Greater Metropolitan Area Housing Authority of Rock Island County

325 2nd Street, Silvis, IL

There are four waiting lists open now offered by Greater Metropolitan Area Housing Authority of Rock Island County.

Greater Metropolitan Area Housing Authority of Rock Island County Waiting Lists

Waiting ListStatus
Garfield School Senior Development Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Hometown Harbor Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Greater Metropolitan Area Housing Authority of Rock Island County Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
William Young Homes Elderly Open Until Further Notice
Greater Metropolitan Area Housing Authority of Rock Island County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Greater Metropolitan Area Housing Authority of Rock Island County offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs in Rock Island County.

Go to the Illinois Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Illinois Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.

Open Until Further Notice: Garfield School Senior Development Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Greater Metropolitan Area Housing Authority of Rock Island County (GMAHA) Senior (62+) Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Garfield School Senior Development is currently open. Applications are being accepted from September 4, 2018 at 9:00 am CT, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here. Applicants will receive an instant online confirmation of acceptance of their application submission.

If assistance is needed with completing the online application, visit the GMAHA office, located at 621 17th Avenue, East Moline, Illinois, 61244, between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. 

There are no preferences.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the GMAHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (309) 755-4527, Ext: 416.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 03/15/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Hometown Harbor Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

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

The Greater Metropolitan Area Housing Authority of Rock Island County (GMAHA) Senior (62+) Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Hometown Harbor is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least July, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here. Applicants will receive an instant online confirmation of acceptance of their application submission.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the GMAHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (309) 755-4527, Ext: 416.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 04/01/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: 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.

The Greater Metropolitan Area Housing Authority of Rock Island County (GMAHA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least July, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the GMAHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (309) 755-4527.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/15/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: William Young Homes Elderly Waiting List

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

The Greater Metropolitan Area Housing Authority of Rock Island County (GMAHA) Senior (62+) waiting list for apartments at Wm. Young Homes is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least July, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here. Applicants will receive an instant online confirmation of acceptance of their application submission.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the GMAHA website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other Senior rental assistance in Milan, Illinois.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (309) 755-4527, Ext: 416.

Last Updated on 03/15/2022.

Closed: Greater Metropolitan Area Housing Authority of Rock Island County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Section 8 waiting list is currently closed. When GMAHA is prepared to re-open the list, an announcement will be published in the local newspaper and on their website. GMAHA will continue to accept applications for the Section 8 Project-Based waiting list, which is limited to applicants 62 years old and older. All applications are accepted on-line only.

Last Updated on 06/05/2015.

About Greater Metropolitan Area Housing Authority of Rock Island County

About the Greater Metropolitan Area Housing Authority of Rock Island County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Greater Metropolitan Area Housing Authority of Rock Island County manages 291 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 268 8 15
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $546 $902 $387
Monthly Cost $146,263 $7,214 $5,806
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 31 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 33 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $13,785 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 45% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 47% 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, 62% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 18% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

60% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 58% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

56% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 46% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Greater Metropolitan Area Housing Authority of Rock Island County Housing Choice Voucher program, 14% include at least one person with a disability. 23% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 56% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

21% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 42% with 3 or more bedrooms. 16% 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 Greater Metropolitan Area Housing Authority of Rock Island County voucher holders in 2016 was $336 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $578. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $119.

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 Greater Metropolitan Area Housing Authority of Rock Island County

Oak Grove

501 21st St
East Moline, Illinois

William Young Homes II

509 3rd Ave E
Milan, Illinois

Streed Towers

647 16th Ave
East Moline, Illinois

Warren Towers and Warren Heights

325 2nd St
Silvis, Illinois

Low Income Housing Managed by Greater Metropolitan Area Housing Authority of Rock Island County

Hometown Harbor

1011 49th Avenue
East Moline, Illinois
$615-720
1-2 BR