Applications for Housing
Please print the application form and either bring it into our office at 300 North 7th Street Murphysboro, IL 62966 or mail it to PO Box 1209, Murphysboro, IL 62966. You can also fax copies to 618-684-3222. Please make sure to fill out the application completely or it will result in a delay of the application process. If a reasonable accommodation is required please notify JCHA staff or additional information please contact the office at 618.684.318
Public Housing Applicants to download the Public Housing Application Packet click on each of the following.
Declaration of Status 214 (every person in household must complete - adults for children)
Effective 7/1/12 Security Deposits have increased to: $100.00 for the Elderly/Disabled and $200.00 for the Singles & Families.
Murphysboro: 300 N. 7th St, 233 N. 13th St., 1215 Chestnut St. 100 Wells St., N. 17th
(300 & 400 Block), 2300 block of Roblee St., 2200 & 2300 block of
Commercial St., Valley Ridge and Bridgewood complexes.
Carbondale: Robert A. Stalls, East Chestnut, North Brush, East Ashley, East Oak, South
Marion, East Elm, South Gay, East Fisher, East Russell, East Sycamore,
1425 Old West Main, East College and Lake Heights.
Ava: 5th Street & Russell Street
DeSoto: Poplar St, South 2nd St., Pecan St.
Elkville: Main St., South 2nd St., 5th St., North 2nd & 3rd and Buck St.
Grand Tower: Main St, Schikle St., 2nd St.
The Jackson County Housing Authority (JCHA) has accessible units available for persons with disabilities. These units are located in various developments through out the county. If you are a JCHA resident that has a disability or someone who will be applying for housing with the JCHA, please be aware that you can request an accessible unit if your disability requires one. The housing authority has forms that can be filled out requesting an accessible unit at the time an application is done. If your disability has occurred since becoming a resident, you should discuss your situation with your property manager and request an accessible unit if needed because of your disability. Unless your disability is visually obvious (such as being confined to a wheelchair or having a visual or hearing impairment) the housing authority may require verification from your physician or another verifiable source, that your disability requires an accessible unit. If the kind of accessible unit you require is already occupied by someone that has a disability requiring such a unit, you will be placed on a list for the required accessible unit as soon as one becomes available.
The Low Rent Public Housing Program was created by the U.S. Housing Act of 1937.
The Housing Authority of Jackson County has a total of 826 public units that have designations of family, disabled and elderly. We take pride that we offer safe, clean and affordable housing for those who are in need and qualify. We have a dedicated staff that is here to serve the needs of our tenants.
A resident's rent in the public housing program is subsidized by the federal government. Applicants to the public housing program must be income eligible and residents must adhere to program rules.