Affordable Housing in America
  • 20.6 million households now pay more than half of their income for housing, including seven out of ten households with annual incomes of less than $15,000 (State of the Nation’s Housing).
  • Minimum wage earners are unable to afford even a one-bedroom home anywhere in the country (Out of Reach report).
  • 57% of renters in cities live in areas where the fair market rent for a two-bedroom rental is not affordable even with two minimum wage jobs (Out of Reach Report)
  • Public housing is home to more than 2 million people, almost 40 percent of whom are children.
  • Public housing faces an estimated at over $26 billion backlog in capital repairs.
  • 35 percent of residents in federally assisted housing have a disability; 31 percent are age 62 or older; and 38 percent are single-parent families (State of the Nation’s Housing).
  • 10,000 public housing units are lost every year (State of the Nation’s Housing).
  • For every 100 extremely low-income households, there are only 30 affordable units available (Out of Reach report).
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The Springfield Housing Authority is the primary leader in providing quality affordable housing to individuals and families, while encouraging partnerships necessary for residents to develop self-sufficiency and to be productive members of the community.

A Message from Jackie L. Newman,
Executive Director


The Springfield Housing Authority is “changing lives one key at a time” and we are proud of the service that we provide to the affordable housing community within the City of Springfield and surrounding areas. The need for affordable housing continues to grow, and the SHA is working diligently through public and private partnerships in addressing this growing need.

I am excited about our newest RAD 28 Unit Project Conversion of Lincolnwood Estates. It is ready for leasing and applications are being taken as listed above.

The Springfield Housing Authority is always looking at ways in which we can make the lives of those we serve -- better. For the next few years the Springfield Housing Authority has adopted as its theme: HOPE (Housing, Opportunity, People, and Empowerment). Our goal is to “grow” housing through new construction and partnerships with affordable housing developers; “advocate” on behalf of clients for public policies and laws that do not have an adverse impact on the constituents we serve; and “preserve” current housing stock that is already designated as affordable.

Again, welcome and enjoy navigating through our website!!!

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The Springfield Housing Authority (SHA) proudly serves the Springfield and surrounding community by providing affordable housing to a broad range of persons, inclusive of but not limited to, senior citizens, individuals, families, persons with disabilities, etc.