Affordable Housing In Christian County
Illinois

22 Low Income Apartment Communities In Christian County

Pana l Housing Partners

409 Locust Street/ 207 Hayes
Pana, IL
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Shumway Apartments

600 W Third Street
Taylorville, IL
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Kehias Park Square Apartments

500 N. State Street
Pana, IL
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Moweaqua I

207 Lake Street
Moweaqua, IL
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

The Parkway Apartments

1100 Fair Ave
Pana, IL
Subsidized

Park Glen

630 N Webster St
Taylorville, IL
Subsidized

North Ridge Village Apartments

601 N Ridge Ave
Taylorville, IL
Subsidized

Hershey Towers B ( Aka Pana Towers )

202 S Poplar St
Pana, IL
Subsidized

Rolling Meadows Senior Living, Inc

1147 E 1500 North Rd
Taylorville, IL
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Poplar Properties

Illinois St
Assumption, IL
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Christian County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Christian County Illinois Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Christian County, Illinois

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 22 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,341 affordable apartments for rent in Christian County, Illinois. Christian County features 1,164 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 177 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Christian County.

Christian County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 22
Total Low Income Apartments 1,341
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,164
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.45%
Average Renter Household Size 2.08
Average Household Size 2.31
Median Household Income $45,334 ±$2,860
Median Rent $598 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.56% ± 5.56pp
Total Population 34,200

Population and Household Demographics

Christian County is a County in Illinois with a population of 34,200. There are 14,013 households in the county with an average household size of 2.31 persons. 25.45% of households in Christian County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Christian County

The median gross income for households in Christian County is $45,334 a year, or $3,778 a month. The median rent for the county is $598 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Christian County, a household making less than $1,993 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.56% of households who rent are overburdened in Christian County.1

Area Median Income In Christian 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 Christian County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,600

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 Christian 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 Christian County HUD Rental Assistance in Christian County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,950 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,250 $26,550 $29,850 $33,150 $35,850 $38,500 $41,150 $43,800
80% of Median $37,150 $42,450 $47,750 $53,050 $57,300 $61,550 $65,800 $70,050
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Christian County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1991 to 2006, 11 low income apartment communities containing 217 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Christian County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Christian County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,250 $26,550 $29,850 $33,150 $35,850 $38,500 $41,150 $43,800
60% of Median $27,900 $31,860 $35,820 $39,780 $43,020 $46,200 $49,380 $52,560

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Christian County is $35,820 a year, or $2,985 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,985 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $896 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $581 $623 $746 $863 $963 $1,062
60% $698 $747 $896 $1,035 $1,155 $1,274
Fair Market Rents in Christian County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$504 $569 $707 $899 $958

Cities In Christian County

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City Listings Served By
Taylorville 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Taylorville is the Housing Authority of Christian County Illinois.
Pana 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pana is the Housing Authority of Christian County Illinois.
Moweaqua 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Moweaqua is the Housing Authority of Christian County Illinois.
Assumption 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Assumption is the Housing Authority of Christian County Illinois.
Bulpitt 0
Edinburg 0
Harvel 0
Jeisyville 0
Kincaid 0
Langleyville 0
Morrisonville 0
Mount Auburn 0
Owaneco 0
Palmer 0
Stonington 0
Tovey 0