1808 East Locust Street, Decatur, Illinois


We have reached our capacity (300 +) for HCV/Section 8 Lottery Applications.  

Please remember paper Applications must be returned to Decatur Housing Authority by 4:30 pm on Wednesday, 4/17/2024 via first-class regular mail. 

Decatur Housing Authority uses a “lottery” method for placing applicants on the waitlist. Applications will be placed on the waitlist via random computer selection. Decatur Housing Authority has a local preference; you must live or work in Macon County at the time of application and you will be required to prove such during your in-person intake interview. DHA will separate applications by Local Preference eligibility and non-local applications, assigning consecutive numbers to the applications in each category. Any family asking to be placed on the waiting list for the HCV/Section 8 Program will be given the opportunity to complete an application however, non-local applications will only be included in the lottery selection if DHA does not receive an adequate number of local preference applications. If 400 local preference applications are not received, then DHA will utilize the random computer selection for each category to determine placement on the waiting list.

Duplicate applications will NOT be accepted.  If duplicate applications are received, both applications will be determined ineligible.

You must be 18 years of age and/or an emancipated minor at the time of application in order to apply and be eligible for the HCV/Section 8 Program.


Complete, Sign, and Date the application.

To mail the application:
  • Use the attached envelope for mailing
  • Attach your Postage Stamp
  • Mail via first-class regular mail
Thank you to everyone who applied online or picked up an application in person.  Please be patient with DHA staff while we are processing applications for the lottery drawing.  

You will be notified in writing of your placement on the HCV/Section 8 Wait List. Please be sure to keep DHA informed of any address and/or phone number changes. You must report changes in writing by completing the Applicant Update Form (Click for the link to the form) provided by Decatur Housing Authority.