Affordable Housing In Alexander County
Illinois

Affordable Housing programs support 1,612 income based apartments in Alexander County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 666 affordable apartments in Alexander County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Alexander County, Illinois

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Alexander County. Go to the Illinois Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Alexander County.

Country Meadows

504 Plaza Dr
Mendota, Illinois
Rent Assisted
Accessible
62+

Streator Unlimited Development Corporation

315 S Sterling St
Streator, Illinois
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Little Egypt Housing CO Keyhole to Oppo

1600 Yost Drive
Cairo, Illinois
Rent Assisted

Little Egypt Apartments

310 18th St
Cairo, Illinois
Rent Assisted

Fornof Manor

606 E Morrell St
Streator, Illinois
Rent Assisted

Horizon Residential Alternatives II, Inc

1519 26th St
Peru, Illinois
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Streator Senior Housing Phase II

601 Oakley
Streator, Illinois
Affordable

Peru Senior Housing Phase II

2150 Pulaski St
Peru, Illinois
Affordable

Peru Senior Housing

2301 Marquette Rd
Peru, Illinois
Affordable

Country Place Apartments II

1015 Route 34
Earlville, Illinois
Rent Assisted
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Affordable Housing In Alexander County

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City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Cairo, IL Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Cairo.
Affordable Housing In Earlville, IL Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Earlville.
Affordable Housing In Leland, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Leland.
Affordable Housing In Marseilles, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Marseilles.
Affordable Housing In Mendota, IL Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Mendota.
Affordable Housing In Oglesby, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Oglesby.
Affordable Housing In Ottawa, IL Affordable Housing programs support 12 apartment communities in Ottawa.
Affordable Housing In Peru, IL Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Peru.
Affordable Housing In Streator, IL Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Streator.
Affordable Housing In Tamms, IL Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Tamms.
Affordable Housing In Wenona, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Wenona.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
Alexander County Housing Authority Public Housing
Menard County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
Go to the Illinois Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Alexander County.

Alexander County, Illinois Affordable Housing Data

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 666 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 $784 and $958.

2023 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
Alexander County, Illinois Fair Market Rent $597 $680 $871 $1,238 $1,372
Alexander County, Illinois Payment Standard Range $537 to $657 $612 to $748 $784 to $958 $1,114 to $1,362 $1,235 to $1,509

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Alexander County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 45
Total Low Income Apartments 2,278
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 $78,400

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Alexander County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,950 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Alexander County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,950 $28,500 $32,050 $35,600 $38,450 $41,300 $44,150 $47,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Alexander County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$39,900 $45,600 $51,300 $56,950 $61,550 $66,100 $70,650 $75,200