Public Housing

Bank of Springfield (BOS) is the new debit card provider for SHA. The Visa debit cards work at any location that Visa is accepted. BOS has a number of surcharge-free BOS ATM’s located throughout Sangamon County. BOS also has two surcharge-free ATM networks, Money Pass and AlphaLink Alliance Network, which provide over 23,000 ATM locations nationwide. You can check your balance, access information, and/or report the card as lost/stolen through the 1-800 number located on the back of the card. BOS has three full service branches in Springfield and one in Chatham to serve you:

*2600 Stevenson Dr
*850 E Madison St
*3400 Wabash Ave
*1140 Commercial Ct (Chatham)

ATM and branch locations can be viewed by going to their website at To speak to a BOS Representative, you can call 217-529-5555 or toll-free at 1-877-698-3278.

2024 Maintenance Charge Schedule

The 2024 Maintenance Charge Schedule is attached below and can be located at each of the two hi-rises, Johnson Park, Brandon Drive, Truman Road, and 200th North 11th Street. Copies are available per request.


Applications can be obtained during office hours (Monday-Friday 8:00 am until 4:30 pm) at 200 N. 11th Street, Springfield, Illinois or can be requested to be mailed via telephone (217-753-5757). Applications should be submitted with all appropriate documentation as outlined in the application packet for processing in person during office.

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 Affordable Housing (Public Housing) Occupancy 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 Affordable Housing Program (Public Housing) without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, and/or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

Applications will be accepted Monday & Tuesday 8:30 am – 11:30 am and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Walk-in Hours for Tenants on Wednesdays 8:30 am -11:30 am and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.


Your application is processed into the system and put in order by date and time. Once the application process begins, there is certain criterion, which must be met:

Landlord History for 3 years: Criminal History:
  • No record of disturbance or destruction.
  • Payment of rent timely
  • No convictions in the previous six months.

Springfield Housing Authority currently has 881 units throughout Springfield. Of these, 407 units are designated for families, 462 are designated for seniors, 227 are designated for a special needs population, and 12 are designated for homeownership.

Springfield Housing Authority Application

These properties include single-family dwellings, duplex dwellings, and garden style apartments in North Springfield.

If interested in these properties, please contact Kylie Jackson at (217) 753-5757 ext. 409,


These properties include single-family dwellings, duplex dwellings, and garden style apartments in South Springfield.

If interested in these properties, please contact Kyle Winton at (217) 753-5757 ext. 410,


These properties include Hi-Rises for seniors and disabled throughout the Springfield Area.

Senior buildings boast on-site services such as:
  • Beauty Salons
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Daily Lunch Programs
  • Libraries
Senior apartments are within secure buildings and have interior amenities that include:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Microwaves
  • Emergency Pull Cords
  • Handicap Accommodations
  • Walk-In Showers
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If interested in these properties, please contact Sontae Massey at (217) 753-5757 ext. 401,


These properties are designated for homeownership. See FSS/Homeownership tab for more information.

If interested in these properties, please contact Kylie Jackson at (217) 753-5757 ext. 409,

Utility Assistance - Ameren IL

United Way 2-1-1

Please click on appropriate application and follow instructions to apply.
Court Based Rental Assistance ProgramCLICK HERE to View
Court Based Rental Assistance Program Facts SheetCLICK HERE to View

Free Legal Aid and Medication Services
Visit, call 855-631-0811, or text eviction to 844-938-4280.
General information about evictions during this time
Illinois Legal Aid Online's Housing issues during the COVID-19 pandemic -
HUD Rent Relief Resources - CLICK HERE to View
Are You a Current Resident?

To Report Any Changes in Your Income please fill out the following Interim Packet and return to the Springfield Housing Authority Offices. Interim Packets will be accepted Monday through Wednesday.
Interim Packet

Public Housing Minimum Rent and Hardship Exemption

Facts Sheet - CLICK HERE