Menard County Housing Authority

117 N 7th St, Petersburg, IL

There are three waiting lists open now offered by Menard County Housing Authority.

Menard County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Waiting ListStatus
Arthur Homes, and Williams Street Townhomes Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Open Now
Lakeside Villas of Carlyle, Near Elderly Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Open Now
Menard County Housing Authority Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Multi-County, Illinois Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Menard County Housing Authority offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Family Self-Sufficiency and Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs in Alexander County, Bond County, Clinton County, Coles County, Crawford County, Douglas County, Fayette County, Jackson County, Jasper County, Livingston County, Macoupin County, Menard County, Monroe County, Moultrie County, Perry County, Pulaski County, Randolph County, Scott County, Wabash County and Casey.

Go to the Illinois Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Illinois Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.

Open Now: Arthur Homes, and Williams Street Townhomes Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Menard County Housing Authority (MCHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Arthur Homes, and Williams Street Townhomes is currently open.

The MCHA is accepting applications for this waiting list from November 21, 2022 at 8:30 am CT, until further notice.

  • Arthur homes is a new construction development in Arthur, Illinois with 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units available.
  • Williams Street Townhomes is a new construction  development in Dwight, Illinois with 2 and 3 bedroom units available.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Applicants who currently live, work or have been hired to work in the county of the development (Clinton, Livingston, or Douglas)
  • Veteran

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

For more information, visit the MCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MCHA on November 21, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Arthur, Carlyle, and Dwight, Illinois.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (217) 632-7723 Option 3.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 11/21/2022.

Open Now: Lakeside Villas of Carlyle, Near Elderly Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Menard County Housing Authority (MCHA) Near Elderly Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Lakeside Villas of Carlyle is currently open.

The MCHA is accepting applications for this waiting list from November 21, 2022 at 8:30 am CT, until further notice.

  • Lakeside Villas of Carlyle is a new construction senior (55+) development in Carlyle, Illinois.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Applicants who currently live, work or have been hired to work in the county of the development (Clinton, Livingston, or Douglas)
  • Veteran

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

For more information, visit the MCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MCHA on November 21, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Carlyle, Illinois.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (217) 632-7723 Option 3.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 11/21/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Menard County Housing Authority (MCHA) waiting list for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least July, 2017, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list may have any of the following preferences:

  • Residency Preference
    A residency preference is given to applicants whose head of household, spouse, or co-head lives, works, or has been hired to work within the covered jurisdiction. Our jurisdiction includes the following counties: • Alexander • Bond • Brown • Clinton • Coles • Crawford • De Witt • Douglas • Edwards • Fayette • Hardin • Jackson • Jasper • Johnson • Lawrence • Livingston • Macoupin • Massac • McDonough • Menard • Monroe • Moultrie • Perry • Pulaski • Randolph • Schuyler • Scott • Wabash • White
  • Residency Preference - Bond County
    A residency preference is given to applicants whose head of household, spouse, or co-head lives, works, or has been hired to work within the covered jurisdiction. Our jurisdiction includes the following counties: • Bond County
  • Residency Preference - Breese Senior Apartments
    A residency preference is given to applicants whose head of household, spouse, or co-head lives, works, or has been hired to work within the covered jurisdiction. Our jurisdiction includes the following counties: • Clinton County
  • Residency Preference - Douglas County
    A residency preference is given to applicants whose head of household, spouse, or co-head lives, works, or has been hired to work within the covered jurisdiction. Our jurisdiction includes the following counties: • Douglas County
  • Residency Preference - Livingston County
    A residency preference is given to applicants whose head of household, spouse, or co-head lives, works, or has been hired to work within the covered jurisdiction. Our jurisdiction includes the following counties: • Livingston County
  • Residency Preference - Macoupin County
    A residency preference is given to applicants whose head of household, spouse, or co-head lives, works, or has been hired to work within the covered jurisdiction. Our jurisdiction includes the following counties: • Macoupin County
  • Residency Preference - McDonough County
    A residency preference is given to applicants whose head of household, spouse, or co-head lives, works, or has been hired to work within the covered jurisdiction. Our jurisdiction includes the following counties: • McDonough County
  • Residency Preference - Scott County
    A residency preference is given to applicants whose head of household, spouse, or co-head lives, works, or has been hired to work within the covered jurisdiction. Our jurisdiction includes the following counties: • Scott County
  • Residency Preference - Pawnee Senior Homes
    A residency preference is given to applicants whose head of household, spouse, or co-head lives, works, or has been hired to work within the covered jurisdiction. Our jurisdiction includes the following counties: • Sangamon County
  • Veterans Preference
    A Veterans preference is available to applicants whose head of household, spouse, or co-head is a veteran or survivor of a veteran who actively served in a branch of the U.S. Armed Services. Persons dishonorably discharged do not qualify for this preference. A Veteran is defined as a person who served in the active military service of the U.S. at least four (4) months. Documentation Required.

For more information, visit the MCHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (217) 632-7723.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 01/26/2021.

Closed: Multi-County, Illinois Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Menard County Housing Authority (MCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from February 15, 2021, until March 1, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • A residency preference will be given to applicants who currently live, work or have been hired to work in any county in our jurisdiction. A Veteran’s preference will also be applied for those who qualify

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the MCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MCHA public notice on January 26, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Alexander, Bond, Clinton, Coles, Crawford, Douglas, Fayette, Jackson, Jasper, Livingston, Macoupin, Massac, Menard, Monroe, Moultrie, Perry, Pulaski, Randolph, Scott, and Wabash County; and the City of Casey, Illinois.

Last Updated on 08/15/2021.

About Menard County Housing Authority

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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Menard County Housing Authority manages 547 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 404 59 18
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $519 $639 $1,290
Monthly Cost $209,588 $37,699 $23,215
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 28% having issued approximately 14 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 8 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 $12,147 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 32% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 60% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

7% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 53% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% 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.

52% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 48% of households with children have a female head of household. 83% of all households were headed by a female.

45% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 21% of all heads of households being Black and 5% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Menard County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% include at least one person with a disability. 34% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 53% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

18% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 41% with 2 bedrooms and 42% with 3 or more bedrooms. 29% 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 Menard County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $296 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $530. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $148.

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 Apartments Operated by Menard County Housing Authority

Petersburg

209 E Sheridan Rd
Petersburg, Illinois

Single - Family Home 614 N 7th St

614 N 7th St
Petersburg, Illinois

Low Income Housing Managed by Menard County Housing Authority

Scott County Homes

North Walnut Street
Winchester, Illinois
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2-3 BR
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