Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Champaign, IL

Discover affordable housing in Champaign where there are 27+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Town Center Apartments

2413 N. Neil Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820

bed 2-3
payment $669-769/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

Countrybrook Apartments

2592 W Springfield Ave, Champaign, Illinois 61821

bed 1-3

Round Barn Manor Apartments

2000 W John Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Eden Supportive Living of Champaign

222 N State St, Champaign, Illinois 61820

501 W Bradley Ave

501 W Bradley Ave, Champaign, Illinois 61820

bed 2
payment $1000/mo.

408 W Healey St Unit 1

408 W Healey St Unit 1, Champaign, Illinois 61820

bed 2
payment $900/mo.

1101 W Church St Unit 2

1101 W Church St Unit 2, Champaign, Illinois 61821

bed 1
payment $725/mo.

Twin Oaks

2415-2435 W Bradley Ave, Champaign, Illinois 61821

bed 1
payment $610/mo.

302 W Washington St Unit 1

302 W Washington St Unit 1, Champaign, Illinois 61820

bed 1
payment $849/mo.

Parkland Cove Apartments

3701 Harbor Estates Ln, Champaign, Illinois 61822

bed 2
payment $995/mo.

606 N Prairie St

606 N Prairie St, Champaign, Illinois 61820

bed 3
payment $1300/mo.

Southwest Apartments

1902 Karen Ct, Champaign, Illinois 61822

bed 2
payment $815/mo.

The Haven at Market Place

501 Interstate Dr, Champaign, Illinois 61822

bed 1-2

Providence at Thornberry

3800 Colleen Drive, Champaign, Illinois 61822

bed 1-4

Providence at Sycamore Hills

1301 N. McKinley, Champaign, Illinois 61821

bed 2-3

Times Center Construction

70 E Washington St, Champaign, Illinois 61820

Douglas Square Apartments

Bradley And 4th St, Champaign, Illinois 61820

Oakwood Trace Townhomes

304 E Beardsley Ave, Champaign, Illinois 61820

Gregory School Apartments

202 W Columbia Ave, Champaign, Illinois 61820

Bristol Place

114-19 E Garwood St, Champaign, Illinois 61820

bed 2-3

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Champaign, Illinois

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
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Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Champaign, Illinois
$19.87/hour
$5.87 (+42%) more than Illinois minimum wage and $12.62 (+174%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the 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 programs for Champaign, Illinois.

Go to the Illinois Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Champaign.

How many renters live in Champaign, Illinois?

The City of Champaign has 89,245 people living in 36,997 households.

There are 41,195 renters living in 21,220 renter households in this City. Renters make up 46.16 percent of the population living in Champaign.

What is the rental market like in Champaign, Illinois?

There are an estimated 42,580 housing units in the Champaign area. Of these, 23,975 units are rental homes, making up 56 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Champaign, Illinois, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Champaign?

The rental vacancy rate in Champaign is 6 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Champaign for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Champaign
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
1,951 5,038 8,010 4,263 1,496
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Champaign

A large number of apartments in Champaign have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Champaign are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 50 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 32 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Champaign

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $880 to $1,397. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $880
One BR $885
Two BR $1,049
Three BR $1,372
Four BR $1,397
2024 Fair Market Rents in Champaign, Illinois

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Champaign?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 859 44 percent
One BR 2,709 54 percent
Two BR 2,670 33 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Champaign, Illinois

How many affordable rental units are in Champaign?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Champaign, Illinois including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 810
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 308
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Champaign, Illinois

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Champaign, Illinois

Champaign features 696 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 450 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 $944 and $1,154.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.