Menard County Housing Authority

101 W Sheridan Road
Petersburg, Menard County, Illinois 62675

Menard County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Petersburg, Illinois that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 16th, 2019, Menard County Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Menard County Housing Authority serves Menard County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Menard County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed

Open Menard County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Menard County Housing Authority (MCHA) is currently accepting Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list pre-applications.

To apply, download and print the pre-application online for a property with an open waiting list.

For more information, visit the MCHA website, or call the office at (217) 632-7723.

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 07/14/2017.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Menard County Housing Authority is accepting public housing pre-applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.


The Housing Authority offers 154 apartment units for families and seniors, located in Petersburg and Athens, Illinois.


To apply for housing go to their website at www.menardcha.org and download, print, and complete the application.


Once the application has been completed you can mail it to the Housing Authority located at 101 W. Sheridan Rd., P.O. Box 168, Petersburg, IL 62675.


For more information you can call the Housing Authority at 217-632-7723 or visit their website at www.menardcha.org

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.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

Other Menard County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Menard County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 07/14/2017.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Menard County Housing Authority is accepting public housing pre-applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.


The Housing Authority offers 154 apartment units for families and seniors, located in Petersburg and Athens, Illinois.


For more information you can call the Housing Authority at 217-632-7723 or visit their website at www.menardcha.org.The Menard County Housing Authority is accepting public housing pre-applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.


The Housing Authority offers 154 apartment units for families and seniors, located in Petersburg and Athens, Illinois.


To apply for housing go to their website at www.menardcha.org and download, print, and complete the application.


Once the application has been completed you can mail it to the Housing Authority located at 101 W. Sheridan Rd., P.O. Box 168, Petersburg, IL 62675.


For more information you can call the Housing Authority at 217-632-7723 or visit their website at www.menardcha.org

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

About Menard County Housing Authority

More information about Menard County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://menardcha.org/.

Representatives of Menard County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (217) 632-7723. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/16/2019, it is not known if Menard 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.


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Menard County Housing Authority manages 473 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 321 74 15
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $435 $649 $1,163
Monthly Cost $139,531 $48,017 $17,439

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Menard 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 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 Operated by Menard County Housing Authority

Petersburg

209 E Sheridan Rd
Petersburg, IL

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614 N 7th St
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