Franklin County Housing Authority

302 E Elm Street
West Frankfort, Franklin County, Illinois 62896

Franklin County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in West Frankfort, Illinois that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of February 26th, 2020, Franklin County Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Efficiency and Three Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Franklin County Housing Authority serves Franklin County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Efficiency and Three Bedroom Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Franklin County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Franklin County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Efficiency and Three Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Franklin County Housing Authority (FCHA) Public Housing waiting list for efficiency and three bedroom units is currently open, since at least October, 2018, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or other bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, pick up an application at the FCHA office located at 302 East Elm Street, West Frankfort, Illinois 62896, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm CT.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be

  1. Dropped off at the FCHA office located at 302 East Elm Street, West Frankfort, Illinois 62896, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. 
  2. Mailed to the FCHA, PO Box 68, West Frankfort, Illinois 62896. 

This waiting list has the following preferences: Elderly, Disabled, Live, Work, or Attend School Locally, Veterans, Working/Employed.

For more information, visit the FCHA Facebook page here, or call the office at (618) 932-2124.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (618) 932-2124.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 11/09/2018.

Other Franklin County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Franklin County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Franklin County Housing Authority (FCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one month in October, 2018; and before that in October, 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up an application at the FCHA office.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must have been dropped off at the FCHA office.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live, Work, or Attend School Locally, Elderly, Disabled, Veterans, or Working/Employed.

For more information, visit the FCHA Facebook page here, or call the office at (618) 932-2124.

Last Updated on 12/01/2018.

About Franklin County Housing Authority

More information about Franklin County Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.facebook.com/PHAIL061/.

Representatives of Franklin County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (618) 932-2124. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Open today from 8:00am to 4:00pm CT.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm
Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 10/22/2018, Franklin County Housing Authority is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Franklin County Housing Authority manages 55 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2019:

Standard
Vouchers 55
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $332
Monthly Cost $18,284

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Franklin 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 5 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 5 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $12,101 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 31% 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 69% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 43% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 31% 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.

39% of households included children, 8% of which had two adults in the household. 33% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.

0% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with -1% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Franklin County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 14% include at least one person with a disability. 29% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 31% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

16% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 51% with 3 or more bedrooms. 37% 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 Franklin County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $311 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $400. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $193.



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 Apartments Operated by Franklin County Housing Authority

West Frankfort Housing

503 S Van Buren St
West Frankfort, Illinois

Benton Housing

102 S Buchanan St
Benton, Illinois

Zeigler Housing

105 S Fairdale St
Royalton, Illinois

Christopher Elderly

517 Greenacre Dr
Christopher, Illinois

Kuca Highrise

301 E Elm St
West Frankfort, Illinois