About Housing Assistance Program of St Charles County

The Housing Assistance Program of St Charles County is a Section 8 Public Housing Agency in St. Charles, Missouri.

The Housing Assistance Program of St Charles County serves St Charles County, Wentzville, Saint Peters, St Charles, Lake St. Louis, Lake St Louis, St Peters, O'fallon, Dardenne Prairie and Lake Saint Louis.

The North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) manages the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program for the Housing Assistance Program of St. Charles County, and the Lincoln County Public Housing Agency.

Housing Assistance Program of St Charles County Waiting Lists

St. Charles County, Missouri Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Housing Assistance Program of St. Charles County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one month in January 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application and download and print the Release Authorization form.

Once the form was completed, it must have been emailed, faxed or mailed to the Central Housing Office.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live or work in St. Charles County, elderly, disabled.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, after sorting preferences.

For more information, visit the NECAC website, or call the office at (573) 324-2055.

Last Updated on 06/16/2017.


About the Housing Assistance Program of St Charles County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Assistance Program of St Charles County manages 593 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 553 8 8 24
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $541 $526 $699 $440
Monthly Cost $298,930 $4,206 $5,592 $10,570

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Assistance Program of St Charles 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 9% having issued approximately 70 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 23 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $13,023 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 28% 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 64% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 60% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 16% 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, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 50% of households with children have a female head of household. 89% of all households were headed by a female.

29% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 25% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Assistance Program of St Charles County Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% include at least one person with a disability. 41% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 58% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

12% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 44% with 2 bedrooms and 44% with 3 or more bedrooms. 34% 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 Housing Assistance Program of St Charles County voucher holders in 2016 was $345 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $629. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $140.



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.