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Affordable Housing In Collinsville
Madison County, Illinois

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Collinsville

Woodland Park Apartments

80 Burlington Dr
Collinsville, Illinois

Woodland Towers Apartments

306 Pine Lake Road
Collinsville, Illinois

Woodland Towers

306 Pine Lake Rd
Collinsville, Illinois

Northgate Homes

150 S Aurora St
Collinsville, Illinois
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Housing Authorities that serve Collinsville

Housing Authority Programs
Madison County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Collinsville, Illinois

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 486 affordable apartments for rent in Collinsville, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Collinsville, Illinois

Collinsville features 406 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 Collinsville, Illinois

There are 80 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Collinsville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Collinsville, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Collinsville landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Collinsville.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Collinsville, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $815 and $996.

2020 Collinsville, 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
Fair Market Rent $633 $701 $905 $1,185 $1,395
Payment Standard Range $570 to $696 $631 to $771 $815 to $996 $1,067 to $1,304 $1,256 to $1,535

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Collinsville, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 486
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 406
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.9%
Average Renter Household Size 2.22
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $50,015 ±$4,112
Median Rent $810 ±$34
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.57% ± 7.12pp
Total Population 25,025

Population and Household Demographics

Collinsville is a city in Madison County, Illinois with a population of 25,025. There are 10,626 households in the city with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 38.9% of households in Collinsville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Collinsville

The median gross income for households in Collinsville is $50,015 a year, or $4,168 a month. The median rent for the city is $810 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Collinsville, a household making less than $2,700 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Collinsville.

Area Median Income In Collinsville

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Collinsville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Madison County.

In Collinsville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,900

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 Collinsville

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 Collinsville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,400 $19,900 $22,400 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $29,050 $33,200 $37,350 $41,450 $44,800 $48,100 $51,400 $54,750
80% of Median $46,450 $53,050 $59,700 $66,300 $71,650 $76,950 $82,250 $87,550