About Jersey County Housing Authority

The Jersey County Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Jerseyville, Illinois.

The Jersey County Housing Authority serves Jersey County, Jerseyville and Brighton.

Jersey County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Jersey County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Jersey County Housing Authority (JCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

To apply, pick up a pre-application at the JCHA office, located at 505 Horn Drive, Jerseyville, IL 62052, during normal office hours.

Once the pre-application has been completed, call the JCHA office at (618) 498-9516 to schedule an appointment. Appointments are only scheduled on Wednesdays.

The following preferences have been identified: Families with children; elderly; disabled; live, work or have immediate family living in the area.

For more information, call the JCHA office at (618) 498-9516.

Last Updated on 07/14/2017.

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Jersey County Housing Authority public housing program is currently accepting waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The Housing Authority has a total of 5 apartment communities located throughout Jersey County.

The only way to  obtain an application is to  stop by their office located at 505 Horn Dr., Jerseyville, IL 62052 to pick one up.

Once the application has been completed you must call the Housing Authority during normal office hours to schedule an appointment at 618-498-9516.  They only schedule appointments on Wednesday's.

The Housing Authority lists the following preferences that may improve your spot on the waiting list as: families with children, and elderly/disabled individuals.

For more information please call the Housing Authority at 618-498-9516.

Last Updated on 11/02/2015.


About the Jersey County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Jersey County Housing Authority manages 156 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 156
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $354
Monthly Cost $55,263

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Jersey County Housing Authority

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 31% having issued approximately 5 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 9 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $11,567 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 81% were extremely low income (ELI). 31% 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 63% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

13% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 50% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 13% 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.

51% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 49% of households with children have a female head of household. 84% of all households were headed by a female.

0% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with -1% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Jersey County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 43% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 33% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

19% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 61% with 2 bedrooms and 20% with 3 or more bedrooms. 28% 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 Jersey County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $266 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $508. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $126.



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.