About St. Clair County Housing Authority

The St. Clair County Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Belleville, Illinois.

The St. Clair County Housing Authority serves St Clair County.

St. Clair County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

St. Clair County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The St. Clair County Housing Authority (SCCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

 

To apply, download and print the pre-application online here.

 

Once the pre-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

 

The following preferences have been identified: Live, work, or are a student in St. Clair County, unmet housing need, veteran, law enforcement, teacher. 

 

Applicants will receive a confirmation number upon submitting the pre-application. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

 

The approximate wait time to receive a voucher is 3-5 years.

 

For more information, visit the SCCHA website, or call the office at (618) 277-3290.

Last Updated on 07/14/2017.

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The St. Clair County Housing Authority is accepting public housing applications for families and senior/disabled individuals. 

This Housing Authority has 18 complexes for public housing mixed with family and elderly/disabled tenants.

To obtain an application you can printt one off of their website at www.sccha.org. You can either hand deliver or mail the application to the Housing Authority to SCCHA Application 1790 S. 74th St., Belleville, IL 62223.

the Housing Authority lists the following preferences that may improve your spot on the waiting list:

1. Jurisdictional Preference 10 points

2. Employment/Educational 2 points

3. Unmet housng need 1 point

4. Veteran preference 1 point

5. Law enforcement/Teacher 6 points

For more information you can visit the website for more information at www.sccha.org or call the housing authority at 618-277-3290.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The St. Clair County Housing Authority is accepting public housing applications for families and senior/disabled individuals. 

This Housing Authority has 18 complexes for public housing mixed with family and elderly/disabled tenants.
The St. Clair County Housing Authority is accepting public housing applications for families and senior/disabled individuals. 

This Housing Authority has 18 complexes for public housing mixed with family and elderly/disabled tenants.

To obtain an application you can printt one off of their website at www.sccha.org. You can either hand deliver or mail the application to the Housing Authority to SCCHA Application 1790 S. 74th St., Belleville, IL 62223.

the Housing Authority lists the following preferences that may improve your spot on the waiting list:

1. Jurisdictional Preference 10 points

2. Employment/Educational 2 points

3. Unmet housng need 1 point

4. Veteran preference 1 point

5. Law enforcement/Teacher 6 points

For more information you can visit the website for more information at www.sccha.org or call the housing authority at 618-277-3290.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

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


About the St. Clair County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, St. Clair County Housing Authority manages 2,330 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 2,194 2 84 44 6
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $478 $207 $684 $563 $968
Monthly Cost $1,049,156 $413 $57,471 $24,792 $5,808

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 Operated by St. Clair County Housing Authority

4701 Bates St
Centreville, Illinois
Mathison Manor James is a 91 unit low income housing apartment community in Centreville.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
114 S Church St
Belleville, Illinois
Belleville is a 86 unit low income housing apartment community in Belleville.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
5933 Mitchell Ln
Centreville, Illinois
Centreville is a 110 unit low income housing apartment community in Centreville.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
6701 Clarita St
Centreville, Illinois
Mathison Manor James is a 103 unit low income housing apartment community in Centreville.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
4769 Piggott Ave
Centreville, Illinois
Centreville is a 134 unit low income housing apartment community in Centreville.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing