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Maywood Housing Authority

801 South 5th Avenue
Maywood, Cook County, Illinois
(708) 345-7315

Program Details

Maywood Housing Authority is a Section 8 Agency in Maywood, Illinois.

Maywood Housing Authority serves Maywood.

Maywood Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Maywood, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Maywood Housing Authority (MHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for four days in May 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: In May 2018, there have been several social media alerts posted about this waiting list opening, but the news being shared is about the 2017 opening. There is no notice that the waiting list is reopening in 2018.

Maywood, IL is about 10 miles west of Chicago, IL.

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

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, call the MHA at (708) 345-7350.

Last Updated on 05/02/2018.

About Maywood Housing Authority

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/25/2018, it is not known if Maywood Housing Authority is accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Maywood Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Maywood Housing Authority manages 420 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

StandardPorted Out
Vouchers38535
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$746$1,139
Monthly Cost$287,259$39,878

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Maywood 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 13% having issued approximately 31 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 87 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $15,358 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 51% 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.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 62% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% 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.

59% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 58% of households with children have a female head of household. 92% of all households were headed by a female.

99% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 96% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Maywood Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 25% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 78% 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, 41% with 2 bedrooms and 48% with 3 or more bedrooms. 22% 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 Maywood Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $380 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $816. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $90.



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.