Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Alexander County, IL

Discover affordable housing in Alexander County where there are 45+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Turnberry Court Apartments

2811 Champlain St, Ottawa, Illinois 61350

Streator Manor Apartments

404 Richards Street, Streator, Illinois 61364

Highland Oglesby Apartments

408 Florence St, Oglesby, Illinois 61348

Gracefield Apartments

2727 Cherie Lane, Ottawa, Illinois 61350

Ottawa Country Place Apartments

701 W McKinley St, Ottawa, Illinois 61350

Wenona Place Apartments

520-532 West Elm Street, Wenona, Illinois 61377

Anthony Place at Ottawa

727 Clinton St., Ottawa, Illinois 61350

Country Meadows

504 Plaza Dr, Mendota, Illinois 61342

Northline Terrace

105 20th St, Mendota, Illinois 61342

Woodcrest Apartments

1410 Dakota Drive, Ottawa, Illinois 61350

Delta Apartments

1207 Commercial Ave, Cairo, Illinois 62914

Country Place Apartments II

1015 Route 34, Earlville, Illinois 60518

Westridge Apartments

509 Plaza Dr, Mendota, Illinois 61342

Peru Senior Housing Phase II

2150 Pulaski St, Peru, Illinois 61354

Little Egypt Housing CO Keyhole to Oppo

1600 Yost Drive, Cairo, Illinois 62914

Peru Senior Housing

2301 Marquette Rd, Peru, Illinois 61354

D. B. Ravlin Center

400 E Washington St, Ottawa, Illinois 61350

Horizon Residential Alternatives II, Inc

1519 26th St, Peru, Illinois 61354

Little Egypt Apartments

310 18th St, Cairo, Illinois 62914

Fornof Manor

606 E Morrell St, Streator, Illinois 61364

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Alexander County, Illinois
$3.67 (+26%) more than Illinois minimum wage and $10.42 (+144%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Alexander County, Illinois?

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Operates the Public Housing programs for Alexander County, Illinois.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Family Self-Sufficiency, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs for Alexander County, Illinois.

Go to the Illinois Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Alexander County.

How many renters live in Alexander County, Illinois?

The County of Alexander County has 5,261 people living in 1,727 households.

There are 944 renters living in 381 renter households in this County. Renters make up 17.94 percent of the population living in Alexander County.

What is the rental market like in Alexander County, Illinois?

There are an estimated 3,000 housing units in the Alexander County area. Of these, 483 units are rental homes, making up 16 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Alexander County, Illinois, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Alexander County?

The rental vacancy rate in Alexander County is 20 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Alexander County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Alexander County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
112 66 93 94 16
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Alexander County

A large number of apartments in Alexander County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Alexander County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 28 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 12 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Alexander County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $685 to $1,540. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $685
One BR $742
Two BR $933
Three BR $1,315
Four BR $1,540
2024 Fair Market Rents in Alexander County, Illinois

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Alexander County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 104 93 percent
One BR 45 68 percent
Two BR 57 61 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Alexander County, Illinois

How many affordable rental units are in Alexander County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Alexander County, Illinois including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 6
Public Housing 158
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 37
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 65
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Alexander County, Illinois

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Alexander County, Illinois

Alexander County features 1,632 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Alexander County, Illinois

There are 474 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Alexander County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Alexander County, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Alexander County landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Alexander County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Alexander County, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $840 and $1,026.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.