Perry County Housing Authority director provides stepping stone for those facing life's obstacles
Perry County Housing Authority (PCHA) Executive Director Stephanie Hubler enjoys the challenges and rewards that her job brings each day.
”It a different adventure every day,” Hubler told SW Illinois News. “There are always good and bad stories and happenings in any job and that’s especially true in housing. You deal with many different people, each with their own personality and story. Some people's choices cause them to struggle more than others, and for others it's more circumstances. When you have a total success story come with a thank you note from that tenant that really worked to overcome life’s obstacles, it feels good to know you really helped them.”
Hubler joined PCHA in 2006 after working as a paralegal for a decade following her graduation from Southern Illinois University in 1997. She became executive director in March 2013.
PCHA offers individuals and families apartments for rent based on income. Housing applicants are required to submit information on things such as past and present employers, prior landlords, expenses and assets. The authority manages 348 apartments throughout the counties of Cutler, Du Quoin, Pinckneyville, Tamaroa and Willisville. Apartments range from one-bedrooms to four-bedrooms.
“It is a joint effort with all of our team,” Hubler said. “PCHA has great staff who have remained committed and loyal to the housing authority for decades”
Hubler hopes to continue to help keep housing affordable for the people of Southern Illinois.
“Public housing in Perry County is a stepping stone for those with limited resources,” she said. “We provide low-income housing for those who need it so they can maintain their activities within the community whether it be school, a job or family matters.”
Hubler was born and raised in Pinckneyville, where she still resides. She spends her free time with her kids and extended family.