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Town Center Apartments

2413 N. Neil Street
Champaign, Illinois
2-3 BR

Countrybrook Apartments

2592 W Springfield Ave
Champaign, Illinois
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1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

The Haven at Market Place

501 Interstate Dr
Champaign, Illinois
1 BR

Bristol Place

114-19 E Garwood St
Champaign, Illinois
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2-3 BR

Oakwood Trace Apartments

1121 Red Oak Court
Champaign, Illinois
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2-3 BR

Providence at Thornberry

3800 Colleen Drive
Champaign, Illinois
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1-4 BR

Providence at Sycamore Hills

1301 N. McKinley
Champaign, Illinois
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2-3 BR

Eden Supportive Living of Champaign

222 N State St
Champaign, Illinois
Supportive Housing

Douglas Square Apartments

Bradley And 4th St
Champaign, Illinois

Oakwood Trace Townhomes

304 E Beardsley Ave
Champaign, Illinois

There are 598 low-income apartments in Champaign that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Champaign, Illinois can range from $669 to $769 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 767 low-income homes in Champaign where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $190 towards rent each month.

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Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on August 24th, 2022. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Affordable Housing Near Champaign

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Champaign

City Apartments
Urbana, IL Affordable Housing programs support 12 apartment communities in Urbana.
Mahomet, IL Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Mahomet.
Rantoul, IL Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Rantoul.
Saint Joseph, IL Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Saint Joseph.
Tolono, IL Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Tolono.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Champaign, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Champaign County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Moving to Work; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD); Homeownership
Go to the Illinois Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Champaign.

Champaign, Illinois Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Champaign, Illinois

Champaign features 767 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 Champaign, Illinois

There are 598 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Champaign.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Champaign, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Champaign landlords $300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Champaign.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Champaign, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $927 and $1,133.

2023 Champaign, 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
Champaign, Illinois Fair Market Rent $866 $871 $1,030 $1,335 $1,384
Champaign, Illinois Payment Standard Range $779 to $953 $784 to $958 $927 to $1,133 $1,202 to $1,469 $1,246 to $1,522

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Champaign, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 19
Total Low Income Apartments 1,869
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 767
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 53.09%
Average Renter Household Size 2.21
Average Household Size 2.30
Median Household Income $42,094 ±$1,660
Median Rent $874 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.97% ± 2.81pp
Total Population 84,008

Population and Household Demographics

Champaign is a city in Champaign County, Illinois with a population of 84,008. There are 33,088 households in the city with an average household size of 2.30 persons. 53.09% of households in Champaign are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Champaign

The median gross income for households in Champaign is $42,094 a year, or $3,508 a month. The median rent for the city is $874 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Champaign, a household making less than $2,913 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.97% of households who rent are overburdened in Champaign.

Area Median Income In Champaign

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 Champaign, the AMI is calculated from all households within Champaign County.

In Champaign, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $91,300

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 Champaign

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 Champaign

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Champaign AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,200 $21,950 $24,700 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Champaign AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,000 $36,550 $41,100 $45,650 $49,350 $53,000 $56,650 $60,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Champaign AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$51,150 $58,450 $65,750 $73,050 $78,900 $84,750 $90,600 $96,450