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The mission of the Woodford County Housing Authority is “To serve and empower the citizens of Woodford County by providing adequate and affordable housing with proactive administration of programs to promote self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life.”

The Housing Authority is a municipal Corporation organized in the State of Illinois.  On April 29, 1947, the Illinois State Housing Board authorized the creation of an agency to be entitled the “Woodford County Housing Authority” after completing an investigation that determined there was a definite need for a housing authority in Woodford County.  Thereafter, the Woodford County Housing Authority came into existence.

The WCHA remains committed to building and maintaining affordable housing for the citizens in our community.  The Housing Authority seeks to create safe neighborhoods by collaboration with individuals and organizations in providing housing, education, and employment opportunities for families of modest means to become self-sufficient and improve their quality of life.  The Board of Commissioners and the staff of the WCHA endeavor to serve our clients and all residents of Woodford County with the highest level of professionalism, compassion and respect.

The Housing Authority is dedicated to providing the communities of Woodford County with quality and affordable housing that is decent, well maintained, and free from drugs and violent crime.  The Housing Authority endeavors to provide livable communities composed of a diverse range of economic incomes so that children of these communities have role models that are visibly striving to make economic gains for their families.  As an agency, we are committed to providing our residents with as many opportunities as possible to become economically self-sufficient while serving our residents and neighboring citizens with the highest degree of professional courtesy, empathy, and respect.

Today, the Woodford County Housing Authority is currently comprised of 240 Housing Choice Vouchers; 40 Public Housing Units in Eureka with a property name of Pleasant Valley (20 family 20 elderly/disabled); 24 (elderly/disabled) Public Housing units in Minonk with a property name of South Haven; 22 (elderly/disabled) HUD Section 8 Contract units in Metamora with the property name of Prairie Haven, which are administered by Georgia HAP; 8 (family) Rural Development units in Metamora with the property name of Prairieton; and 10 (elderly/disabled/ 1 bedroom family) Rural Development units in Washburn with the property name of Rosebud Manor.

All of the Housing Authority’s residents and prospective residents are very important.  We are committed to ensuring that our personnel make all potential residents feel welcome and make all residents feel valued by us.

This Housing Authority believes in fairness in dealing with our residents.  We make decisions related to public housing and the various programs we administer on a fair and consistent basis, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, receipt of public assistance, disabilities, exercise of legal right against the Housing Authority, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Every employee in our Housing Authority is responsible for assuring nondiscrimination in his or her own work.  The Executive Director is responsible for assuring nondiscrimination at the Housing Authority.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov


MISSION STATEMENT
“To serve and empower the citizens of Woodford County by providing adequate and affordable housing with proactive administration of programs to promote self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life.”
 
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