Affordable Housing In Cass County
Illinois

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cass County

Beardstown Apartments

412 Beard Street
Beardstown, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Cass County Homes

651 South Morgan Street
Virginia, Illinois
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Beardstown Apartments

600 W 4th St
Beardstown, Illinois

St Anne Residence

309 E 9th St
Beardstown, Illinois
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Parkview Apartments

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

Cila Home I

220 E 14th St
Beardstown, Illinois

Elderly Housing

900 W 6th St
Beardstown, Illinois
Subsidized

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

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Cass 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.

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 Cass County, Illinois

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Cass County Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cass County, Illinois

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 523 affordable apartments for rent in Cass County, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Cass County, Illinois

Cass County 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 Cass County, Illinois

There are 117 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cass County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cass County, Illinois

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cass County, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $697 and $851.

2023 Cass 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
Cass County, Illinois Fair Market Rent $531 $588 $774 $1,010 $1,143
Cass County, Illinois Payment Standard Range $478 to $584 $529 to $647 $697 to $851 $909 to $1,111 $1,029 to $1,257

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Cass County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 523
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 406
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.21%
Average Renter Household Size 2.42
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $47,434 ±$3,013
Median Rent $594 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 29.82% ± 5.99pp
Total Population 13,254

Population and Household Demographics

Cass County is a county in Illinois with a population of 13,254. There are 5,200 households in the county with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 27.21% of households in Cass County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cass County

The median gross income for households in Cass County is $47,434 a year, or $3,953 a month. The median rent for the county is $594 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cass County, a household making less than $1,980 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 29.82% of households who rent are overburdened in Cass County.

Area Median Income In Cass 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 Cass County, 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 Cass 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 Cass County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Cass County 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 Cass County 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 Cass County 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

Cities In Cass County

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City Served By
Arenzville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arenzville is the Housing Authority of Cass County.
Ashland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ashland is the Housing Authority of Cass County.
Beardstown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beardstown is the Housing Authority of Cass County.
Chandlerville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chandlerville is the Housing Authority of Cass County.
Virginia The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Virginia is the Housing Authority of Cass County.