Housing Choice Voucher Jurisdiction & Payment Standards

HCV Jurisdiction:

HCV Jurisdiction refers to the coverage area of a voucher that has been issued by MCHA. Please refer to the payment standards link below to see a list of Counties in which an MCHA issued voucher may be used. Below is a listing of Counties in which MCHA has HCV Jurisdiction:

Alexander County Macoupin County
Bond County Massac County
Clinton County Menard County
Coles County Monroe County
Crawford County Moultrie County
Douglas County Perry County
Fayette County Pulaski County
Jackson County Randolph County
Jasper County Wabash County
Livingston County  

Payment Standards

Payment standards are used to calculate the housing assistance payment (HAP) that the PHA pays to the owner on behalf of the family leasing the unit. Each PHA establishes its schedule of payment standard amounts by bedroom size. The range of possible payment standard amounts is based on HUD’s published fair market rent (FMR) schedule for the FMR area in which the PHA has jurisdiction.

A PHA may set its payment standard amounts from 90 percent to 110 percent of the published FMRs, and may set them higher or lower with HUD approval. The level at which the payment standard amount is set directly affects the amount of subsidy a family will receive, and the amount of rent paid by program participants. If the family leases a unit with a gross rent at or below the payment standard for the family, the family’s share of the rent will be its TTP (30% of adjusted monthly income). If the rent for the unit is higher than the payment standard, the family’s share will be higher than the TTP. Please refer to the following link for MCHA’s current Payment Standard Schedule:

2017 Payment Standard By County Effective 10/1/2016

Bedroom Size
County Name Efficiency 1 2 3 4 5
Alexander 606 609 808 1,118 1,228 1,412
Bond 525 642 772 965 1,232 1,416
Clinton 669 759 985 1,306 1,523 1,751
Coles 500 601 750 1,067 1,109 1,276
Crawford 479 621 719 899 991 1,139
Douglas 488 550 731 915 1,021 1,174
Fayette 479 541 719 966 1,062 1,221
Jackson 511 640 806 1,107 1,111 1,277
Jasper 479 601 719 1,039 1,042 1,199
Livingston 465 551 732 992 1,020 1,173
Macoupin 489 541 719 948 1,101 1,266
Massac 534 608 808 1,012 1,309 1,504
Menard 580 664 861 1,125 1,186 1,364
Monroe 669 759 985 1,306 1,523 1,751
Moultrie 569 592 719 965 1,129 1,299
Perry 479 606 719 930 1,069 1,228
Pulaski 479 623 719 899 1,042 1,199
Randolph 486 572 719 922 1,162 1,336
Schuyler 479 595 719 913 1,042 1,199
Wabash 479 541 719 975 991 1,139
White 471 541 719 962 1,126 1,294
City of Marion 553 556 740 1,056 1,304 1,499
             
McDonough 495 628 781 976 1,114 1,280