Rock Island Housing Authority

227 21st Street, Rock Island, IL

There are seven waiting lists open now offered by Rock Island Housing Authority.

Rock Island Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Waiting ListStatus
Lynden Lane Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Spencer Towers Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
3rd & 11th Townhomes Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Lincoln Residences Open Until Further Notice
Two Rivers Point Open Until Further Notice
Cascade Garden Open Until Further Notice
Lynden Lane Tax Credit Open Until Further Notice
Rock Island, Illinois Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Closed
2-4 Bedroom Public Housing Closed
Lincoln Residences Closed

Rock Island Housing Authority offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs in Rock Island.

Go to the Illinois Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Illinois Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.

Open Until Further Notice: Lynden Lane Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Rock Island Housing Authority (RIHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom apartments at Lynden Lane is currently open.

The RIHA is accepting applications for this waiting list as of December, 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the Community Home Partners website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Community Home Partners application portal on December 6, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Rock Island, 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) 788-0825.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 03/08/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Spencer Towers Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Rock Island Housing Authority (RIHA) Public Housing waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Spencer Towers is currently open.

The RIHA is accepting applications for this waiting list as of December, 2021, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Print the paper application available here.

Once the application has been completed, it must be retuned to the RIHA office, located at 227 21st Street Rock Island, IL 61201. RIHA will not accept applications via fax or email.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Veterans of the US Armed Forces
  • Working Family

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

For more information, visit the Lincoln Home Partners website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Lincoln Home Partners public notice on December 6, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Rock Island, 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) 788-0825.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/08/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: 3rd & 11th Townhomes Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Rock Island Housing Authority (RIHA) Public Housing waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at 3rd & 11th Townhomes is currently open.

The RIHA is accepting applications for this waiting list as of December, 2021, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Print the paper application available here.

Once the application has been completed, it must be retuned to the RIHA office, located at 227 21st Street Rock Island, IL 61201. RIHA will not accept applications via fax or email.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Veterans of the US Armed Forces
  • Working Family

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

For more information, visit the Community Home Partners website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Community Home Partners application portal on December 6, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Rock Island, 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) 788-0825.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/08/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Lincoln Residences Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Rock Island Housing Authority (RIHA) waiting list for 3 and 4-Bedroom apartments at Lincoln Residences is currently open.

The RIHA is accepting applications for this waiting list as of December, 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the Community Home Partners website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Community Home Partners application portal on December 6, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other rental assistance in Rock Island, 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) 429-1908.

Last Updated on 12/06/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Two Rivers Point Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Rock Island Housing Authority (RIHA) waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at Two Rivers Point is currently open.

The RIHA is accepting applications for this waiting list as of December, 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the Community Home Partners website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Community Home Partners application portal on December 6, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other rental assistance in Rock Island, 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) 788-0825.

Last Updated on 12/06/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Cascade Garden Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Rock Island Housing Authority (RIHA) waiting list for 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Cascade Garden is currently open.

The RIHA is accepting applications for this waiting list as of December, 2021, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Print the paper application available here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the Community Home Partners website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Community Home Partners application portal on December 6, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other rental assistance in Rock Island, 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) 788-0825.

Last Updated on 12/07/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Lynden Lane Tax Credit Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Rock Island Housing Authority (RIHA) Tax Credit waiting list for 3-Bedroom apartments at Lynden Lane is currently open.

The RIHA is accepting applications for this waiting list as of December, 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the Community Home Partners website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Community Home Partners application portal on December 6, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other rental assistance in Rock Island, 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) 788-0825.

Last Updated on 12/07/2021.

Closed: Rock Island, Illinois Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Rock Island Housing Authority (RIHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for three days in April, 2019. There is no notice when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live or Work in Rock Island, Veterans, Working/Employed, or Victims of Domestic Violence.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

For more information, contact the Rock Island Housing Authority.

Last Updated on 08/23/2019.

Closed: 2-4 Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

The Rock Island Housing Authority (RIHA) 2, 3, and 4 Bedroom Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in November, 2018.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the application at the RIHA office.
  2. Pick up the application at the RIHA office. 

Once the paper application has been completed, it must have been:

  1. Mailed to RIHA.
  2. Dropped off at the RIHA office.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live, Work, or Attend School Locally, Working/Employed, Veterans, Victims of Domestic Violence.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, contact the Rock Island Housing Authority.

Last Updated on 08/23/2019.

Closed: Lincoln Residences Waiting List

The Rock Island Housing Authority (RIHA) waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at Lincoln Residences is closed.

The RIHA last accepted applications for this waiting list until December, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the Community Home Partners website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Community Home Partners application portal on December 6, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other rental assistance in Rock Island, Illinois.

Last Updated on 12/06/2021.

About Rock Island Housing Authority

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:30am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program

More information about the RIHA Housing Choice Voucher Program can be found here.

Public Housing Program

More information about the RIHA Public Housing Program can be found here.

About the Rock Island Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Rock Island Housing Authority manages 434 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Ported Out
Vouchers 292 2 13 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $561 $199 $585 $221
Monthly Cost $163,712 $398 $7,609 $442
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 19% having issued approximately 14 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 9 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.9 persons and has a household income of $12,690 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 44% 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 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, 72% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 15% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 10% 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.

66% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 63% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

70% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 67% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Rock Island Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 13% include at least one person with a disability. 22% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 62% 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, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 49% with 3 or more bedrooms. 12% 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 Rock Island Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $299 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $605. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $121.

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 Rock Island Housing Authority

Sunset Heights

3130 9th St
Rock Island, Illinois

Spencer Towers

111 20th St
Rock Island, Illinois

Rockisland Manor

2703 7th St
Rock Island, Illinois

Cascade Garden

655 Cascade Garden Dr
Rock Island, Illinois

Lynden Lane

655 Cascade Garden Drive
Rock Island, Illinois

3rd & 11th Townhomes

1020 3rd Ave
Rock Island, Illinois

Low Income Housing Managed by Rock Island Housing Authority

Lincoln Residences

809 6th Avenue
Rock Island, Illinois
Family & Senior
Affordable