Madison County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Collinsville, Illinois that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.
Madison County Housing Authority serves Madison County.
|Madison County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher||Closed|
|Senior and Disabled Public Housing||Closed|
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
The Madison County Housing Authority (MCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists are currently closed. The HCV waiting list was last open for one month from June 2016 until July 2016; and before that in May 2015, and in 2011.
Please note: These waiting lists have preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.
There were four ways to apply during the opening period:
Once the application was completed, it must have been:
Mailed applications must have been postmarked by July 20, 2016.
These waiting list have the following preferences: Resident, veteran, disabled, working, education/job training, nursing home resident, involuntarily displaced, disabled veteran, graduate of Transitional Housing Program, need for Onsite Support Services for Seriously Mentally Ill. Further explanation of each preference can be found online here.
Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.
Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.
For more information, visit the MCHA website, or call the office at (618) 345-5142.
Last Updated on 06/14/2017.
How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List
Last Updated on 07/20/2016.
How To Apply to the Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting ListThe Madison County Housing Authority (MCHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list waiting list applications at this time. This waiting list was last open for one month from June 2016 until July 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.
Last Updated on 07/20/2016.
More information about Madison County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://mchail.org/. Representatives of Madison County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (618) 345-5142. Unless otherwise noted applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
As of 09/17/2019, it is not known if Madison County Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.
As of the most recent VMS report, Madison County Housing Authority manages 925 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:
|Standard||Family Unification||Tenant Protection||Ported Out|
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$525||$617||$525||$708|
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 34 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 24 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $14,470 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 46% 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 49% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 63% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 12% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.
58% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 57% of households with children have a female head of household. 89% of all households were headed by a female.
75% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 74% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Madison County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% include at least one person with a disability. 33% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 72% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
16% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 48% with 2 bedrooms and 36% with 3 or more bedrooms. 23% 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 Madison County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $353 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $593. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $207.
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.