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 that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs. As of December 14th, 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.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Henry and Stark County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Open Indefinitely
Family Developments Other Open Indefinitely
Elderly/Disabled Developments Other Open Indefinitely

Open The Housing Authority of Henry County Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Henry and Stark County, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Henry County (HAHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from September 18, 2018 at 8:30 am CT, until further notice. It was last open in June, 2016.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the application online here.
  2. Pick up an application at the HAHAC administration office, located at 125 N. Chestnut St, Kewanee, IL 61443, from 8:00 pm until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Once the application has been completed, it must be:

  1. Dropped off the application at the HAHAC administration office, located at 125 N. Chestnut St, Kewanee, IL 61443, from 8:00 pm until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.
  2. Mailed to:

Housing Authority of Henry County
HCV Dept.
125 N. Chestnut St.
Kewanee, IL 61443

This waiting list has the following preferences: Terminated from HCV program due to lack of funding; Live, work or hired to work in Henry or Stark County; Working in Henry or Stark County for 20+ hours; Victims of Domestic Violence.

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

For more information, read the HAHC public notice, visit the HAHC website, or call the office at (309) 852-2801.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (309) 852-2801.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 11/18/2018.

Open Indefinitely: Family Developments Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Henry County (HAHC) Family Developments waiting list is currently open until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, visit the HAHC web page here, select the link for a community, and download and print the application by selecting the "Download Application" link.

For more information, visit the HAHC website, or call the office at (309) 852-2801.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (309) 852-2801.

Last Updated on 09/24/2018.

Open Indefinitely: Elderly/Disabled Developments Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Henry County (HAHC) Elderly/Disabled Developments waiting list is currently open until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, visit the HAHC web page here, select the link for a community, and download and print the application by selecting the "Download Application" link.

For more information, visit the HAHC website, or call the office at (309) 852-2801.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (309) 852-2801.

Last Updated on 09/24/2018.

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 137 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 135 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $373 $366
Monthly Cost $50,353 $731

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.


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