Housing Authority of the City of Marion

501 N Market Street
Marion, Williamson County, Illinois 62959

Housing Authority of the City of Marion is a Public Housing Agency in Marion, Illinois that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of September 22nd, 2019, Housing Authority of the City of Marion has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of the City of Marion serves Marion.

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

Open Housing Authority of the City of Marion Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Marion (HACM) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least March, 2019, until further notice. Waiting lists for specific communities or bedroom sizes may be closed.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the application online here. Select the "Public Housing Program Pre-Application" link.
  2. Pick up an application at the HACM office, located at 501 North Market Street Marion, IL 62959, from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm; and 1:00 pm until 4:30 pm CT.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address above.

The following documentation is required with the application: Verification of income, birth certificates, Social Security Cards, copy of marriage or divorce papers (if applicable), names and addresses of 3 personal references, names of current and previous landlords, and a letter from the doctor if a household member is pregnant.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Displaced by natural disaster, displaced by government action, living in substandard housing, rent burdened, working, live or work in Marion.

For more information, visit the HACM website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (618) 9971258.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/09/2019.

Other Housing Authority of the City of Marion Waiting Lists

Closed: Marion, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Marion (HACM) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from February until March, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the application online.
  2. Pick up an application at the HACM office.

Once the paper application was completed, it must have been dropped off at the HACM office.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Disabled, Live or Work Locally, Homeless, Working/Employed, Rent Burdened, Displaced by Government Action, Displaced by Natural Disaster, Live in Substandard Housing, Victims of Hate Crimes. 

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

For more information visit the HACM website here.

Last Updated on 04/15/2019.

About Housing Authority of the City of Marion

More information about Housing Authority of the City of Marion can be found on its website at http://www.marionhousing.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Marion may be available by phone at (618) 997-1258. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/22/2019, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Marion 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 the City of Marion Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the City of Marion manages 155 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard VASH
Vouchers 123 32
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $320 $282
Monthly Cost $39,326 $9,011

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Marion

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 22% having issued approximately 7 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 5 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $13,273 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 62% were extremely low income (ELI). 42% 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 49% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 62% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% 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.

52% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 47% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.

23% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 21% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Marion Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 35% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 55% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

20% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 44% with 2 bedrooms and 36% 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 the City of Marion voucher holders in 2016 was $331 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $465. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $100.



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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