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 Scott County
Livingston County Wabash County

Utility Allowances

Utility Allowances are calculated into Tenant Rent for every HCV assisted family that pays 1 or more utilities. Utility Studies are performed on an annual basis. The current Utility Allowance Schedule was effective March 1, 2018. A copy of these utility studies can be obtained by contacting the office. 

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:

2019 Payment Standard By County Effective 11/1/2018

Bedroom Size
County Name Efficiency 1 2 3 4 5
Alexander 619 621 822 1,185 1,302 1,497
Bond 555 690 806 1,009 1,191 1,369
Clinton 698 784 1,016 1,336 1,573 1,808
Coles 559 652 815 1,123 1,189 1,367
Crawford 520 652 766 960 1,036 1,191
Douglas 520 579 766 1,063 1,136 1,305
Fayette 536 579 766 960 1,036 1,191
Jackson 503 619 784 1,015 1,060 1,218
Jasper 520 657 766 1,098 1,101 1,266
Livingston 503 592 784 1,049 1,152 1,325
Macoupin 528 579 766 1,045 1,080 1,241
Massac 594 689 875 1,096 1,194 1,372
Menard 630 722 930 1,181 1,258 1,446
Monroe 698 784 1,016 1,336 1,573 1,808
Moultrie 576 654 766 1,036 1,169 1,344
Perry 520 669 766 1,024 1,109 1,276
Pulaski 652 669 766 1,108 1,346 1,547
Randolph 536 643 774 1,007 1,212 1,393
Schuyler 520 579 766 960 1,156 1,328
Scott 520 579 766 960 1,036 1,191
Wabash 520 579 766 1,032 1,036 1,191
White 492 581 766 991 1,136 1,305
City of Marion 578 581 770 1,053 1,342 1,543
McDonough 531 623 784 982 1,166 1,340