Amber Clark, Section 8 Coordinator
425 N. Prairie Avenue
Macomb, IL 61455
Ph: (309) 575-3029
Fax: (309) 421-3939
The Housing Choice Voucher Program (Formally known as Section 8) is a federal funded program for assisting families with low-incomes, and or, people who are elderly, or persons with disabilities to afford decent, safe and sanitary housing in the private market. The participant is free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program. Housing Choice Vouchers are administered locally by public housing agencies. The agencies receive federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to administer the voucher program.
Housing Choice Vouchers are actually Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, or more specifically, Tenant-Based Section 8. Tenant-based Section 8 is attached to you, the tenant. When you move, the assistance can move with you. Project-Based Section 8 is attached to a specific property. If you move into a property that participates in the Project-Based Section 8 Program, you get the same type of financial assistance as with a voucher, but if you move out it stays with the property and benefits the next resident of that home.
Applications are available only when the Waiting List is open. At that time interested persons should come to our office at 425 N Prairie Ave in Macomb, to pick up or submit an application during our regular office hours of 8am - 4pm. A Photo ID will be required for proof of identity. We will not accept applications by fax, mail or email.
We will post a notice on this website when we are accepting Housing Choice Voucher Applications. The waiting list is currently not open. Last opened April 1-30, 2021.