Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Coles County, IL

Discover affordable housing in Coles County where there are 18+ 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.

Mattoon Towers

90 Prairie Ave, Mattoon, Illinois 61938

Country View Estates

2228 Country View Dr, Charleston, Illinois 61920

Sunrise Apartments

1817 S 9th St, Mattoon, Illinois 61938

17th Place

2200 S Seventeenth, Mattoon, Illinois 61938

Penny Lane

523 W Grant Ave, Charleston, Illinois 61920

Drehkh Properties

300 Taylor Ave, Charleston, Illinois 61920

Colonial Gardens Greenview Manor Apartments

623 W Grant Ave, Charleston, Illinois 61920

Lincolnshire Apartments

1840 Douglas St, Charleston, Illinois 61920

Charleston II Charleston

2100 E Madison Ave, Charleston, Illinois 61920

Charleston I Charleston

1407 Monroe Ave, Charleston, Illinois 61920

Cougill Senior Apartments

500 W Polk Ave, Charleston, Illinois 61920

Logan Court

308 N Logan St, Mattoon, Illinois 61938

Fellowship Center

301 Lafayette Ave E, Mattoon, Illinois 61938

Coles Crossing Apartments

Route 16 And Lerna Rd, Mattoon, Illinois 61938

Greenview Apartments

1540 18th St, Charleston, Illinois 61920

Village Apartments of Charleston

Route Edgar Dr, Charleston, Illinois 61920

Hacc - General

109 Prairie Ave, Mattoon, Illinois 61938

Quality Housing

1 Country Vlg, Mattoon, Illinois 61938

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Coles County, Illinois
$2.06 (+15%) more than Illinois minimum wage and $8.81 (+122%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Coles County, 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), Family Self-Sufficiency, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs for Coles County, Illinois.
Operates the Public Housing programs for Coles County, Illinois.

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

How many renters live in Coles County, Illinois?

The County of Coles County has 47,076 people living in 20,385 households.

There are 15,520 renters living in 8,147 renter households in this County. Renters make up 32.97 percent of the population living in Coles County.

What is the rental market like in Coles County, Illinois?

There are an estimated 22,786 housing units in the Coles County area. Of these, 8,822 units are rental homes, making up 39 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Coles County, Illinois, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Coles County?

The rental vacancy rate in Coles County 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 Coles County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Coles County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
565 1,841 3,112 2,041 507
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Coles County

A large number of apartments in Coles County 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 Coles County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 40 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 20 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 Coles County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $575 to $1,133. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $575
One BR $645
Two BR $848
Three BR $1,123
Four BR $1,133
2024 Fair Market Rents in Coles County, Illinois

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

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 482 85 percent
One BR 973 53 percent
Two BR 1,737 56 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Coles County, Illinois

How many affordable rental units are in Coles County?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 605
Public Housing 176
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 572
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 176
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Coles County, Illinois

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

Income Based Apartments in Coles County, Illinois

Coles County features 891 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 382 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 $763 and $933.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.