About Woodford County Housing Authority

The Woodford County Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Eureka, Illinois.

The Woodford County Housing Authority serves Woodford County, Metamora, Eureka and Germantown Hills.

Woodford County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The Woodford County Housing Authority public housing program is accepting applications for families. 

The Housing Authority has one complex named  Pleasant Valley, a 20-unit complex for families (two or more people who are related), that is accepting applications..

To have an application for housing through this program mailed to you, please send a brief note requesting an application, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope, to Woodford County Housing Authority, P.O. Box 223, Eureka, IL 61530.  You may also pick up an application in person at the Housing Authority offices, located at 410 East Eureka Avenue, Eureka, IL 61530, during regular business hours. 
 
If you have any questions or need further information, you may contact the Housing Authority by phone at (309) 467-4623 or check their website, www.woodfordcountyhousingauthority.com.

Summary

  • What: Woodford County Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • Mail Application
    • In Person Application
  • Preferences For: Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Last Updated on 11/03/2015.

Woodford County Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

The Woodford County Housing Authority (WCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Complete a pre-application at the WCHA office, located at 410 East Eureka Avenue, Eureka, IL 61530.
  2. Send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
Woodford County Housing Authority
PO  Box 223
Eureka, IL 61530

Once the pre-application has been completed, you must mail it it the WCHA office at the address above.

The WCHA has identified the following preference: Live or work in Woodford County.

When your application has been processed, the WCHA will mail you a letter with your number on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the WCHA website, or call the office at (309) 467-4623.

Last Updated on 08/31/2016.


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

As of March 31st, 2016 the Woodford County Housing Authority manages 216 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 215 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $383 $882
Monthly Cost $82,371 $882

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Woodford 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 18% having issued approximately 12 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 5 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 $12,121 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 77% were extremely low income (ELI). 34% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 57% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

9% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 54% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 18% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% 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.

53% of households included children, 9% of which had two adults in the household. 50% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.

7% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 4% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Woodford County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 33% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 50% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

17% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 58% with 2 bedrooms and 25% with 3 or more bedrooms. 26% 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 Woodford County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $306 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $539. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $123.



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.


Affordable Apartments near Woodford County Housing Authority

701-709 E. Bullock Street
Woodridge Apartments of Eureka is a low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Eureka.
601 W Monroe St
Prairie Haven Apartments is a 22 unit low income housing apartment community in Metamora.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
225 S Walnut St
Pleasant Valley is a 64 unit low income housing apartment community in Minonk.