Mason County Housing Authority
Mason County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Havana, Illinois that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of November 20th, 2019, Mason County Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.
Mason County Housing Authority serves Mason County.
Waiting List Statuses
| Public Housing
||Open Until Further Notice
Open Mason County Housing Authority Waiting Lists
Open Until Further Notice:
Public Housing Waiting List
How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List
The Mason County Housing Authority (MCHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.
There are two ways to apply:
- Pick up an application at the MCHA office, located at 201 E. Hurst St, Havana, IL 62644.
- Call (309) 210-0111 to request an application by mail.
Once the application is completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the above address.
For more information, contact the Mason County Housing Authority.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (309) 210-0111.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 03/19/2019.
About Mason County Housing Authority
Representatives of Mason County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (309) 210-0111. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the Mason County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the most recent VMS report, Mason County Housing Authority manages 96 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Mason 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 23% having issued approximately 4 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 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.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $9,200 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 85% were extremely low income (ELI). 32% 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 67% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
Heads of Household Characteristics
2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 63% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 18% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 16% 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.
47% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 42% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% 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 Mason County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% include at least one person with a disability. 27% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 87% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
Bedroom Size and Overhousing
11% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 42% with 2 bedrooms and 47% with 3 or more bedrooms. 43% 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 Mason County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $254 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $493. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $116.
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 Mason County Housing Authority
201 E Hurst St