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Montgomery County Housing Authority

216 Shelbyville Road
Hillsboro, Montgomery County, Illinois 62049

Montgomery County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of September 27th, 2020, Montgomery County Housing Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Montgomery County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Montgomery County Housing Authority serves Montgomery County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Montgomery County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Open Until Further Notice

Open Montgomery County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Montgomery County Housing Authority Website: http://www.montgomeryhousing.org/.

Montgomery County Housing Authority Phone: (217) 532-3672.

COVID-19 Update: Affordable Housing Online has not yet confirmed if the waiting lists are still open. As of April 1, 2020, the Montgomery County Housing Authority website says:

"Due to the updated guidance in regards to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, the Montgomery County Housing Authority office will be closed to the public until further notice. We will be operating the office via phone, fax and email. During that time there will be no routine work orders performed, inspections, or preventive maintenance. If you have an emergency work order contact the office and we will evaluate the request to determine if it is an emergency. If you suspect that you may have COVID-19 please call the office so that we can take the proper measures to safeguard you and our staff by handling proper reporting. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time."

There was no statement on if waiting lists will remain open.

Open Until Further Notice: Montgomery County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Montgomery County Housing Authority (MCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from August 12, 2019 at 8:00 am CT, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the application that is online here. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and select the "Download Application" button.

Once the application has been completed, call the MCHA office at (217) 532-3672, Ext: 221 or 229 to schedule an appointment interview. All adult (18+) members of the household must be present at the interview. Applications will not be accepted by mail.Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the MCHA website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Montgomery County, 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) 532-3672.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/03/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Montgomery County Housing Authority (MCHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least August, 2019, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, open and print the application online here. Select the "Download Application" button.

Once the application has been completed, call the MCHA office at (217) 532-3672, Ext: 221 or 229 to set up an appointment to submit the application. Applicants cannot mail in their pre-application. All adult (18+) members of the household must be present at the interview.

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) 532-3672.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/03/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Montgomery County Housing Authority (MCHA) Low-Income Housing Tax Credit waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least August, 2019, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the application that is online here. Select the "Download Application" button.

Once the application has been completed, call the MCHA office at (217) 532-3672, Ext: 221 or 229 to set up an appointment to submit the application. Applicants cannot mail in their pre-application. All adult (18+) members of the household must be present at the interview.

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) 532-3672.

Last Updated on 04/03/2020.

About Montgomery County Housing Authority

More information about Montgomery County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.montgomeryhousing.org/.

Representatives of Montgomery County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (217) 532-3672. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/27/2020, it is not known if Montgomery 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 Montgomery County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Montgomery County Housing Authority manages 80 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard
Vouchers 80
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $321
Monthly Cost $25,703

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Montgomery 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 7% having issued approximately 12 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 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 1.8 persons and has a household income of $11,821 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 22% 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 74% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 32% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 41% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 4% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

29% of households included children, 11% of which had two adults in the household. 26% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.

13% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 7% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Montgomery County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 24% include at least one person with a disability. 42% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 38% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

24% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 50% with 2 bedrooms and 26% with 3 or more bedrooms. 48% 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 Montgomery County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $279 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $413. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $183.



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 Montgomery County Housing Authority

Kirk Terrace

101 Kirk Ter
Litchfield, Illinois

Golden Oaks

214 N Broad St
Hillsboro, Illinois

Low Income Housing Managed by Montgomery County Housing Authority

Montgomery County Sr Homes

119 Stuart Street
Witt, Illinois
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1-2 BR