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In compliance with Section 511 of the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998, the Madison County Housing Authority (MCHA) has developed its Agency Plan for FY 2022 and update to the 5 Year Plan for years 2022-2026.  This document is available for review starting August 20, 2021 at the MCHA Central Office located at 2 Eastport Plaza Drive, Collinsville, IL.   The Plan may be reviewed at this office until October 4, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. The Authority’s hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.  
In addition, there will be a Public Hearing held on October 4, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. to discuss the Annual and 5 Year Plan.  Persons are welcome to provide public comments prior to and at this meeting.  Written comments will be accepted on the proposed plans and should be mailed to the above address to the attention of the Executive Director.  All comments must be received by October 4, 2021 by 2:00 p.m. to be considered.  
Madison County Housing Authority
Andy Hightower, Executive Director
Collinsville, IL



All Madison County Housing Authority (MCHA) offices are open to the public.  ALL current clients/residents and visitors will require an appointment.  Applicants need not have an appointment however are encouraged to obtain an application via this website, "How to Apply" or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

MCHA is practicing social distancing therefore, in order to enter ANY MCHA building you must be wearing a mask, your temperature will be taken at the door and a health checklist must be completed.  We ask that you follow all guidelines posted at all the buildings.  Drop box will still be available so that any documents and/or payments may be dropped off without needing a mask or your temperature taken.  MCHA strongly encourages the continued use of the drop box.  Community areas at various sites will be closed until further notice.


Fax: 618.345.5148

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For additional information:

Centers for Disease Control

Illinois Department of Public Health

Madison County Health Department


Applications will be taken Monday-Friday, 8:30am until 3:00pm. at the MCHA Central Office, 2 Eastport Plaza Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234. 

Any questions should be directed to our email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



A Message from the Executive Director

Welcome to the Madison County Housing Authority (MCHA) Website! 


Since 1939 the MCHA has been providing quality affordable housing opportunities for individuals and families while promoting self-sufficiency and neighborhood revitalization.

During the past decade, the current administration ramped up the efforts to address the replacement of our significantly deteriorated housing stock.

The old buildings were replaced with modern, vibrant developments designed to promote family self-sufficiency, and reinforce neighborhood reinvestment. 

The MCHA currently manages two mixed-finance developments. Occupancy rates are consistently above 95 percent. Two other mixed finance projects have been developed by other parties and are managed by private manage firms. 

The opening of each these new development leads to reductions in neighborhood crime,  a greater sense of security, and instills a sense of pride in maintaining the individual properties that should yield benefits for decades to come.

As these new developments have been taking shape, the MCHA has simultaneously been renovating the other older developments on its books, breathing new life into them and helping to ensure that they continue to provide safe and secure housing for the immediate future. 

Clearly the transformation that has occurred over the past decade has been remarkable, but as we’ve shown, our work is not yet done. We look forward to continuing to invest and reinvest in our properties and in our communities, so that low income families throughout Madison County have access to the safe, healthy housing environments that are the essential foundation for a brighter future. 

Andy Hightower   
Executive Director