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In compliance with Section 511 of the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998, the Madison County Housing Authority (MCHA) has developed its Agency Plan for FY 2024 and updates to the 5 Year Plan for years 2024-2028.  This document is available for review starting August 21, 2023 at the MCHA Central Office located at 2 Eastport Plaza Drive, Collinsville, IL.   The Plan may be reviewed at this office until October 5, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. The Authority’s hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Thursday.  
In addition, there will be a Public Hearing held on October 5, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. to discuss the Annual and 5 Year Plan.  Persons are welcome to provide public comments prior to and at this meeting.  Written comments will be accepted on the proposed plans and should be mailed to the above address to the attention of the Executive Director.  All comments must be received by October 5, 2023 by 2:00 p.m. to be considered.  
Madison County Housing Authority
Andy Hightower, Executive Director
Collinsville, IL



All Madison County Housing Authority (MCHA) offices are open to the public. ALL current clients/residents and visitors are encouraged to make an appointment. To obtain an application for housing via this website please click on the, “How to Apply” Quick link or by picking one up at the central office. Applications are located in boxes on the windows outside of the building so they are accessible anytime. Questions regarding the application can be sent to

There is a Dropbox located on the door of the building to be utilized for dropping off any documents and/or payments. MCHA strongly encourages the continued use of the drop box.

Applications will be taken Monday-Friday, 8:30am until 3:00pm. at the MCHA Central Office, 2 Eastport Plaza Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234. 

Any questions should be directed to our email,

A Message from
the Executive Director

Welcome to the Madison County Housing Authority (MCHA) Website! 


Since 1939 the MCHA has been providing quality affordable housing opportunities for individuals and families while promoting self-sufficiency and neighborhood revitalization.

During the past decade, the current administration ramped up the efforts to address the replacement of our significantly deteriorated housing stock.

The old buildings were replaced with modern, vibrant developments designed to promote family self-sufficiency, and reinforce neighborhood reinvestment. 

The MCHA currently manages two mixed-finance developments. Occupancy rates are consistently above 95 percent. Two other mixed finance projects have been developed by other parties and are managed by private manage firms. 

The opening of each these new development leads to reductions in neighborhood crime,  a greater sense of security, and instills a sense of pride in maintaining the individual properties that should yield benefits for decades to come.

As these new developments have been taking shape, the MCHA has simultaneously been renovating the other older developments on its books, breathing new life into them and helping to ensure that they continue to provide safe and secure housing for the immediate future. 

Clearly the transformation that has occurred over the past decade has been remarkable, but as we’ve shown, our work is not yet done. We look forward to continuing to invest and reinvest in our properties and in our communities, so that low income families throughout Madison County have access to the safe, healthy housing environments that are the essential foundation for a brighter future. 

Andy Hightower   
Executive Director

Madison County Housing Authority

Central Office

2 Eastport Plaza Drive
Collinsville, IL 62234

Phone: (618) 345-5142


Monday:  8am to 4:30pm

Tuesday:  8am to 4:30pm

Wednesday:  8am to 4:30pm

Thursday:  8am to 4:30pm

Friday: Closed to the Public