Housing Authority of McDonough County

322 West Piper Street
Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois 61455

Housing Authority of McDonough County is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of August 16th, 2022, Housing Authority of McDonough County has 4 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

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

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
McDonough County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Housing Authority of McDonough County Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Fitch Manor 62+ or Disabled Open Until Further Notice
Fitch Manor Multifamily Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing Authority of McDonough County Waiting Lists

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

The Housing Authority of McDonough County (HAMC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open.

The HAMC is accepting applications for this waiting list from August 1, 2022 at 8:00 am, until August 30, 2022 at 4:00 pm CT.

To apply during the opening period, pick up an application from any of the following HAMC locations:

  • 322 W. Piper Street, Macomb, Illinois 61455.
  • 425 N. Prairie Ave, Macomb, Illinois 61455.
  • 770 W. Hurst St, Bushnell, Illinois 61422.

Once the application has been completed, it must be returned to the HAMC at any of the addresses mentioned above.

There are preferences, and they are listed on the application.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HAMC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HAMC on August 3, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in McDonough County, 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) 837-2363.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/08/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: 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.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online form here. Select the "Public Housing Initial Application" link, and follow the instructions.
  2. Print the paper application online here. Select the "Public Housing Initial Application (pdf)" link.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the HAMC office, located at 322 West Piper St, Macomb, IL 61455. Applicants must bring a photo ID with the application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not yet known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HAMC website.

Sources: This information was verified by 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 08/03/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Fitch Manor 62+ or Disabled Waiting List

The Housing Authority of McDonough County (HAMC) 62+ or Disabled waiting list for apartments at Fitch Manor is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least April, 2021, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online form here. Select the "Fitch Manor (62+ or Disabled) / Multifamily Initial Application" link, and follow the instructions.
  2. Print the paper application online here. Select the "Fitch Manor Multifamily Initial Application (pdf)" link.

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

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not yet known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

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.

Last Updated on 08/03/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Fitch Manor Multifamily Waiting List

The Housing Authority of McDonough County (HAMC) Multifamily waiting list for apartments at Fitch Manor is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least April, 2021, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online form here. Select the "Fitch Manor (62+ or Disabled) / Multifamily Initial Application" link, and follow the instructions.
  2. Print the paper application online here. Select the "Fitch Manor Multifamily Initial Application (pdf)" link.

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

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not yet known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

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.

Last Updated on 08/03/2022.

About Housing Authority of McDonough County

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.

HCV Portability Status

As of 08/16/2022, it is not known if Housing Authority of McDonough 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 McDonough County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of McDonough County manages 92 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 Ported Out
Vouchers 91 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $463 $1,288
Monthly Cost $42,146 $1,288

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