Peoria Housing Authority

100 S. Richard Pryor Place
Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois 61605

Peoria Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, Mainstream Voucher, Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), Homeownership, and Non-Elderly Disabled (NED) Voucher programs. As of December 5th, 2021, Peoria Housing Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Peoria Housing Authority serves Peoria.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Peoria, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Peoria, Illinois Non-Elderly Disabled (NED) Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Peoria Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Peoria Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Peoria Housing Authority Website: http://www.peoriahousing.org/.

Peoria Housing Authority Phone: (309) 676-8736.

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

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Peoria Housing Authority (PHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from April 15, 2019 at 8:00 am CT, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Pick up an application at the PHA Administrative Office; located at 100 S Richard Pryor Pl, Peoria, IL 61605; from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.
  2. Call (309) 676-8736, Ext. 14079 to request an application by mail.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the HCV Eligibility Clerk in the PHA office at the address above; on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 am until 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm. Applicants will be interviewed by the PHA Eligibility Clerk to review the application for completeness and accuracy. The PHA states that applicants should allow time for an interview when the application is submitted.

The maximum income limits for each household size can be found here.

Required documents can be found here, in the "How to Apply" tab.

This waiting list has the following preferences: 

  • Local Resident: Must be a resident of Peoria County for twelve (12) consecutive months
  • Working: Must have been employed for six (6) consecutive months
  • Disability: Head of Household diagnosed with documented disability
  • Student: Must be able to provide documentation of full-time student status
  • Economic Self-Sufficiency Participant: Must be able to provide documentation of participation in an economic self-sufficiency program
  • Veteran: Head of Household or Spouse is a U.S. veteran

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

For more information, visit the PHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PHA on July 16, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Peoria, Illinois.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (309) 676-8736.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/16/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Peoria, Illinois Non-Elderly Disabled (NED) Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Peoria Housing Authority (PHA) Near Elderly Disabled (NED) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least July, 2021, until further notice.

Please note: According to the PHA, "The NED Program serves the family whose head of household is disabled and under the age of 62."

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Pick up an application at the PHA Administrative Office; located at 100 S Richard Pryor Pl, Peoria, IL 61605; from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.
  2. Call (309) 676-8736, Ext. 14079 to request an application by mail.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the HCV Eligibility Clerk in the PHA office at the address above; on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 am until 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm. Applicants will be interviewed by the PHA Eligibility Clerk to review the application for completeness and accuracy. The PHA states that applicants should allow time for an interview when the application is submitted.

The maximum income limits for each household size can be found here.

Required documents can be found here, in the "How to Apply" tab.

This waiting list has the following preferences: 

  • Local Resident: Must be a resident of Peoria County for twelve (12) consecutive months
  • Working: Must have been employed for six (6) consecutive months
  • Disability: Head of Household diagnosed with documented disability
  • Student: Must be able to provide documentation of full-time student status
  • Economic Self-Sufficiency Participant: Must be able to provide documentation of participation in an economic self-sufficiency program
  • Veteran: Head of Household or Spouse is a U.S. veteran

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

For more information, visit the PHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PHA on July 16, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Peoria, Illinois.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (309) 676-8736.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/16/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Peoria Housing Authority (PHA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least July, 2021, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Pick up an application at the PHA Administrative Office; located at 100 S Richard Pryor Pl, Peoria, IL 61605; from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.
  2. Call (309) 676-8736, Ext. 14079 to request an application by mail.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the Public Housing Eligibility Specialist in the PHA office at the address above; on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. Applicants will be interviewed by the Public Housing Eligibility Specialist to review the application for completeness and accuracy. All adult (18+) household members must be present at the interview. The PHA states that applicants should allow time for an interview when the application is submitted.

The maximum income limits for each household size can be found here.

Required documents can be found here, in the "How to Apply" tab.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the PHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PHA on July 16, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Peoria, Illinois. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (309) 676-8736.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/16/2021.

About Peoria Housing Authority

More information about Peoria Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.peoriahousing.org/.

Representatives of Peoria Housing Authority may be available by phone at (309) 676-8736. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/05/2021, it is not known if Peoria 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 Peoria Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Peoria Housing Authority manages 1,636 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,480 7 18 32 83
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $494 $507 $3,714 $337 $396
Monthly Cost $731,375 $3,551 $66,853 $10,768 $32,839

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Peoria 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 13% having issued approximately 134 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 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 25 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $12,507 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 76% were extremely low income (ELI). 39% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 47% 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, 64% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 11% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

58% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 56% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

84% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 83% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Peoria Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 31% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 89% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

19% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 47% with 3 or more bedrooms. 22% 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 Peoria Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $335 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $541. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $151.



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 Peoria Housing Authority

Taft Homes

210 Eaton St
Peoria, Illinois

Pennsylvania Terrace Sterling Towers Eas

2625 W Reservoir Blvd
Peoria, Illinois

Homeownership Program

3947 W Creighton Ter
Peoria, Illinois

Harrison Homes South

2110 S Oregon St
Peoria, Illinois

Hope VI Phase 2

908 W Millman St
Peoria, Illinois

Hope VI Phase 2

1223 SW Jefferson Ave
Peoria, Illinois

Riverwest South

812 W McBean St
Peoria, Illinois

Harrison Homes South Phase 2

2604 W Krause Ave
Peoria, Illinois

Harrison Homes South Phase 2b

2508 W Krause Ave
Peoria, Illinois