Housing Authority of Champaign County

2008 N. Market Street
Champaign, Champaign County, Illinois 61822
(217) 378-7100

Open today from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Housing Authority of Champaign County is a Public Housing Agency in Champaign, Illinois that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Moving to Work, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Mainstream Voucher, Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), and Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs. As of June 25th, 2019, Housing Authority of Champaign County has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Champaign County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on June 30th, 2019. The Hayes Homes Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on July 31st, 2019. The Steer Place Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of Champaign County serves Champaign County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Champaign County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Hayes Homes Senior Project-Based Voucher Open Now
Steer Place Senior Project-Based Voucher Open Indefinitely

Open Housing Authority of Champaign County Waiting Lists

Open Now: Champaign County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

  1. Complete the online application at https://ilchampaignco.tenmast.com/apply/. 
  2. Submit your application between June 17th, 2019 at 12:01 AM CT and June 30th, 2019 at 11:59 PM CT
  3. Check if you qualify for the following preferences: No Preferences
  4. Check your status on the waiting list. After preferences, applications will be ordered by random lottery.

Waiting List Details

The Housing Authority of Champaign County (HACC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from June 17, 2019, at 12:01 am, until June 30, 2019 at 11:59 pm CT. It was last open in June, 2016 and before that in 2014.

To apply, complete the online application here.

There are no preferences.

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

For more information, visit the HACC website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via written request to the Housing Authority of Champaign County’s Administrative Office at 2008 North Market Street Champaign, IL 61822. You must include your name and address in your request.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/17/2019.

Open Now: Hayes Homes Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

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

  1. Complete the online application at https://ilchampaignco.tenmast.com/apply/. 
  2. Submit your application between June 3rd, 2019 and July 31st, 2019
  3. Check if you qualify for the following preferences: Preferences Unconfirmed
  4. Check your status on the waiting list.

Waiting List Details

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

To apply, complete the online application here.

For more information, visit the HACC website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via writing to the Housing Authority of Champaign County’s Administrative Office at 2008 North Market Street Champaign, IL 61822. Applicants must include their name and address in the request.

Last Updated on 06/12/2019.

Open Indefinitely: Steer Place Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

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

To apply, complete the online application here.

For more information, visit the HACC website.

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 06/12/2019.

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/.

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.

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

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

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of Champaign County manages 1,740 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Homeownership Tenant Protection Moving To Work Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 5 126 1,328 32 21
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $543 $469 $525 $993 $525
Monthly Cost $2,713 $59,111 $697,799 $31,781 $11,016

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.


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