Williamson County Housing Authority

300 Hickory Street, Carterville, IL

Williamson County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

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Williamson County, Illinois Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Williamson County Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

There are two waiting lists open now offered by Williamson County Housing Authority.

Williamson County Housing Authority offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs in Williamson County.

Open Until Further Notice: Williamson County, Illinois Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Williamson County Housing Authority (WCHA) is accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications from March 14, 2023, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Pick up an application from the WCHA office, located at 300 Hickory, Carterville, IL 62918.
  2. Print the paper application.

Once the paper application is completed, it must be either:

  1. Dropped off at the WCHA office, address mentioned above.
  2. Mailed to the Williamson County Housing Authority, 300 Hickory, PO Box 45, Carterville, IL  62918.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not yet known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the WCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the WCHA Housing Choice Voucher Page on March 1, 2023.

Service Area

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

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (618) 985-2422.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/14/2023.

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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Williamson County Housing Authority (WCHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

More information will be provided soon.

For more information, call the WCHA office at (618) 985-2422

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 6189852422.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/13/2018.

About Williamson County Housing Authority

Office Hours

Open today from 8:00am to 4:30pm CT.

Day Hours
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

About the Williamson County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Williamson County Housing Authority manages 91 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Family Unification
Vouchers 81 10
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $484 $480
Monthly Cost $39,182 $4,800
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 9% having issued approximately 14 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 9 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 3 persons and has a household income of $9,930 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 81% were extremely low income (ELI). 45% 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 37% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

8% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 65% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 16% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 11% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, -1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

73% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 69% of households with children have a female head of household. 93% of all households were headed by a female.

27% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 25% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Williamson County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 12% include at least one person with a disability. 20% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 60% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

7% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 41% with 2 bedrooms and 52% 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 Williamson County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $262 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $567. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $154.

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.