Affordable Housing In Alexander County
Illinois

42 Low Income Apartment Communities In Alexander County

Turnberry Court Apartments II

2811 Champlain St
Ottawa, IL
$310-992
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Turnberry Court Apartments I

2811 Champlain St
Ottawa, IL
$310-992
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome
Market Rate

Westridge Apartments

509 Plaza Dr
Mendota, IL
$465-545
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Streator Manor Apartments

404 Richards Street
Streator, IL
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Ottawa Country Place Apartments

701 W McKinley St
Ottawa, IL
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Gracefield Apartments

2727 Cherie Lane
Ottawa, IL
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Highland Oglesby Apartments

408 Florence St
Oglesby, IL
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Anthony Place at Ottawa

727 Clinton St
Ottawa, IL
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Wenona Place Apartments

520-532 West Elm Street
Wenona, IL
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Delta Apartments

1207 Commercial Ave
Cairo, IL
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Alexander County

Housing Authority Programs
Alexander County Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Alexander County, Illinois

There are 42 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,256 affordable apartments for rent in Alexander County, Illinois. Alexander County features 1,540 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 716 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Alexander County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Alexander County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 42
Total Low Income Apartments 2,256
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,540
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.79%
Average Renter Household Size 2.56
Average Household Size 2.65
Median Household Income $27,265 ±$3,011
Median Rent $358 ±$86
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 28.84% ± 7.29pp
Total Population 7,364

Population and Household Demographics

Alexander County is a County in Illinois with a population of 7,364. There are 2,644 households in the county with an average household size of 2.65 persons. 32.79% of households in Alexander County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Alexander County

The median gross income for households in Alexander County is $27,265 a year, or $2,272 a month. The median rent for the county is $358 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Alexander County, a household making less than $1,193 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 28.84% of households who rent are overburdened in Alexander County.1

Area Median Income In Alexander County

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

In Alexander County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,600

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Alexander County

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for Alexander County HUD Rental Assistance in Alexander County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,400 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,000
50% of Median $22,300 $25,450 $28,650 $31,800 $34,350 $36,900 $39,450 $42,000
80% of Median $35,650 $40,750 $45,850 $50,900 $55,000 $59,050 $63,150 $67,200
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Alexander County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1995 to 2009, 13 low income apartment communities containing 516 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Alexander County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Alexander County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,300 $25,450 $28,650 $31,800 $34,350 $36,900 $39,450 $42,000
60% of Median $26,760 $30,540 $34,380 $38,160 $41,220 $44,280 $47,340 $50,400

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Alexander County is $34,380 a year, or $2,865 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,865 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $860 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $558 $597 $716 $827 $923 $1,018
60% $669 $716 $860 $992 $1,107 $1,222
Fair Market Rents in Alexander County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$542 $587 $773 $1,115 $1,188

Cities In Alexander County

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City Listings Served By
Ottawa 12 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ottawa is the Alexander County Housing Authority.
Marseilles 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marseilles is the Alexander County Housing Authority.
Cairo 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cairo is the Alexander County Housing Authority.
Leland 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leland is the Alexander County Housing Authority.
Streator 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Streator is the Alexander County Housing Authority.
Wenona 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wenona is the Alexander County Housing Authority.
Mendota 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mendota is the Alexander County Housing Authority.
Earlville 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Earlville is the Alexander County Housing Authority.
Oglesby 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oglesby is the Alexander County Housing Authority.
Peru 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Peru is the Alexander County Housing Authority.
Tamms 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tamms is the Alexander County Housing Authority.
East Cape Girardeau 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Cape Girardeau is the Alexander County Housing Authority.
Olive Branch 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Olive Branch is the Alexander County Housing Authority.
Thebes 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Thebes is the Alexander County Housing Authority.
McClure 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves McClure is the Alexander County Housing Authority.