Madison County Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

This information was last updated on July 20th, 2016.

The Madison County Housing Authority (MCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists are currently closed. The HCV waiting list was last open for one month from June 2016 until July 2016; and prior to that in May 2015, and in 2011.

Please note: These waiting lists have preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

There were four ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. On June 17, 2016, visit the Bernard Long Elementary School.
  2. On June 18, 2016, visit the Alton High School.
  3. From June 20, 2016 until July 20, 2016, visit the MCHA Central Office.
  4. From June 20, 2016 until July 20, 2016, contact the MCHA to request an application be mailed to you.
Once the application was completed, it must have been:

  1. Hand delivered to the MCHA Central Office.
  2. Mailed to the MCHA.
Mailed applications must have been postmarked by July 20, 2016.

These waiting list have the following preferences: Resident, veteran, disabled, working, education/job training, nursing home resident, involuntarily displaced, disabled veteran, graduate of Transitional Housing Program, need for Onsite Support Services for Seriously Mentally Ill. Further explanation of each preference can be found online here.

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

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the MCHA website, or call the office at (618) 345-5142.

Public Housing Waitlist: Closed

This information was last updated on July 20th, 2016.

The Madison County Housing Authority is now accepting applications for the family public housing waiting list.

There are two apartment complexes that are accepting waiting list applications and they are:

Alton Point
1001 Alton Point Circle  Alton, IL

Meachum Crossing
928 Bob Collins St.  Venice, IL

The waiting list has a 1 1/2 year to 3 year wait.

This Housing Authority does not have a website, but you can apply by going to the Central office located at:  1609 Olive Street  Collinsville, IL 62234, during normal business hours.

For more information the Housing Authority can be reached at: 618-345-5142 

Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waitlist: Closed

This information was last updated on July 20th, 2016.

The Madison County Housing Authority (MCHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list waiting list applications at this time. This waiting list was last open for one month from June 2016 until July 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: These waiting lists have preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

These waiting lists have the following preferences: Resident, veteran, disabled, working, education/job training, nursing home resident, involuntarily displaced, disabled veteran, graduate of Transitional Housing Program, need for Onsite Support Services for Seriously Mentally Ill. The John Hamm III Apartments and Tyrone Echols Apartments waiting lists have the following additional preferences: Displaced from an urban renewal area, displaced by government action, displaced by major disaster. Further explanation of each preference can be found online here.

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

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the MCHA website, or call the office at (618) 345-5142.

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
Northgate Homes 88/100 08/18/2014
Washington Avenue 89/100 08/19/2014
Alton Pointe Apart 92/100 08/21/2014
Meachum Crossing A 93/100 08/20/2014
Gateway Apartments 100/100 07/01/2014
Alton Pointe Apart 98/100 05/29/2013

Public Housing Operated by Madison County Housing Authority

150 S Aurora St
Northgate Homes is a 234 unit low income housing apartment community in Collinsville.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
1636 Market St
Washington Avenue Apartments is a 43 unit low income housing apartment community in Madison.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
1022 Alton Pointe Circle Dr
Alton Pointe Apartments is a 84 unit low income housing apartment community in Alton.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
1319 Skoklo Way
Meachum Crossing Apartments is a 78 unit low income housing apartment community in Venice.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing

Madison County Housing Authority serves the following locations in the state of Illinois:

Affordable Apartments near Madison County Housing Authority

7108 Marine Rd
Cedarhurst of Edwardsville is a 54 unit low income housing apartment community in Edwardsville.
20 Marian Heights Dr
Marian Heights Apartments is a 128 unit low income housing apartment community in Alton.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
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Meachum Crossing Apartments is a 78 unit low income housing apartment community in Venice.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Venice.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit