ATTENTION: Contractors and Buyers: February 20th, 2019 Contractor Workshop: Click Here

Mainstream Voucher Program Applications:

Effective January 8, 2019, SHA will be accepting applications ONLY for the Mainstream Voucher Program, which is a rent subsidy program for low and moderate income households WITH a family member(s) who has a disability. This includes those households that are transitioning out of institutional or other segregated setting, or at serious risk of institutionalization, or homeless or at risk of homelessness. Participants will are allowed to located decent, safe, and sanitary housing WITHIN Sangamon County.

Applications will ONLY be accepted at the Main Office located at 200 N 11th St on Tuesdays from 8:30 to 11:30 am OR 1 to 4 pm. Only the FIRST SIXTY (60) APPLICATIONS will be accepted from those who qualify for the Mainstream Voucher Program.

All applications must be submitted with ORIGINAL Certified Birth Certificates and Social Security Cards for all members of the household. A photo ID is required for those 18 and older. Additionally, all applications must be accompanied by verification of ALL household income.

Please click here for more information, including documentation required to qualify for preference points, including local residency, employment, and/or homelessness.

Click here to view the 2019 Proposed Maintenance Tenant Charge Schedule.


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.

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  A Message from Jackie L. Newman,
  Executive Director



The Springfield Housing Authority is “changing lives one key at a time” and we are proud of the service that we provide to the affordable housing community within the City of Springfield and surrounding areas. The need for affordable housing continues to grow, and the SHA is working diligently through public and private partnerships in addressing this growing need.

I am excited about our newest development a 92-unit low rise known as the Villa’s at Vinegar Hill. It is ready for leasing and applications are being taken as listed above.

The Springfield Housing Authority is always looking at ways in which we can make the lives of those we serve -- better. For the next few years the Springfield Housing Authority has adopted as its theme: Bridging the Affordable Housing G.A.P. (Growing, Advocating, Preserving). Our goal is to “grow” housing through new construction and partnerships with affordable housing developers; “advocate” on behalf of clients for public policies and laws that do not have an adverse impact on the constituents we serve; and “preserve” current housing stock that is already designated as affordable.

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.