Public Housing Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on August 31st, 2015.

The Springfield Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.  
 
Applications can be obtained in person during office hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00 am until 4:30 pm) at 200 N. 11th Street, Springfield, Illinois, or can be requested to be mailed via telephone (217-753-5757). All applications MUST be submitted in person; mailed applications will NOT be accepted. Applications are ONLY accepted on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and again from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  
 
When submitting an application, the applicant must provide thorough documentation with it in order for the application to be accepted and processed.  This documentation includes the following:
1.      Original certified birth records for all members of the household (photocopies and hospital certificates will not be accepted)
2.      Social Security cards for all members of the household (copies not accepted)
3.      Original photo ID for all household members aged 18 and over (copies not accepted)
4.      Landlord information on residences for the last 24 months, including landlord name and address (will be verified by mail)
5.      Proof of assets (e.g., stocks, bonds, real estate, bank accounts)
6.      Proof of income for all household members (will be verified), including the following:
a.       Employment information for all employed members of the household (five most recent paycheck stubs, employer name, and employer address Â?will be verified by mail)
b.      Documentation or current award letter of benefits received by any household members (pension, Social Security, disability, etc.)
c.       Documentation to verify the amount of any child support received
7.      Other documentation, as applicable:  marriage license, divorce decree, official separation papers, custody papers

For more information please visit the Housing Authority website at www.springfieldhousingauthority.org, or call them at 217-753-5757 during normal office hours Monday-Friday.
 

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  • What: Springfield Housing Authority Public Housing Opening

Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on August 31st, 2015.

The Springfield Housing Authority is currently accepting applications to the wait list for its Public Housing Program.
 
Applications can be obtained in person during office hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00 am until 4:30 pm) at 200 N. 11th Street, Springfield, Illinois, or can be requested to be mailed via telephone (217-753-5757). All applications MUST be submitted in person; mailed applications will NOT be accepted. Applications are ONLY accepted on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and again from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  
 
When submitting an application, the applicant must provide thorough documentation with it in order for the application to be accepted and processed.  This documentation includes the following:
1.      Original certified birth records for all members of the household (photocopies and hospital certificates will not be accepted)
2.      Social Security cards for all members of the household (copies not accepted)
3.      Original photo ID for all household members aged 18 and over (copies not accepted)
4.      Landlord information on residences for the last 24 months, including landlord name and address (will be verified by mail)
5.      Proof of assets (e.g., stocks, bonds, real estate, bank accounts)
6.      Proof of income for all household members (will be verified), including the following:
          a. Employment information for all employed members of the household (five most recent paycheck stubs,                     employer name, and employer address Ã?Â?Ã?Â?will be verified by mail)
          b. Documentation or current award letter of benefits received by any household members (pension, Social             Security, disability, etc.)
c.       Documentation to verify the amount of any child support received
7.      Other documentation, as applicable:  marriage license, divorce decree, official separation papers, custody papers.

For more information please visit the Housing Authority website at www.springfieldhousingauthority.org, or call them at 217-753-5757 during normal office hours Monday-Friday.


 

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  • What: Springfield Housing Authority Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Opening

Springfield Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

This information was last updated on August 31st, 2016.

Please note: The Springfield Housing Authority covers Sangamon County, IL.

The Springfield Housing Authority (SHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list opened on April 11, 2016 at 8:30 am, and is open indefinitely. It was last open from 2011 until 2013.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

To apply during the opening period, complete a pre-application at the SHA office, located at 200 N 11th St., Springfield, IL 62703, from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Thursday. After April 14, 2016, pre-applications will only be accepted on Tuesdays during the hours above.

The following documentation is required when submitting the pre-application: Original certified birth certificate, Social Security Card, and income verification for all members of the household; and photo ID for all adult (18+) members of the household.

The SHA has identified the following preferences: Resident of Sangamon County, IL; employed in Sangamon County for the past 12 months or resident who is unable to work due to disability. More information about each preference can be found on the public notice here.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time of pre-application submission, after sorting preferences.

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 SHA website, or call the office at (217) 753-5757.

Other Waitlist: Closed

This information was last updated on August 31st, 2015.

The Springfield Housing Authority (SHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.  

The SHA offers 881 units throughout Springfield: 407 designated for families, 462 for seniors, 227 for special needs, and 12 for homeownership.
 
There are two ways to apply:

  1. Pick up a pre-application at the SHA in person, located at 200 N. 11th Street, Springfield, IL 62703, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm CT, Monday-Friday
  2. Call the SHA  to have a pre-application mailed to you at (217) 753-5757 from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the SHA at the address above from 8:30 am until 11:00 am; and 1:30 pm until 3:30 pm, on Mondays and Tuesdays. Mailed pre-applications will not be accepted.

The following documentation is required of all members of the household: Original birth certificate, Social Security Card, landlord information, proof of assets, proof of income, employment information, award letter of benefits received (if applicable), child support received (if applicable), marriage license (if applicable), divorce decree (if applicable), official separation documents (if applicable), custody documents (if applicable).

The following documentation is required of all members of the household 18 years old or older: Photo ID.

The SHA has identified the following preferences: Local residency (25 points), working family (50 points), elderly (50 points), disabled (50 points).

For more information, visit the SHA website, or call the office at (217) 753-5757 from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
Sha North 61/100 05/07/2014
North Park Place 72/100 04/15/2014
Sha Towers 51/100 04/14/2014
Sha South 66/100 05/05/2014
Genesis Place 92/100 04/29/2013
Hope Vi Homeowner 80/100 04/30/2013
North Park Place 69/100 05/06/2013
Sha Towers 56/100 05/07/2013
Sha South 54/100 05/29/2013
Sha North 54/100 07/01/2013

Public Housing Operated by Springfield Housing Authority

1151 N 8th St
Bonansinga Sankey Apartments participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
3 Brandon Dr
Johnson Park Lincolnwood 1111 Apartments participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
2024 Lions Ct
Johnson Park Lincolnwood 1111 Apartments participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
1327 E Reynolds St
North Park Place participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
411 N 12th St
Hope VI Mixed - Income participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
413 Meridian St
Hope VI Homeownership Section 5h participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
1406 E Carpenter St
Genesis Place participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
1205 E Washington St
5 Non - Mixfin P.H. Units at Genesis Place participates in the following programs:
Public Housing

Springfield Housing Authority serves the following locations in the state of Illinois:

Affordable Apartments near Springfield Housing Authority

2423 Taylor Ave
Timberlake Estates participates in the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
2101 E Watch Ave
Springfield Cmi Housing participates in the following programs:
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
921 N 6th St
921 N Sixth Street participates in the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit