Please join the Springfield Housing Authority
in celebrating Housing America Month in October.
According to the State of the Nation’s Housing’s report, 20.2 million households pay more than half their income for housing, which is an increase of 2.3 million in the last three years. Furthermore, up to 3.5 million people experience homelessness throughout the year with nearly 650,000 individuals homeless on any given night. The National Low-Income Housing Coalition’s “Out of Reach” reports 88 percent of renters cannot afford a two bedroom rental on two minimum wage jobs.
The U.S. Housing Act of 1937 was to remedy the unsafe housing conditions and the acute shortage of decent and safe dwellings for low-income families. Public Housing is home to over 2 million people, almost 40 percent are children. The Springfield Housing Authority is here to be the primary leader in providing quality affordable housing to individuals and families, while encouraging partnerships necessary for residents to develop self-sufficiency and to be productive members of the community in the Springfield and Sangamon County area.
Please join us and other Housing Authorities throughout America to celebrate housing during the month of October.
To quote National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials: Safe, decent, and affordable housing is pivotal in our society—beyond providing basic shelter, it positively impacts the economy and improves the quality of our environment. Over the years, the public and private sectors have learned much about the cost-effective provision of affordable housing. Together we know what works, what does not work, and why, yet unmet housing needs in our communities persist. Each in our own way, using the resources available to us, we recommit ourselves today to a national goal of meeting the housing needs of all Americans.
The Springfield Housing Authority is the primary leader in providing quality affordable housing to individuals and families, while encouraging partnerships necessary for residents to develop self-sufficiency and to be productive members of the community.
"As we continue expanding affordable housing in the City of Springfield, we are proud of our most recent new construction development, Genesis Place. This new construction development consists of 41 units and includes homeownership opportunities. Genesis Place is a 'place of new beginnings' for our families.
In 2012, we will continue to address the redevelopment of the Sankey Hi-Rise facility located on West Allen Street as well as expand homeownership opportunities through local, state and national partnerships that are currently being forged.
The Springfield Housing Authority continues to strive to improve agency operations; comply with various HUD rules, regulations and mandates. For FY 2012 we have adopted the theme: Soaring with our Strengths! The SHA is committed to providing prompt and professional customer service and affordable housing to the 3,000 families who are counting on us!!
Again, welcome and enjoy navigating through our website."
The Springfield Housing Authority (SHA) proudly serves the Springfield and surrounding community by providing affordable housing to a broad range of persons, inclusive of but not limited to, senior citizens, individuals, families, persons with disabilities, etc.