Programs

NEED HELP WITH RENT?

ARE YOU HAVING A HARD TIME PAYING YOUR RENT?

DOES YOUR PAYCHECK BARELY COVER YOUR RENT & UTILITY EXPENSES?

ARE YOU FINDING IT MORE & MORE DIFFICULT TO MANAGE ON YOUR MONTHLY SOCIAL SECURITY, PENSION, WELFARE, CHECK?

ARE YOU SAYING TO YOURSELF, “ IF I ONLY HAD LESS RENT TO PAY I’D BE ABLE TO MANAGE?”

WOODFORD COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY MAY HAVE THE ANSWER TO YOUR PROBLEMS!

Several programs are available through Woodford County Housing Authority to help Families, senior citizens, or person(s) with disabilities to acquire and maintain safe, decent, and sanitary housing at an affordable rent.  These programs follow government standards, which set rent (with utilities) at approximately 30% of your monthly adjusted income.

WHAT KINDS OF PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE?

Section 8 Voucher Program which supplies a portion of the rent directly to landlords on behalf of eligible tenants.  It offers an opportunity to remain in your current home, if it qualifies, or to select another house, apartment, etc… of good quality.  In this way a family is not limited to housing in one community.  The amount of assistance depends upon the family’s income, assets, allowable deductions, and rent charged.  The Voucher Program allows the family the ability to pay the difference that exceeds the applicable payment standard minus 30% of their monthly adjusted income.

QUALIFICATIONS

To qualify for the programs mentioned all applicants gross income must fall within the Gross Income Limits established by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the programs. The Gross Income Limits according to family size are as follows:

VOUCHER
1 Person - $25,400
2 Persons - $29,000
3 Persons - $32,650
4 Persons - $36,250
5 Persons - $39,150
6 Persons - $42,050
7 Persons - $44,950
8 Persons - $47,850
 
LOW-INCOME APARTMENTS
1 Person - $40,600
2 Persons - $46,400
3 Persons - $52,200
4 Persons - $58,000
5 Persons - $62,650
6 Persons - $67,300
7 Persons - $71,950
8 Persons - $76,600

Woodford County Housing Authority offers 24 Low-Income apartments in Minonk called “South Haven”, 20 apartments in Eureka called “Pleasant Valley”, and 22 apartments in Metamora called “Prairie Haven” for Senior Citizens (62+ years), or person(s) with disabilities. Also in “Pleasant Valley” we have 20 family apartments for families consisting of 2 or more related persons. Tenants in these apartments pay approximately 30% of their monthly income as rent. This percentage also includes utilities up to a scheduled utility allowance for families.  Family tenants are billed for their excess WATER utility usage. Families must be able to acquire Cilco in their name.

Plus we have Rural Development units (10) ten (1) one apartments in Washburn for anyone.  The apartments rent for $448 per month, plus the tenant pays their own utilities (Ameren-IL). Five of these apartments have rental assistance for eligible tenants. Housing Choice Vouchers may also be used here.

And we have 8 apartments in Metamora called “Prairieton Apartments” that may be rented to anyone, Family housing. Rent is $450 per month for a (1) one bedroom apartment and $500 per month for a (2) two bedroom apartment. Six of these apartments have RENTAL ASSISTANCE for eligible tenants.  Tenants pay their own utilities (Water-Electric).

TO APPLY, Send a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope to the Woodford County Housing Authority, P.O. Box 223, Eureka, IL  61530 or stop in and fill out an application. Our telephone number (309)467-4623, but NO applicant related information is given out over the telephone. (4/15)


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“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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