About Montgomery County Housing Authority

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

The Montgomery County Housing Authority serves the state of Illinois.

Montgomery County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The Montgomery Housing Authority is now accepting public housing applications for families and elderly/disabled individuals.

This Housing Authority offers 7 apartments complexes dedicated to the senior/disabled, and 5 apartment complexes for families located throughout Montgomery County.

To apply, please visit their website at www.montgomeryhousing.org to download an application.  Do not mail completed applications. You must call the Housing Authority at 217-532-3672 ext. 221 or 229 to schedule an interview. 

Summary

  • What: Montgomery County Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • Mail Application
    • In Person Application

Last Updated on 07/21/2015.

Christian County, Illinois Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

Please note: The Montgomery County Housing Authority (MCHA) manages individual waiting lists for the Counties of Christian and Montgomery, IL. Please view waiting list information for each county below.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the MCHA website, or call the office at (217) 532-3672.

The Christian County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list opened on January 3, 2017 at 8:00 am CT, and is open indefinitely. It was last open in 2014.

There are two ways to apply

  1. Call the MCHA at (217) 532-3672 to request an application be mailed to you.
  2. Pick up an application at the MCHA office, located at 216 Shelbyville Rd, Hillsboro, IL 62049.
Once the application has been completed, call the MCHA at (217) 532-3672 to set up an appointment.

There are no preferences.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

The Montgomery County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in August 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the online pre-application.
  2. Call the MCHA office to have a pre-application mailed to you.
Once the pre-application was completed, applicants must have called the MCHA office to set up an appointment. Applicants could not mail in their pre-application. All adult (18+) members of the household must be present at the interview.

Last Updated on 01/03/2017.


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

As of March 31st, 2016 the 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:

Standard
Vouchers 80
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $319
Monthly Cost $25,541

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 Operated by Montgomery County Housing Authority

101 Kirk Ter
Kirk Terrace is a 203 unit low income housing apartment community in Litchfield.
214 N Broad St
Golden Oaks is a 32 unit low income housing apartment community in Hillsboro.
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