About Logan County Housing Authority

The Logan County Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Lincoln, Illinois.

The Logan County Housing Authority serves Logan County, Lincoln, Mount Pulaski and Atlanta.

Logan County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The Logan County Housing Authority public housing program is now accepting application for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The Housing Authority offers two complexes in Logan County. The senior/disabled apartment complex has 100 units and the family complex has 112 units.

To fill out an application you can pick one up at the Housing Authority office located at 1028 N College St., Lincoln, IL 62656, or have one mailed to you by calling 217-732-7776.

The Housing Authority lists the following preference that may improve your spot on the list as living or working in Logan County.  

For more information please contact the Housing Authority at 217-732-7776.

Summary

  • What: Logan County Housing Authority Public Housing Opening

Last Updated on 09/01/2015.

Logan County Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The Logan County Housing Authority (LCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in July 2015, and prior to that in October 2013. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply in 2015, applicants were required to pick up a pre-application at the LCHA office, or call the office to have one mailed to them.

The LCHA identified one preference: living or working in Logan County.

Qualified applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time of the pre-application submission.

For more information, call the LCHA office at (217) 732-7776.

Last Updated on 08/04/2015.


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

As of March 31st, 2016 the Logan County Housing Authority manages 41 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 41
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $316
Monthly Cost $12,949

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Logan 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 2 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 15 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.9 persons and has a household income of $11,942 per year. 100% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 30% 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 61% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 43% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 32% 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.

39% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 32% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

14% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 11% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Logan County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 29% 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. 71% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

32% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 43% with 2 bedrooms and 25% with 3 or more bedrooms. 25% 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 Logan County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $345 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $419. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $159.



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.


Affordable Apartments near Logan County Housing Authority

2305-2325 Railsplitter
Lincoln Northside Apartments is a 16 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Lincoln.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Lincoln.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
1000 N College St
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Lincoln.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
501 College Ave
Leonard Estates is a 24 unit low income housing apartment community in Lincoln.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance