Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois

This housing agency serves Wayne County, Illinois.

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Closed: Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois Public Housing Waiting List

The Wayne County Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and elderly/disabled individuals.



The approximate wait time for public housing is 3-6 months.


This Housing Authority does not go by a preference system, your application is taken by time and date received.The Wayne County Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and elderly/disabled individuals.


To apply for public housing you must apply in person to 303 N. 1st St. #1 Fairfield, IL 62837, Monday-Friday during normal office hours. Please be sure to bring originals of birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, and photo IDs for each adult household member.  Also, all adult household members must be present at the time you apply because fingerprinting will be done at the office.


This Housing Authority does not go by a preference system, your application is taken by time and date received.


For more information the office can be reached during normal office hours by calling 618-842-9008.

Open Until Further Notice: Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois Public Housing Waiting List

The Wayne County Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and elderly/disabled individuals.


To apply for public housing you must apply in person to 303 N. 1st St. #1 Fairfield, IL 62837, Monday-Friday during normal office hours. Please be sure to bring originals of birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, and photo IDs for each adult household member.  Also, all adult household members must be present at the time you apply because fingerprinting will be done at the office.


This Housing Authority does not go by a preference system, your application is taken by time and date received.


For more information the office can be reached during normal office hours by calling 618-842-9008.

About The Agency

Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois provides affordable housing for up to 286 low- and moderate-income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs.

303 North 1st Street, Fairfield, IL

(618) 842-9008

Section 8 Application Checklist

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Keep track of everything you need to apply for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher in this printable checklist created by Affordable Housing Online

How large is the Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois?

Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois serves 191 low-income households. The agency manages 73 Housing Choice Vouchers and 195 public housing units.

What are the incomes of residents served by the Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois?

Extremely low-income (ELI) renters, earning less than 30% of Area Median Income (AMI), make up 66 percent of households served by Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois. Very low-income renters earn less than 50% AMI, and are 87 percent of Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois households.

How many Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois residents are employed?

Working adults head 38 households and make up 20 percent of households served by Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois.

How many female-headed renter households are served by the Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois?

There are 133 female-headed renter households living in Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois housing. Households headed by females are 70% of those served by the Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois.

What racial and ethnic groups are found among Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois renters?

Black 11
White 180

How many senior-headed renter households are served by Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois?

There are 85 households headed by seniors served by the Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois. Senior households are 45% of households in Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois housing.

How many households headed by persons with disabilities live in Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois housing?

There are 57 persons with disabilities living in Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois housing. Persons with disabilities are the head of 30% of households served by the Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois.

How does HUD rate the performance of the Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois?

The Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois is rated as a standard performer by HUD.

HUD rates the performance of Public Housing Agencies. The department looks at physical condition of properties, financial condition, management operations, and use of Public Housing Capital Funds for improvements.

Public Housing Communities Managed by Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois

Fairfield High Rise

303 N 1st St, Fairfield, Illinois 62837

payment Subsidized