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Affordable Housing In Carbondale
Jackson County, Illinois

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Carbondale

Mill Street

703 S Rawlings St
Carbondale, Illinois
$671-1,032
Studio-3 BR
Subsidized

Carbondale Towers

810 W Mill St
Carbondale, Illinois
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized

Carbondale Supportive Housing

709 E College St
Carbondale, Illinois
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

The Fields

700 S Lewis Ln
Carbondale, Illinois
Subsidized

The Villas of Carbondale

New Era Apt
Carbondale, Illinois

Jackson Street Apartments

205 N Wall St
Carbondale, Illinois

Prairie Living West

955 Villa Ct
Carbondale, Illinois

Carbondale

513 E Fisher St
Carbondale, Illinois

Carbondale

300 S Marion St
Carbondale, Illinois

Carbondale

1425 Old West Main St
Carbondale, Illinois

Housing Authorities that serve Carbondale

Housing Authority Programs
Jackson County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Carbondale, Illinois

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 990 affordable apartments for rent in Carbondale, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Carbondale, Illinois

Carbondale features 743 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 Carbondale, Illinois

There are 247 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Carbondale.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Carbondale, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Carbondale landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Carbondale.

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

2020 Carbondale, 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 $479 $571 $735 $954 $1,028
Payment Standard Range $431 to $527 $514 to $628 $662 to $809 $859 to $1,049 $925 to $1,131

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Carbondale, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 990
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 743
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 72.97%
Average Renter Household Size 2.19
Average Household Size 2.30
Median Household Income $17,764 ±$1,833
Median Rent $686 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 60.71% ± 4.78pp
Total Population 26,192

Population and Household Demographics

Carbondale is a city in Jackson County, Illinois with a population of 26,192. There are 9,724 households in the city with an average household size of 2.30 persons. 72.97% of households in Carbondale are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Carbondale

The median gross income for households in Carbondale is $17,764 a year, or $1,480 a month. The median rent for the city is $686 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Carbondale, a household making less than $2,287 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 60.71% of households who rent are overburdened in Carbondale.

Area Median Income In Carbondale

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 Carbondale, the AMI is calculated from all households within Jackson County.

In Carbondale, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,300

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 Carbondale

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 Carbondale

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,250 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $23,700 $27,100 $30,500 $33,850 $36,600 $39,300 $42,000 $44,700
80% of Median $37,950 $43,350 $48,750 $54,150 $58,500 $62,850 $67,150 $71,500