St Clair County Housing Authority

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Welcome to the St. Clair County Housing Authority’s

Housing Assistance Application Portal






HOW: Applications will be accepted online only. Only one application per household will

be accepted. Duplicate or fraudulent pre-applications will be rejected. If you need assistance in another language, Google Translate will assist you during the application process. See “Reasonable Accommodation” section below. This application process can be used to apply for any of the housing assistance programs offered by SCCHA (such as the Public Housing Program, Housing Choice Voucher Program, Rural Development, Multi-Family Housing, and Project-Based Voucher locations).


WHERE: Applications can be submitted ONLINE with the use of a personal computer,

laptop, smartphone, or tablet. There is no requirement to come to the SCCHA’s office. There are Public Libraries located throughout the county with public computers and free Wi-Fi.


INFORMATION NEEDED: Full legal names, Social Security numbers, birthdates, and income information for every person in the household. You must enter your total household income on the application. If your household has no income from any sources, you must enter zero in the income field. The information you provide must be truthful and complete to the best of your knowledge. An email address(es) or phone number will be required. If you do not have an e-mail address, the application process will allow you to create one. As you complete the application process, you will create a login and password. Please keep this information.


WAIT LIST ASSIGNMENT AND APPLICATION SELECTION: Applicants are ranked on the waiting list in order of admissions selection preference points awarded (the higher the number of preference points, the higher the position on the wait list), then date of application. Applicants may visit the webpage to check their position on the various Wait List. All eligible applications will be placed on the Wait Lists; however, this does not guarantee you will be eligible for assistance.


WAIT TIMES: The SCCHA does not provide emergency or immediate housing. The amount of time you will wait before your application is selected may be months to years. Turnover in a program and HUD funding may also affect the wait time. You will be notified when your application has been selected. Wait list applicants are required to report, in writing, changes of mailing address and family composition. The HA gives preference to applicants who live, or work in St. Clair County. If an applicant claims this preference, the applicant will be required to provide proof that they live or work in St. Clair County.


REASONABLE ACCOMODATION: It is the policy of SCCHA to provide reasonable accommodations to those persons with disabilities so that they can participate equally in its housing programs. If you require special assistance with the application process or you do not have internet access, you may contact our office at 618-277-3290 ext. 7048, 6855 or 6856 for assistance.


MAXIMUM INCOME LIMITS PER HOUSEHOLD SIZE: If your annual, gross household income is at or below these limits, you may qualify for assistance. (Income limits are subject to change.)

 1 person-   $36,150

 2 persons- $41,300

 3 persons- $46,450

 4 persons- $51,600

 5 persons- $55,750

 6 persons- $59,900

 7 persons- $64,000

 8 persons- $68,150