Morgan County Housing Authority

301 W Beecher Avenue
Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois 62650
(217) 243-3338

Morgan County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Jacksonville, Illinois that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Morgan County Housing Authority serves Morgan County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Closed

Other Morgan County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

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

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

About Morgan County Housing Authority

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/22/2019, it is not known if Morgan 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 Morgan County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Morgan County Housing Authority manages 163 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Ported Out
Vouchers 155 4 4
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $341 $247 $1,108
Monthly Cost $52,828 $988 $4,430

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Morgan 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 30% having issued approximately 5 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 3 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 28 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $11,373 per year. 100% of households were very low income (VLI) and 73% were extremely low income (ELI). 35% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 61% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

10% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 48% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% 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.

47% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 44% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

24% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 23% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Morgan County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 29% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 49% 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, 44% with 2 bedrooms and 38% with 3 or more bedrooms. 31% 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 Morgan County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $285 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $437. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $127.



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 Morgan County Housing Authority

Beecher High Rise Cottages

301 W Beecher Ave
Jacksonville, IL

Turner High Rise Scattered Midd Sites

800 Hoagland Blvd
Jacksonville, IL

Beecher Plaza Vas Homes

101 Walnut Ct
Jacksonville, IL
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