HUD permits Public Housing Agencies to establish local preferences , and to give priority to serving families that meet those criteria.
Madison County Housing Authority (MCHA) has established the following admission preferences .
Each preference will receive an allocation of points . The more preference points an applicant has, the higher the applicant’s place on the waiting list. Applicants with an equal amount of points will be selected on a first come first serve basis according to the date and the time their application is received.
Families, who live, work or have been hired to work in Madison County
Families whose Head, Spouse or Co-Head is a current member of the U.S. Armed Forces, a Veteran or the surviving spouse of a Veteran
Families whose Head, Spouse, Co-Head is disabled, as defined under Federal Civil Rights Laws (24 CFR Parts8.3, 25.104 and 100.201)
Families whose Head, Spouse or Co-Head is employed 20 or more hours a week. Elderly applicants will be awarded the 20 points working preference; disabled applicants who already receive 15 points for their disability will be awarded an additional 5 points to equal the 20 point working preference
|Educational/Training Participants Preference
Families whose Head, Spouse or Co-Head is a graduate of or a participant in educational or training programs designed to prepare for the job market.
|Nursing Home Residents Preference
Persons who are current Nursing Home residents in need of housing elsewhere
|Involuntary Displacement Preference
Families who are being or have been displaced due to either a formally declared disaster or government action or actions taken by the owner/agent of the unit *
|Disabled Veteran Preference
Families whose Head, Spouse or Co-Head is a current member of the U.S. Armed Forces, a Veteran or the surviving spouse of a Veteran and is disabled, as defined under Federal Civil rights Laws ((24 CFR Parts8.3, 25.104 and 100.201)
|Graduates of the Transitional Housing Program Preference
Families who have graduated from Madison County Community Development’s Transitional Housing Program.
|Need for Onsite Support Services for Seriously Mentally Ill
Applies only to Collinsville Commons Apartments. Need is documented by a locus Score between 7 and 27 points.
To be screened contact Chestnut Health Systems, 820 St. Louis Road, Apt. 232, Collinsville, IL Phone: 618.205.8200
* Additional information on qualifications for the involuntary displacement preference is available in the Administrative Plan and Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy posted at the Central Office.
John Hamm III Apartments, Tyrone Echols Apartments, and Market Street Homes also gives preference to applicants falling under certain preference types .
Each condition will receive an allocation of points . The more preference points an applicant receives, the higher the applicant’s place on the waiting list.
|Displaced from an urban renewal area
|Urban renewal is a program of land redevelopment in areas of moderate to high density urban land use. Urban renewal may involve relocation of businesses, the demolition of structures, the relocation of people, and the use of eminent domain (government purchase of property for public use) as a legal instrument to take private property for city-initiated development projects.
|Displaced as a result of a government action
|For example, city condemns rental property through resolution, tenants are forced to find alternative housing, and housing is demolished.
|Displaced as a result of a major disaster
|For example, housing was destroyed in earthquake and applicant is in need of alternative housing