The Springfield Housing Authority (SHA) will be accepting applications for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program waiting list beginning at 8:30 am on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. The waiting list will remain open until further notice. The Section 8 HCV Program is a rent subsidy program for low- and moderate-income household families afford safe, decent, sanity housing in the private market.

Applications: Applications will be accepted IN PERSON only at SHA’s Administrative Office located at 200 N 11th St in Springfield, Illinois. All applicants MUST be interviewed by a Section 8 Specialist who will review the application for completeness, accuracy and ensure that appropriate signatures have been obtained. Applications submitted by mail, fax, or internet WILL NOT be accepted.

SHA provides equal housing opportunities to all persons interested in participating in the Section 8 HCV Program without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, martial status, and/or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

WEEK ONE: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 through Thursday, August 15, 2019

8:30 to 11:30 am & 1 to 4 pm.

WEEK TWO: Monday, August 19, 2019 through Thursday, August 22, 2019

8:30 to 11:30 am & 1 to 4 pm.

Starting Monday, August 26, 2019, applications will ONLY be accepted Tuesdays from 8:30 to 11:30 am & 1 to 4 pm.

For additional information including eligibility criteria, mandatory documents, and other requirements, please click here.


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.