Affordable Housing In Beardstown
Cass County, Illinois

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Beardstown

Beardstown Apartments

412 Beard Street
Beardstown, Illinois
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1-2 BR

Beardstown Apartments

600 W 4th St
Beardstown, Illinois

St Anne Residence

309 E 9th St
Beardstown, Illinois
Elderly Supportive Housing

Parkview Apartments

Clendenon/4Th And 5th St
Beardstown, Illinois
Disabled Supportive Housing

Cila Home I

220 E 14th St
Beardstown, Illinois

Elderly Housing

900 W 6th St
Beardstown, Illinois

Welch Woods Mhr - 2034 8855t Chandlervil

8855 Chandlerville Rd
Beardstown, Illinois

Welch Woods

12 Frank Wessel Dr
Beardstown, Illinois

Cila Home ( Beardstown Il 2 )

6 Bridgeview
Beardstown, Illinois

Riverside Apartments

1A Frank Wessel Dr
Beardstown, Illinois
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Beardstown, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Beardstown, Illinois

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Cass County Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Beardstown, Illinois

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 503 affordable apartments for rent in Beardstown, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Beardstown, Illinois

Beardstown features 406 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 Beardstown, Illinois

There are 97 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Beardstown.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Beardstown, Illinois

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Beardstown, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $662 and $809.

2022 Beardstown, 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
Beardstown, Illinois Fair Market Rent $503 $559 $735 $933 $997
Beardstown, Illinois Payment Standard Range $453 to $553 $503 to $615 $662 to $809 $840 to $1,026 $897 to $1,097

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Beardstown, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 503
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 406
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.73%
Average Renter Household Size 2.48
Average Household Size 2.68
Median Household Income $38,224 ±$5,044
Median Rent $575 ±$76
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.09% ± 9.22pp
Total Population 6,217

Population and Household Demographics

Beardstown is a city in Cass County, Illinois with a population of 6,217. There are 2,268 households in the city with an average household size of 2.68 persons. 36.73% of households in Beardstown are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Beardstown

The median gross income for households in Beardstown is $38,224 a year, or $3,185 a month. The median rent for the city is $575 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Beardstown, a household making less than $1,917 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.09% of households who rent are overburdened in Beardstown.

Area Median Income In Beardstown

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Beardstown, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cass County.

In Beardstown, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,200

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 Beardstown

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 Beardstown

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Beardstown AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,950 $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 Beardstown AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$26,600 $30,400 $34,200 $37,950 $41,000 $44,050 $47,100 $50,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Beardstown AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$42,500 $48,600 $54,650 $60,700 $65,600 $70,450 $75,300 $80,150