About Mason County Housing Authority

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

The Mason County Housing Authority serves Mason County, Havana, Mason City and Manito.

Mason County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The Mason County Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing applications for families and elderly/disabled individuals.

The waiting list for public housing is approximately six months.

To apply for public housing, visit their office located at 201 E. Hurst St., Havana, IL 62644, or have an application mailed to you by calling the office 309-543-4515.

Completed applications can be mailed or hand delivered to the above address.  

The Housing Authority can be reached at 309-543-4515 for any questions you may have.

Summary

  • What: Mason County Housing Authority Public Housing Opening

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The Mason County Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing applications for families and elderly/disabled individuals.

The waiting list for public housing is approximately six months.

To apply for public housing, visit their office located at 201 E. Hurst St., Havana, IL 62644, or have an application mailed to you by calling the office 309-543-4515.

Completed applications can be mailed or hand delivered to the above address.  

The Housing Authority can be reached at 309-543-4515 for any questions you may have.
The Mason County Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing applications for families and elderly/disabled individuals.

The waiting list for public housing is approximately six months.

To apply for public housing, visit their office located at 201 E. Hurst St., Havana, IL 62644, or have an application mailed to you by calling the office 309-543-4515.

Completed applications can be mailed or hand delivered to the above address.  

The Housing Authority can be reached at 309-543-4515 for any questions you may have.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.


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

As of March 31st, 2016 the Mason County Housing Authority manages 93 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 93
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $368
Monthly Cost $34,269

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.

Income Characteristics

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.


Affordable Apartments near Mason County Housing Authority

701 E Timothy Ter
Timothy Terrace Apartments is a 24 unit low income housing apartment community in Havana.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Section 515 Rural Rental Housing Project Based Rental Assistance
201 E Hurst St
Mason County Housing Athy is a 50 unit low income housing apartment community in Havana.
225 E Meadow Lawn St
Old Manito H. S Rehab is a 17 unit low income housing apartment community in Manito.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Manito.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit