Affordable Housing In Clark County

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Clark County

Marshall Lamplight Manor

1303 Maple St
Marshall, IL
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Crestside Village Apartments

707 Poplar Street
Marshall, IL
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Marshall Springs Apartments

114 Maple Street
Marshall, IL
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Pearl Street Apartments

101 E Pearl St
Martinsville, IL

Marshall Mill Run Apartments

RR 1 Box B
Marshall, IL

Magnolia Properties

201 N Grant St
Martinsville, IL


208 Maple St
Marshall, IL

Quality Housing Casey Toledo

300 NE 15th St
Casey, IL

Churchill Apartments

1400 E Alabama Ave
Casey, IL
HCV Welcome

Stephens Apartments

1414 Archer Ave
Marshall, IL
HCV Welcome
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Housing Authorities that serve Clark County

Housing Authority Programs
Clark County Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Clark County, Illinois

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 435 affordable apartments for rent in Clark County, Illinois. Clark County features 156 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 256 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Clark County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Clark County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 435
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 156
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.46%
Average Renter Household Size 2.39
Average Household Size 2.40
Median Household Income $50,517 ±$2,304
Median Rent $638 ±$82
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.16% ± 6.99pp
Total Population 16,159

Population and Household Demographics

Clark County is a County in Illinois with a population of 16,159. There are 6,647 households in the county with an average household size of 2.40 persons. 25.46% of households in Clark County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Clark County

The median gross income for households in Clark County is $50,517 a year, or $4,210 a month. The median rent for the county is $638 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Clark County, a household making less than $2,127 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.16% of households who rent are overburdened in Clark County.1

Area Median Income In Clark 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 Clark County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,400

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 Clark 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 Clark County HUD Rental Assistance in Clark 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

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 Clark 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 Clark 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 Clark 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
$479 $536 $706 $947 $1,008

Cities In Clark County

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City Listings Served By
Martinsville 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Martinsville is the Clark County Housing Authority.
Casey 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Casey is the Clark County Housing Authority.
Marshall 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marshall is the Clark County Housing Authority.
Westfield 0
West Union 0