Ogle County Housing Authority

1101 Pines Road
Oregon, Ogle County, Illinois 61061
(815) 732-1301

Open today from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Ogle County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Oregon, Illinois that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 19th, 2019, Ogle County Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Ogle County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Ogle County Housing Authority serves Ogle County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Ogle County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Open Indefinitely
Public Housing Open Indefinitely

Open Ogle County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Ogle County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Ogle County Housing Authority (OCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice. It was last open in February, 2016.

To apply, visit the OCHA office, located at 200 Washington Street, Suite 100, Oregon, IL, from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm CT, Monday-Friday.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be dropped off at the OCHA office located at the address above, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm CT.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Elderly, near-elderly, persons with disabilities, persons who are employed, persons who live or work in the area, veterans, persons displaced by natural disaster, and those persons terminated from assistance due to lack of funding.

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

For more information, visit the OCHA website, or call the office at (815) 732-1301.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (815) 732-1301.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/10/2018.

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

The Ogle County Housing Authority (OCHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, visit the OCHA office, located at 200 Washington Street, Suite 100, Oregon, IL, from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm CT, Monday-Friday.

The following documents are required: Birth certificates, social security cards, all proof of income, proof of custody, bank statements, proof of military record, print out of criminal record.

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

For more information, visit the OCHA website, or call the office at (815) 732-1301.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 8157321301.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/10/2018.

About Ogle County Housing Authority

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

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/03/2018, Ogle County Housing Authority is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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

As of the most recent VMS report, Ogle County Housing Authority manages 141 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 137 4
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $327 $588
Monthly Cost $44,838 $2,350

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Ogle 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 25% having issued approximately 6 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 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 15 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 $15,123 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 38% 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 57% 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, 55% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 14% 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.

49% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 46% of households with children have a female head of household. 88% of all households were headed by a female.

18% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 9% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Ogle County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 24% include at least one person with a disability. 40% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 71% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

20% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 45% with 2 bedrooms and 35% with 3 or more bedrooms. 27% 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 Ogle County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $367 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $509. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $129.



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.