Authority may be available by phone at (309) 698-4718. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/01/2020, it is not known if East Peoria Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the East Peoria Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, East Peoria Housing Authority manages 234 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard
Vouchers 143
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $473
Monthly Cost $67,589

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for East Peoria 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 17% having issued approximately 16 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 7 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 $13,539 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 30% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 66% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 40% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 33% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

37% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 36% of households with children have a female head of household. 83% of all households were headed by a female.

11% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 8% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the East Peoria Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% include at least one person with a disability. 35% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 49% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

52% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 29% with 2 bedrooms and 20% with 3 or more bedrooms. 9% 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 East Peoria Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $343 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $444. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $126.



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.