Jo Daviess County Housing Authority

347 Franklin Street
Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois 61036

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

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Jo Daviess County Housing Authority serves Jo Daviess County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Jo Daviess County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Jo Daviess County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Jo Daviess County Housing Authority (JDCHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications, since at least April, 2019, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the JDCHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (815) 777-0782.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/02/2019.

Other Jo Daviess County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Jo Daviess County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Jo Daviess County Housing Authority (JDCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in April, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: The Elderly, Persons with Disabilities, Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally and Working/Employed.

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 JDCHA website.

Last Updated on 04/24/2019.

About Jo Daviess County Housing Authority

More information about Jo Daviess County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://jdcha.org/.

Representatives of Jo Daviess County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (815) 777-0782. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Open today from 8:00am to 12:00pm CT.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-12:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-12:00pm
Friday 8:00am-12:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 09/06/2018, Jo Daviess 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.


About the Jo Daviess County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Jo Daviess County Housing Authority manages 20 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 18 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $382 $913
Monthly Cost $6,868 $1,825

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Jo Daviess 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 27% having issued approximately 1 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 7 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $9,942 per year. 100% of households were very low income (VLI) and 88% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% 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 62% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 38% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 35% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 23% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 4% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

37% of households included children, -1% of which had two adults in the household. 38% of households with children have a female head of household. 85% of all households were headed by a female.

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

Of all households participating in the Jo Daviess County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 27% include at least one person with a disability. 40% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 67% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

35% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 35% with 3 or more bedrooms. 31% 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 Jo Daviess County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $245 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $431. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $152.



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 Operated by Jo Daviess County Housing Authority

Gearview Hgts Mccoy Manor

341 Franklin St
Galena, IL
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