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Affordable Housing In Alexander County
Illinois

44 Low Income Apartment Communities In Alexander County

Turnberry Court Apartments

2811 Champlain St
Ottawa, Illinois
$310-992
1-3 BR
Market Rate

Westridge Apartments

509 Plaza Dr
Mendota, Illinois
$465-545
1-3 BR

Streator Manor Apartments

404 Richards Street
Streator, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Ottawa Country Place Apartments

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

Gracefield Apartments

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

Highland Oglesby Apartments

408 Florence St
Oglesby, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Wenona Place Apartments

520-532 West Elm Street
Wenona, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Delta Apartments

1207 Commercial Ave
Cairo, Illinois
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Woodcrest Apartments

1410 Dakota Drive
Ottawa, Illinois
Subsidized

Country Meadows

504 Plaza Dr
Mendota, Illinois
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

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 44 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,222 affordable apartments for rent in Alexander County, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Alexander County, Illinois

Alexander County features 1,612 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 610 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 $696 and $850.

2020 Alexander County, Illinois Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fair Market Rent $542 $587 $773 $1,115 $1,188
Payment Standard Range $488 to $596 $528 to $646 $696 to $850 $1,004 to $1,227 $1,069 to $1,307

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Alexander County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 44
Total Low Income Apartments 2,222
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,612
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.

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 $67,000

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 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 $14,100 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $23,450 $26,800 $30,150 $33,500 $36,200 $38,900 $41,550 $44,250
80% of Median $37,550 $42,900 $48,250 $53,600 $57,900 $62,200 $66,500 $70,800

Cities In Alexander County

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