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

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:

2018 Payment Standard By County Effective 11/1/2017

Bedroom Size
County Name Efficiency 1 2 3 4 5
Alexander 579 583 773 1,108 1,230 1,414
Bond 541 673 793 994 1,217 1,400
Clinton 669 761 985 1,305 1,526 1,755
Coles 534 636 793 1,112 1,212 1,393
Crawford 496 639 737 924 1,004 1,153
Douglas 520 580 772 1,020 1,100 1,265
Fayette 482 554 737 949 1,024 1,177
Jackson 499 622 783 1,061 1,067 1,226
Jasper 496 614 737 1,057 1,060 1,219
Livingston 490 578 768 1,047 1,102 1,267
Macoupin 502 554 737 1,005 1,060 1,218
Massac 542 628 836 1,048 1,210 1,391
Menard 610 699 908 1,173 1,237 1,422
Monroe 669 761 985 1,305 1,526 1,755
Moultrie 573 641 737 991 1,157 1,329
Perry 496 619 737 949 1,078 1,239
Pulaski 496 641 737 1,040 1,060 1,218
Randolph 521 614 741 959 1,167 1,342
Schuyler 496 590 737 927 1,060 1,218
Scott 496 554 737 924 1,004 1,153
Wabash 500 558 742 1,010 1,010 1,161