Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the waiting list for one of your Rural Development Apartments (Avon, Bushnell, Ipava, Mason City, and Vermont)?

Wait times vary quite a bit at these complexes. Rural Development’s tenant selection process does not go by date and time of a tenant’s application. It focuses on income specifically. Some applicants may get an apartment soon after they apply, while others may have sat on the waiting list for quite a while without getting a unit. Applicants should keep the housing authority up to date with their income information as well as their current phone number and address.

Are there any preferences for your Rural Development program?

No. Our Rural Development program does not have any preference points for applicants.

Are any utilities included or furnished at your Rural Development Apartments?

Our Rural Development Apartments all offer included services for water, sewer, and garbage, though these services may differ depending on the complex. Avon, Bushnell, and Mason City have a dumpster on site, while Ipava and Vermont have regular weekly trash removal service.

How do I apply?

Applicants can apply in person at our office located at 1002 East Laurel Ave., Havana, IL 62644. Applicants can also request for an application to be mailed for them or fill out our online application forms that are available on each apartment page in the navigation.

What are the income guidelines?

Income level is the most important factor in determining eligibility. Income level is determined by the median area income for a county. Income information by county is available online, or at any local HUD office.

Are pets allowed?

Pets are allowed with a pet deposit. Please call the office at 309-210-0111 for guidelines.

Do I pay utilities separately from rent?

Yes, tenants are responsible for all utilities.

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