Housing Authority of Jefferson County

109 North Shiloh Drive
Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois 62864

Housing Authority of Jefferson County is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of August 8th, 2022, Housing Authority of Jefferson County has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Housing Authority of Jefferson County offers Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Jefferson County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Housing Authority of Jefferson County Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing Authority of Jefferson County Waiting Lists

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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Housing Authority of Jefferson County (HAJC) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications until further notice.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Complete an application at a kiosk at the HAJC office, located at 109 Shiloh Drive, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
  2. Pick up an application at the HAJC office at the address above.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address above, or mailed to Housing Authority of Jefferson Co., PO Box 1547, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.

There are no preferences.

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

For more information, call the HAJC office at (618) 244-5910.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 6182445910.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/21/2017.

About Housing Authority of Jefferson County

More information about Housing Authority of Jefferson County can be found on its website at http://www.hajc.org.

Representatives of Housing Authority of Jefferson County may be available by phone at (618) 244-5910. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 08/08/2022, it is not known if Housing Authority of Jefferson County is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of Jefferson County manages 73 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, 2021:

Standard
Vouchers 73
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $484
Monthly Cost $35,308

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Jefferson 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 15% having issued approximately 5 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 31 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $12,328 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 35% 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 61% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

-1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 59% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 16% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 24% 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.

65% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 57% of households with children have a female head of household. 85% of all households were headed by a female.

63% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 61% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Jefferson County Housing Choice Voucher program, 16% include at least one person with a disability. 28% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 74% 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, 30% with 2 bedrooms and 53% with 3 or more bedrooms. 25% 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 Jefferson County voucher holders in 2016 was $363 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $453. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $196.



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 Jefferson County

Southtown 59 - 1

932 Conger Ave
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503 N Jackson St
Dix, Illinois