The Housing Authority of Henry County

125 N Chestnut Street
Kewanee, Henry County, Illinois
(309) 852-2801

The Housing Authority of Henry County is a public housing agency in Kewanee, Illinois. As of October 16th, 2018, The Housing Authority of Henry County has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Henry and Stark County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Family Developments Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Elderly/Disabled Developments Waiting List is open indefinitely.

The Housing Authority of Henry County serves Henry County and Stark County.

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About The Housing Authority of Henry County

More information about The Housing Authority of Henry County can be found on its website at http://www.henrycountyhousing.us.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/18/2018, The Housing Authority of Henry County is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the The Housing Authority of Henry County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, The Housing Authority of Henry County manages 146 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 143 3
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $383 $900
Monthly Cost $54,824 $2,701

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for The Housing Authority of Henry County

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 10% having issued approximately 15 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 29 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $13,335 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 34% 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 59% 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, 53% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 27% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

47% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 46% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

32% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 26% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the The Housing Authority of Henry County Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% 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. 48% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

41% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 26% with 3 or more bedrooms. 8% 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 The Housing Authority of Henry County voucher holders in 2016 was $298 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $459. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $150.



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 The Housing Authority of Henry County

100 Fairview Junction
Kewanee, Illinois
Fairview Apartments is a 175 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-4 bedroom apartments for rent in Kewanee. Rents at Fairview Apartments are Income Based.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Income Based
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700 E 2nd St
Kewanee, Illinois
Scattered Sites is a 238 unit low income housing apartment community in Kewanee.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Income Based
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921 Cypress Dr
Colona, Illinois
One Rhf Home 921 Cypress Dr is a 1 unit low income housing apartment community in Colona.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Income Based
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