About Fulton County Housing Authority

The Fulton County Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Canton, Illinois.

The Fulton County Housing Authority serves Fulton County, Table Grove, Canton, Farmington, Ipava, Lewistown, Astoria, Vermont and Avon.

Fulton County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Fulton County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Fulton County Housing Authority (FCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. The waiting list is open indefinitely. 

 

There are two ways to apply

 

  1. Call the FCHA at 309-647-4120.
  2. Visit the FCHA office at 250 S. Main Street, Canton, IL 61520.

Contact the FCHA to learn of its preferences.

For more information, visit the FCHA website, or call the office at (309) 647-4120.

Last Updated on 07/14/2017.

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Fulton County Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and elderly/disabled individuals.

This Housing Authority offers two communities dedicated to elderly disabled individuals, and two communities dedicated to families.

The wait time for public housing is approximately 1 year.

To apply for public housing you can stop by their office located at 250 S. Main St., Canton, IL, to pick one up, or call the office during normal business hours at 309-647-4133 to have an application mailed to you.

Once the application has been completed it can be mailed or hand delivered to the above address. Be sure to include copies of birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

This Housing Authority lists the following preferences that may improve your spot on the waiting list as: local, working , elderly, and disabled.

For more information the Housing Authority can be reached Monday-Friday, during normal office hours by calling 309-647-4133.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The Fulton County Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and elderly/disabled individuals.

This Housing Authority offers two communities dedicated to elderly disabled individuals, and two communities dedicated to families.

The wait time for public housing is approximately 1 year.
The Fulton County Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and elderly/disabled individuals.

This Housing Authority offers two communities dedicated to elderly disabled individuals, and two communities dedicated to families.

The wait time for public housing is approximately 1 year.

To apply for public housing you can stop by their office located at 250 S. Main St., Canton, IL, to pick one up, or call the office during normal business hours at 309-647-4133 to have an application mailed to you.

Once the application has been completed it can be mailed or hand delivered to the above address. Be sure to include copies of birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

This Housing Authority lists the following preferences that may improve your spot on the waiting list as: local, working , elderly, and disabled.

For more information the Housing Authority can be reached Monday-Friday, during normal office hours by calling 309-647-4133.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

More information about Fulton County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.fultonhousingauthoritycanton-il.com/.


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Fulton County Housing Authority manages 223 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 221 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $235 $119
Monthly Cost $51,862 $238

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Fulton 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 22% having issued approximately 11 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 3 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 6 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $13,844 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 63% were extremely low income (ELI). 46% 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 52% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

7% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 60% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 18% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 15% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

48% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 43% of households with children have a female head of household. 76% of all households were headed by a female.

5% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 1% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Fulton County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 38% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 50% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

23% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 47% with 2 bedrooms and 30% with 3 or more bedrooms. 22% 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 Fulton County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $372 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $371. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $139.



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 Fulton County Housing Authority

1002 E Oak St
Canton, Illinois
Oaklawn Apartments is a 80 unit low income housing apartment community in Canton.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
414 N 1st Ave
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Longview Apartments is a 120 unit low income housing apartment community in Canton.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
250 S Main St
Canton, Illinois
Maple Manor Apartments is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Canton.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
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