Springfield Housing Authority

This housing agency serves Sangamon County, Illinois.

Waiting List
Closed: Sangamon County, Illinois Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Closed: Sangamon County, Illinois Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Springfield Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting List Learn More

Closed: Sangamon County, Illinois Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental housing assistance in Sangamon County, Illinois.

The Springfield Housing Authority (SHA) last accepted Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications from August 26, 2019, until May 28, 2024. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Local Resident: Residency Preference must be demonstrated by having a permanent physical residence within the jurisdictional area of Sangamon County. Physical residence shall be defined as a domicile with a mailing address, other than a post office box, for which the applicant can produce one or more of the following; a lease or a purchase agreement, utility bills showing the claimed residence address, or two pieces of first class mail addressed to a member of the applicant household at the claimed address.
  • Local Employment: Applicant households in which a member of the household (head, spouse or sole member) is currently employed in Sangamon County for twelve (12) consecutive months or longer. Eligibility for Local Employment Preference must be demonstrated by third party employment verification. Applicants in Sangamon County where the head and spouse, or sole members is age 62 or older, or is a person with disabilities will also be awarded this preference.

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

For more information, visit the SHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the SHA public notice on May 6, 2024.

Closed: Sangamon County, Illinois Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Springfield Housing Authority (SHA) Mainstream (Disabled) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from January until March 5, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the SHA, the Mainstream Voucher Program, "is a rent subsidy program for low and moderate income households WITH a family member(s) who has a disability. This includes those households that are transitioning out of institutional or other segregated setting, or at serious risk of institutionalization, or homeless or at risk of homelessness."

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

This waiting list had 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; Non-Elderly Disabled household member transitioning out of institutional or other segregated setter, or at serious risk of institutionalization, or homeless or at risk of homelessness.

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

For more information, visit the SHA Section 8 page here.

Open Until Further Notice: Springfield Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting List

The Springfield Housing Authority Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least January 7, 2019, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed. There are three ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the application online. Scroll down to the section titled "How do I apply for Public Housing?" and select the "Springfield Housing Authority Application" link.
  2. Pick up an application at at 200 N. 11th Street, Springfield, Illinois; Monday-Friday, 8:30 am until 11:30 am; and 1:00 pm until 4:30 pm CT.
  3. Call (217) 753-5757 to request an application by mail.

Required documents needed when submitting the application can be found here. Scroll down to the section titled "What do I bring to apply?"

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the SHA at the address above on Mondays and Tuesdays only. Mailed applications will not be accepted.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Local residency; Working family; Elderly; Disabled. 

For more information, visit the SHA waiting list page here, and the SHA Public Housing page here.

About The Agency

Springfield Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 2,451 low- and moderate-income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs.

Monday 8:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

200 North 11th Street, Springfield, IL

Visit Website(217) 753-5757

Section 8 Application Checklist

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Keep track of everything you need to apply for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher in this printable checklist created by Affordable Housing Online

How large is the Springfield Housing Authority?

Springfield Housing Authority serves 2,643 low-income households. The agency manages 2,413 Housing Choice Vouchers and 737 public housing units.

What are the incomes of residents served by the Springfield Housing Authority?

Extremely low-income (ELI) renters, earning less than 30% of Area Median Income (AMI), make up 81 percent of households served by Springfield Housing Authority. Very low-income renters earn less than 50% AMI, and are 96 percent of Springfield Housing Authority households.

How many Springfield Housing Authority residents are employed?

Working adults head 845 households and make up 32 percent of households served by Springfield Housing Authority.

How many female-headed renter households are served by the Springfield Housing Authority?

There are 2114 female-headed renter households living in Springfield Housing Authority housing. Households headed by females are 80% of those served by the Springfield Housing Authority.

What racial and ethnic groups are found among Springfield Housing Authority renters?

Black 1,982
White 608
Hispanic 26

How many senior-headed renter households are served by Springfield Housing Authority?

There are 581 households headed by seniors served by the Springfield Housing Authority. Senior households are 22% of households in Springfield Housing Authority housing.

How many households headed by persons with disabilities live in Springfield Housing Authority housing?

There are 581 persons with disabilities living in Springfield Housing Authority housing. Persons with disabilities are the head of 22% of households served by the Springfield Housing Authority.

How does HUD rate the performance of the Springfield Housing Authority?

The Springfield Housing Authority is rated as a standard performer by HUD.

HUD rates the performance of Public Housing Agencies. The department looks at physical condition of properties, financial condition, management operations, and use of Public Housing Capital Funds for improvements.

How often does Springfield Housing Authority open new waiting lists?

Springfield Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waiting list was last opened on August 26, 2019 and closed on May 28, 2024.

Public Housing Communities Managed by Springfield Housing Authority

Hope VI Homeownership Section 5h

413 Meridian St, Springfield, Illinois 62702

payment Subsidized

Genesis Place

1406 E Carpenter St, Springfield, Illinois 62702

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

5 Non - Mixfin P.H. Units at Genesis Place

1205 E Washington St, Springfield, Illinois 62703

payment Subsidized

Hope VI Mixed - Income

411 N 12th St, Springfield, Illinois 62702

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Johnson Park Lincolnwood 1111 Apartments

3 Brandon Dr, Springfield, Illinois 62702

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Johnson Park Lincolnwood 1111 Apartments

2024 Lions Ct, Springfield, Illinois 62703

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

North Park Place

1327 E Reynolds St, Springfield, Illinois 62702

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Bonansinga Sankey Apartments

1151 N 8th St, Springfield, Illinois 62702

payment Subsidized

The Villas at Vinegar Hill

200 North 11th Street, Springfield, Illinois 62703

bed 1-2
payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible