About Ogle County Housing Authority

The Ogle County Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Oregon, Illinois.

The Ogle County Housing Authority serves Ogle County, Byron and Oregon.

Ogle County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Ogle County Housing Authority is now accepting waiting list applications for public housing from people with families or anyone over the age of 62 and/or disabled.   
 
To  fill out an application please go to the Housing Authority Office located at:  200 Washington Street, Suite 100, Oregon, IL between the hours of 8:30-3:30 Monday-Friday.
 
The Housing Authority lists had no listing of  preferences.

Please be sure when you bring your completed application to the Housing Authority to bring original documents of birth certificates, social security cards, all proof of income, proof of custody, bank statements, proof of military record, If you have a criminal record please bring in a print out.  A full list of everything to bring is on the website at: http://oglecountyhousing.org/how%20to%20apply.html

If you have any questions or problems filling out the application please call (815) 732-1301.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

Ogle County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Ogle County Housing Authority (OCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in January 2016.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete an application at the OCHA office.

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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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 OCHA website, or call the office at (815) 732-1301.

Last Updated on 12/08/2016.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The Ogle County Housing Authority is now accepting waiting list applications for public housing from people with families or anyone over the age of 62 and/or disabled.   
 
The Housing Authority lists had no listing of  preferences.

The Ogle County Housing Authority is now accepting waiting list applications for public housing from people with families or anyone over the age of 62 and/or disabled.   
 
To  fill out an application please go to the Housing Authority Office located at:  200 Washington Street, Suite 100, Oregon, IL between the hours of 8:30-3:30 Monday-Friday.
 
The Housing Authority lists had no listing of  preferences.

Please be sure when you bring your completed application to the Housing Authority to bring original documents of birth certificates, social security cards, all proof of income, proof of custody, bank statements, proof of military record, If you have a criminal record please bring in a print out.  A full list of everything to bring is on the website at: http://oglecountyhousing.org/how%20to%20apply.html

If you have any questions or problems filling out the application please call (815) 732-1301.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Ogle County Housing Authority manages 134 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 130 1 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $360 $222 $583
Monthly Cost $46,746 $222 $1,166

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.