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 new Utility Allowance Schedules are effective January 1, 2020 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:

2020 Payment Standard By County Effective 01/01/2020

                                                                           Bedroom Size
County Name Efficiency 1 2 3 4 5
Alexander $596 $645 $850 $1,226 $1,306 $1,502
Bond $558 $623 $798 $995 $1,081 $1,243
Clinton $696 $771 $995 $1,303 $1,534 $1,764
Coles $550 $627 $815 $1,113 $1,182 $1,359
Crawford $521 $639 $767 $957 $1,040 $1,195
Douglas $594 $598 $767 $1,094 $1,175 $1,351
Fayette $553 $583 $767 $957 $1,040 $1,195
Jackson $526 $628 $808 $1,049 $1,130 $1,300
Jasper $521 $667 $767 $1,072 $1,096 $1,260
Livingston $509 $597 $781 $1,029 $1,163 $1,337
Macoupin $578 $583 $767 $1,042 $1,111 $1,277
Massac $590 $668 $871 $1,085 $1,180 $1,356
Menard $596 $689 $882 $1,101 $1,194 $1,372
Monroe $696 $771 $995 $1,303 $1,534 $1,764
Moultrie $570 $658 $767 $1,089 $1,151 $1,324
Perry $521 $658 $767 $1,056 $1,106 $1,271
Pulaski $655 $674 $767 $1,107 $1,347 $1,548
Randolph $522 $629 $770 $1,029 $1,160 $1,334
Schuyler $521 $583 $767 $957 $1,117 $1,284
Scott $521 $583 $767 $957 $1,119 $1,287
Wabash $523 $586 $772 $1,041 $1,046 $1,202
White $501 $623 $767 $991 $1,096 $1,260
City of Marion $616 $619 $816 $1,103 $1,281 $1,472
McDonough $521 $623 $767 $973 $1,162 $1,336