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Affordable Housing In Coles County
Illinois


Waiting List Openings In Coles County

Waiting ListStatus
Menard County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

18 Low Income Apartment Communities In Coles County

Mattoon Towers

90 Prairie Ave
Mattoon, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Charleston I Charleston

1407 Monroe Ave
Charleston, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Charleston II Charleston

2100 E Madison Ave
Charleston, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Colonial Gardens Greenview Manor Apartments

623 W Grant Ave
Charleston, Illinois
Subsidized

Lincolnshire Apartments

1840 Douglas St
Charleston, Illinois

Sunrise Apartments

1817 S 9th St
Mattoon, Illinois
Subsidized

17th Place

2200 S Seventeenth
Mattoon, Illinois
Subsidized

Logan Court

308 N Logan St
Mattoon, Illinois
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cougill Apartments

500 W Polk Ave
Charleston, Illinois
Subsidized

Drehkh Properties

300 Taylor Ave
Charleston, Illinois

Housing Authorities that serve Coles County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority County of Coles Public Housing
Menard County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Coles County, Illinois

There are 18 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,003 affordable apartments for rent in Coles County, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Coles County, Illinois

Coles County features 923 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 Coles County, Illinois

There are 1,080 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Coles County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Coles County, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Coles County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Coles County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Coles County, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $657 and $803.

2021 Coles 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
Coles County, Illinois Fair Market Rent $482 $554 $730 $996 $1,055
Coles County, Illinois Payment Standard Range $434 to $530 $499 to $609 $657 to $803 $896 to $1,096 $950 to $1,161

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Coles County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 18
Total Low Income Apartments 2,003
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 923
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.95%
Average Renter Household Size 2.14
Average Household Size 2.31
Median Household Income $39,588 ±$2,470
Median Rent $626 ±$18
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.14% ± 4.4pp
Total Population 53,037

Population and Household Demographics

Coles County is a county in Illinois with a population of 53,037. There are 21,063 households in the county with an average household size of 2.31 persons. 37.95% of households in Coles County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Coles County

The median gross income for households in Coles County is $39,588 a year, or $3,299 a month. The median rent for the county is $626 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Coles County, a household making less than $2,087 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.14% of households who rent are overburdened in Coles County.

Area Median Income In Coles 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 Coles County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,800

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 Coles 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 Coles County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Coles County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,250 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Coles County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,700 $27,100 $30,500 $33,850 $36,600 $39,300 $42,000 $44,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Coles County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,950 $43,350 $48,750 $54,150 $58,500 $62,850 $67,150 $71,500

Cities In Coles County

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City Served By
Ashmore The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ashmore are the Housing Authority County of Coles and Menard County Housing Authority.
Charleston The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Charleston are the Housing Authority County of Coles and Menard County Housing Authority.
Humboldt The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Humboldt are the Housing Authority County of Coles and Menard County Housing Authority.
Lerna The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lerna are the Housing Authority County of Coles and Menard County Housing Authority.
Mattoon The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mattoon are the Housing Authority County of Coles and Menard County Housing Authority.
Oakland The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Oakland are the Housing Authority County of Coles and Menard County Housing Authority.