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Housing Authority of Champaign County

2008 N. Market Street
Champaign, Champaign County, Illinois 61822

Housing Authority of Champaign County is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Moving to Work, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Mainstream Voucher, and Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) programs. As of June 7th, 2020, Housing Authority of Champaign County has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Steer Place Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Washington Square Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of Champaign County serves Champaign County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Steer Place Senior Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Washington Square Senior Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Champaign County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Bristol Place Homes Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and Project-Based Voucher Closed
Providence at Thornberry Project-Based Voucher Closed
Hayes Homes Senior Project-Based Voucher Closed
Youman Place Senior Project-Based Voucher Closed

Open Housing Authority of Champaign County 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.

Housing Authority of Champaign County Website: https://www.hacc.net/.

Housing Authority of Champaign County Phone: (217) 378-7100.

Open Until Further Notice: Steer Place Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Champaign County (HACC) waiting list for Near-Elderly (55+) 1-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments at Steer Place is currently open. Applications are being accepted from May 20, 2019, until further notice.

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

For more information, visit the HACC website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Urbana, Illinois.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (217) 378-7100.

Last Updated on 12/30/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Washington Square Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Champaign County (HACC) waiting list for Near-Elderly (55+) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments at Washington Square is currently open. Applications are being accepted from May 20, 2019, until further notice.

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

For more information, visit the HACC website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Champaign, Illinois.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (217) 378-7100.

Last Updated on 12/30/2019.

Other Housing Authority of Champaign County Waiting Lists

Closed: Champaign County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Champaign County (HACC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two weeks in June, 2019. Before that, it was open in June, 2016, in 2014. 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.

There were no preferences.

1,500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery. Chosen applicants will be announced by July 31, 2019.

For more information, visit the HACC website.

Last Updated on 08/17/2019.

Closed: Bristol Place Homes Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Champaign County (HACC) Bristol Place Homes Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and Project Based Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from August 6, 2019, until 1,000 applications were received. 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.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

1,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

For more information, visit the HACC website.

Last Updated on 08/07/2019.

Closed: Providence at Thornberry Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Champaign County (HACC) waiting list for 1 and 4-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments at Providence at Thornberry is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from December 15, 2019, until December 21, 2019. 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.

For more information, visit the HACC website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Champaign, Illinois.

Last Updated on 12/30/2019.

Closed: Hayes Homes Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Champaign County (HACC) Hayes Homes Near-Elderly (55+) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications for 1-Bedroom units were last accepted from June 3, 2019, until July 31, 2019.

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

For more information, visit the HACC website.

Last Updated on 08/04/2019.

Closed: Youman Place Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Champaign County (HACC) Youman Place Near-Elderly (55+) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications for 1-Bedroom units were last accepted from July 8, 2019, until July 14, 2019.

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

For more information, visit the HACC website.

Last Updated on 08/04/2019.

About Housing Authority of Champaign County

More information about Housing Authority of Champaign County can be found on its website at https://www.hacc.net/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of Champaign County may be available by phone at (217) 378-7100. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 05/30/2019, Housing Authority of Champaign County is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Housing Authority of Champaign County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of Champaign County manages 1,739 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:

Homeownership Tenant Protection Moving To Work Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 5 111 1,331 21 22
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $686 $514 $521 $1,068 $456
Monthly Cost $3,432 $57,109 $694,081 $22,435 $10,035

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Champaign County

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 27% having issued approximately 56 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 4 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $15,600 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 59% of households had wages as a major source of income, 7% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 32% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

8% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 67% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 17% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 9% 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.

69% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 65% of households with children have a female head of household. 90% of all households were headed by a female.

88% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 86% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Champaign County Housing Choice Voucher program, 11% include at least one person with a disability. 20% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 62% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

19% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 45% with 3 or more bedrooms. 10% 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 Housing Authority of Champaign County voucher holders in 2016 was $239 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $510. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $161.



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 Housing Authority of Champaign County

Skelton Place

302 S 2nd St
Champaign, Illinois

Steer Place

1202 E Harding Dr
Urbana, Illinois

Washington Square

108 W Washington St
Champaign, Illinois

Youman Place

1 Youman Pl
Rantoul, Illinois

Hayes Homes

401 E High St
Urbana, Illinois

Columbia Place

501 E Columbia Ave
Champaign, Illinois

Scattered Sites

1106 N 6th St
Champaign, Illinois