Jackson County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Murphysboro, Illinois that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 17th, 2019, Jackson County Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.
Jackson County Housing Authority serves Jackson County.
|Public Housing||Open Until Further Notice|
|Jackson County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher||Closed|
How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List
The Jackson County Housing Authority (JCHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least January, 2018, until further notice.
There are two ways to apply during the opening period:
Once the paper application has been completed, it must be:
This waiting list has the following preferences:
For more information, visit the JCHA website.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (618) 684-3183.
Last Updated on 08/09/2019.
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
The Jackson County Housing Authority (JCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from April 15, 2019, until August 31, 2019.There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.
There were two ways to apply during the opening period:
Once the application has been completed, it must be either:
This waiting list had the following preferences: Live, Work, or Attend School in Jackson County, Illinois, Displaced by Natural Disaster, Working/Employed, Working Families, Rent Burdened.
Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, weighed by order of preferences.
For more information, visit the JCHA website.
Last Updated on 08/31/2019.
More information about Jackson County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://jacksoncountyhousingauthority.org/.
Open today from 8:30am to 4:30pm CT.
As of 03/28/2019, Jackson County Housing Authority is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.
As of the most recent VMS report, Jackson County Housing Authority manages 369 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:
|Standard||Tenant Protection||Ported Out|
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$350||$374||$772|
According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 28% having issued approximately 13 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 35 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $11,820 per year. 95% 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, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 54% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 63% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 14% 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.
54% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 51% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.
70% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 68% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Jackson County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 15% 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. 44% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
10% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 50% with 3 or more bedrooms. 32% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.
The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Jackson County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $278 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $397. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $77.
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.