Jackson County Housing Authority

300 N 7th Street, Murphysboro, IL, 62966
Wait List Status

About Jackson County Housing Authority

The Housing Authority of the County of Jackson, Illinois, is committed to providing quality, affordable housing, that is decent and safe, to eligible families in this community. We strive to make the best use of all available resources so that our residents may live in an environment that is clean, well maintained and attractive.

Mission Statement

Our goal is to manage our public housing units in a manner that is consistent with good, financially sound property management practices. By taking advantage of available community and government resources, we intend to provide our residents with as many opportunities for economic self-sufficiency as we can identify. We endeavor to instill pride and a desire for an enhanced quality of life for our residents and their families. We are committed to serving our residents and this entire community in a manner that demonstrates professional courtesy, respect and caring.

Program Summary for Jackson County Housing Authority

Jackson County Housing Authority is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Jackson County Housing Authority manages several funded programs and has a total of 60 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Jackson County Housing Authority administered a total of 50 Section 8 Vouchers. Jackson County Housing Authority currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Jackson County Housing Authority is located at 300 N 7th Street, Murphysboro, IL, 62966 and serves the city of Murphysboro. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Jackson County Housing Authority at, (618)684-3183 for more information about coverage area and program availability.

Current Status Active
Size of Jackson County Housing Authority compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities N/A
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher N/A
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units N/A
Waiting list for the Jackson County Housing Authority is currently Open

2015 Income Limits for Jackson County, IL

HUD sets Income Limits for each area based on the median family income in that area. Each Public Housing Agency (PHA) will use the Income Limit set for the jurisdiction that the PHA covers. Therefore, a family may be eligible for one PHA but not another. The number of people in a household determines the Income Limit that is set for determining the family’s eligibility for the program that they are applying for. Below are the Income Limits for Jackson County, IL:

Median Income
Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $21,000
  • $24,000
  • $27,000
  • $29,950
  • $32,350
  • $34,750
  • $37,150
  • $39,550
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $12,600
  • $15,930
  • $20,090
  • $24,250
  • $28,410
  • $32,570
  • $36,730
  • $39,550
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $33,550
  • $38,350
  • $43,150
  • $47,900
  • $51,750
  • $55,600
  • $59,400
  • $63,250

2015 Fair Market Rents for Jackson County, IL

Fair Market Rents are HUD's determination of the average rents in a particular area for each bedroom size. The FMRs are set each year based on the rental rates of unsubsidized units so that participants in HUD programs have equal access for affordable housing. Here are the Fair Market Rents for Jackson County, IL:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$422 $508 $687 $909 $1020

Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Williamson County Housing Authority Williamson County Housing Authority Carterville IL 163 725 Open 13.94 Miles Contact
Perry County Housing Authority Perry County Housing Authority Du Quoin IL N/A N/A Open 17.49 Miles Contact
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Marion IL N/A N/A Open 20.76 Miles Contact
Union County Housing Authority Union County Housing Authority Anna IL N/A N/A Open 21.29 Miles Contact
Housing Authority of the City of Marion Housing Authority of the City of Marion Marion IL 120 328 Open 22.26 Miles Contact
Franklin County Housing Authority Franklin County Housing Authority West Frankfort IL 65 683 Open 23.92 Miles Contact

Housing Authority

Jackson County Housing Authority Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Jackson County Quick Facts

Population: 59,677
Persons Per Household: 2.33
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 32.6%
Homeownership Rate: 53.4%
Housing Units: 28,501
Yearly Income Per Person: $20,527
Median Household Income: $33,479

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