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Housing Authority of McDonough County

322 W Piper Street
Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois 61455

Holiday Office Hours: Housing Authority of McDonough County offices may be closed in observance of Independence Day.

Housing Authority of McDonough County is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 6th, 2020, Housing Authority of McDonough County has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of McDonough County serves McDonough County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
McDonough County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Housing Authority of McDonough 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 McDonough County Website: https://mcdonoughcountyhousing.org/.

Housing Authority of McDonough County Phone: (309) 837-2363.

COVID-19 Update: Affordable Housing Online has not yet confirmed if these waiting list are still open. As of March 21, 2020 the Housing Authority of McDonough County Facebook page says:

"The Housing Authority will maintain regular office hours with essential staff only. Call the central office at 309-837-2363 with questions concerns or to place a work order during regular office hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday - Friday."

More information can be found here.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of McDonough County (HAMC) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least August, 2018, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the application online here. Select the "Download" link next to "Public Housing Initial Application (pdf).'

Once the application has been completed, it must be returned to the HAMC office, located at 322 West Piper St, MaComb, IL 61455. Applicants must bring a photo ID as well.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

For more information, visit the HAMC 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) 837-2363.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 02/18/2020.

Other Housing Authority of McDonough County Waiting Lists

Closed: McDonough County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of McDonough County (HAMC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from February 18, 2020, until April 17, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up an application at the Prairieview Townhomes office.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how selected applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HAMC website, or the HAMC Facebook page.

Sources: This information was verified by the HAMC Facebook page, as of April 22, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in McDonough County, Illinois.

Last Updated on 04/22/2020.

About Housing Authority of McDonough County

Holiday Office Hours: Housing Authority of McDonough County offices may be closed in observance of Independence Day.

More information about Housing Authority of McDonough County can be found on its website at https://mcdonoughcountyhousing.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of McDonough County may be available by phone at (309) 837-2363. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.


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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of McDonough County manages 79 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:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 78 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $421 $1,199
Monthly Cost $32,852 $1,199

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of McDonough 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 7% having issued approximately 14 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 3 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 $11,162 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 73% were extremely low income (ELI). 38% of households had wages as a major source of income, 5% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 48% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

11% 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 15% 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.

61% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 55% of households with children have a female head of household. 85% of all households were headed by a female.

62% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 60% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of McDonough County Housing Choice Voucher program, 11% 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. 36% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

9% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 51% with 3 or more bedrooms. 27% 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 McDonough County voucher holders in 2016 was $314 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $554. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $141.



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 McDonough County

Eisenhower Towers

322 W Piper St
Macomb, Illinois

Greenbriar

770 W Hurst St
Bushnell, Illinois

Prairieview

405 N Prairie Ave
Macomb, Illinois