Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. 

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Affordable Housing In Alexander County
Illinois

44 Low Income Apartment Communities In Alexander County

Cedar Villa Apartments

4th and Missouri
Tamms, Illinois

Leland Elderly Apartments

265 W Genessee St
Leland, Illinois
Subsidized

Evergreen Place - Streator

1527 E Main St
Streator, Illinois

Country View Apartments

307 Water St
Earlville, Illinois

Mc Bride Place

700 Elmwood Pl
Cairo, Illinois

Scattered Sites

430 14th St
Cairo, Illinois

Tamms Front Street Apartments

500 Front St
Tamms, Illinois

C.J. Rentals

1905 1st St
Peru, Illinois

J.D. Rentals

1911 1st St
Peru, Illinois

Manor House Apartments 1

2100 Somerset Dr
Ottawa, Illinois

Housing Authorities that serve Alexander County

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)

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 $726 and $888.

2021 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 $537 $612 $807 $1,155 $1,216
Alexander County, Illinois Payment Standard Range $483 to $591 $551 to $673 $726 to $888 $1,040 to $1,271 $1,094 to $1,338

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

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
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.
$14,100 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
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.
$23,450 $26,800 $30,150 $33,500 $36,200 $38,900 $41,550 $44,250
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.
$37,550 $42,900 $48,250 $53,600 $57,900 $62,200 $66,500 $70,800

Cities In Alexander County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

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