Quincy Housing Authority

540 Harrison Street
Quincy, Adams County, Illinois
(217) 222-0720

Program Details

Quincy Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Agency in Quincy, Illinois.

Quincy Housing Authority serves Quincy.

Quincy Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Quincy County Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing applictaions for families and elderly/disabled individuals.


This Housing Authority offers two apartment complexes dedicated to the elderly/disabled individuals and two apartment complexes dedicated to families, located throughout Quincy County.


To apply for public housing, visit their office located at 540 Harrison St., Quincy, IL 62301, or have an application mailed to you by calling the office during normal business hours 217-222-0720.


Once the application has been completed you must hand deliver it to the above address to complete the application process. Be sure to have birth certificates, social security cards, and photo IDs for all adults on the application.  All adults must be present at the office when dropping off the application.


For more information please call the Housing Authority office Monday-Friday during normal business hours at 217-222-0720.


After applying, learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

Quincy Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Quincy Housing Authority (QHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two days in May 2016, and prior to that for one day in April 2015.


Quincy, IL is about 275 miles southwest of Chicago, IL.



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


It is not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list.


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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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, call the QHA office at (217) 222-0720.

Last Updated on 05/11/2016.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The Quincy County Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing applictaions for families and elderly/disabled individuals.


This Housing Authority offers two apartment communities dedicated to the elderly/disabled individuals and two apartment communities dedicated to families, located throughout Quincy County.



The Quincy County Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing applictaions for families and elderly/disabled individuals.


This Housing Authority offers two apartment complexes dedicated to the elderly/disabled individuals and two apartment complexes dedicated to families, located throughout Quincy County.


To apply for public housing, visit their office located at 540 Harrison St., Quincy, IL 62301, or have an application mailed to you by calling the office during normal business hours 217-222-0720.


Once the application has been completed you must hand deliver it to the above address to complete the application process. Be sure to have birth certificates, social security cards, and photo IDs for all adults on the application.  All adults must be present at the office when dropping off the application.


For more information please call the Housing Authority office Monday-Friday during normal business hours at 217-222-0720.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

About Quincy Housing Authority

HCV Portability Status

As of 06/23/2018, it is not known if Quincy Housing Authority is accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Quincy Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Quincy Housing Authority manages 121 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

StandardPorted Out
Vouchers1201
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$482$605
Monthly Cost$57,794$605

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Quincy 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 26% having issued approximately 8 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 6 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $10,691 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 36% 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 49% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

9% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 54% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% 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.

56% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 53% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

58% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 56% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Quincy Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 16% include at least one person with a disability. 27% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 65% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

29% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 35% with 3 or more bedrooms. 15% 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 Quincy Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $268 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $687. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $130.



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.


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