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St. Clair County Housing Authority

1790 South 74th Street
Belleville, St Clair County, Illinois 62223

St. Clair County Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of April 10th, 2021, St. Clair County Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

St. Clair County Housing Authority serves St Clair County but does not serve East St Louis.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
St. Clair County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
St. Clair County Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open St. Clair County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

St. Clair County Housing Authority Website: http://www.sccha.org.

St. Clair County Housing Authority Phone: (618) 277-3290.

Open Until Further Notice: St. Clair County, Illinois Housing Choice 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The St. Clair County Housing Authority (SCCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least June, 2018, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the application that is available online here. In the "Programs" tab, go to "HCVP Housing Choice Voucher Program" and then select the "Housing Application" link.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to:

St. Clair County Housing Authority - Application
1790 S. 74th St.
Belleville, IL 62223

This waiting list has the following preferences: 

  • Living or working in the jurisdiction
  • Employed (or a senior citizen, or person with a disability)
  • Unmet housing need
  • Veteran or the survivor of a veteran
  • Law enforcement official or certified teacher
  • Being displaced by government action or a presidentially declared disaster

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

For more information, visit the SCCHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (618) 277-3290, extension 6980; or for TDD 1 (800) 545-1833, extension 933.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/14/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: 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.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The St. Clair County Housing Authority (SCCHA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least November, 2017, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the application that is available online here. In the "Programs" tab, go to "Public Housing" and then select the "Housing Application" link.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to:

St. Clair County Housing Authority - Application
1790 S. 74th St.
Belleville, IL 62223

This waiting list has the following preferences: 

  • Living or working in the jurisdiction
  • Employed (or a senior citizen, or person with a disability)
  • Unmet housing need
  • Veteran or the survivor of a veteran
  • Law enforcement official or certified teacher
  • Being displaced by government action or a presidentially declared disaster

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

For more information, visit the SCCHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (618) 277-3290, extension 6980; or for TDD 1 (800) 545-1833, extension 933.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/14/2020.

About St. Clair County Housing Authority

More information about St. Clair County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.sccha.org.

Representatives of St. Clair County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (618) 277-3290. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:30am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm
Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
HCV Portability Status

As of 04/10/2021, it is not known if St. Clair County 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 St. Clair County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, St. Clair County Housing Authority manages 2,375 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Ported Out
Vouchers 2,274 1 89 11
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $462 $350 $611 $876
Monthly Cost $1,050,528 $350 $54,359 $9,634

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for St. Clair County 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 182 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 55 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 $15,293 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 46% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% 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

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 66% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 14% 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.

59% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 57% of households with children have a female head of household. 89% of all households were headed by a female.

88% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 86% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the St. Clair County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 30% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 73% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

21% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 46% with 3 or more bedrooms. 16% 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 St. Clair County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $407 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $583. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $227.



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 St. Clair County Housing Authority

Mathison Manor James

4701 Bates St
Centreville, Illinois

Belleville

114 S Church St
Belleville, Illinois

Centreville

5933 Mitchell Ln
Centreville, Illinois

Mathison Manor James

6701 Clarita St
Centreville, Illinois

Centreville

4769 Piggott Ave
Centreville, Illinois

Hawthorne Apartments

150 Mousette Ln
Alorton, Illinois

Belleville

412A Fullerton Rd
Swansea, Illinois

Washington Park

111 E Randle St
Lebanon, Illinois

Low Income Housing Managed by St. Clair County Housing Authority

Lincoln Park Villas

1159 South Lincoln Avenue
O'Fallon, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+