Affordable Housing In Crawford County

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Crawford County

Village Manor

104 S Lincoln St
Oblong, IL

Countryside Village

501 West Highsmith Road

Meadows Apartments

702 West Highsmith Road

Park Place West

1101 W Main St
Robinson, IL

Heartland Village of Robinson

502 W Highsmith St
Robinson, IL
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Quality Housing Robinson Hutsonvil

106 N Mitchell Ave
Robinson, IL
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There are 6 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 156 affordable apartments for rent in Crawford County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 24 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Crawford County, HUD housing programs support 8 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 132 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Crawford County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Ford Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Crawford County, Illinois

Crawford County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 156
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.31%
Average Renter Household Size 2.28
Total Population 19,541
Housing Units 7,620
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $47,468 ±$2,993
Median Rent $561 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.21% ± 6.5pp

Population and Household Demographics

Crawford County is a County in Illinois with a population of 19,541. There are 7,620 households in the county with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 20.31% of households in Crawford County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Crawford County

The median gross income for households in Crawford County is $47,468 a year, or $3,956 a month. The median rent for the county is $561 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Crawford County, a household making less than $1,870 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.21% of households who rent are overburdened in Crawford County.1

Area Median Income In Crawford 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 Crawford County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,100

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 Crawford 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 Crawford County HUD Rental Assistance in Crawford 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 Crawford 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 1996, 2 low income apartment communities containing 40 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Crawford 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 Crawford County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
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 Crawford 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 Crawford 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$473 $593 $697 $873 $942

Cities In Crawford County

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City Listings Served By
Robinson 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Robinson is the Housing Authority of the County of Ford.
Oblong 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oblong is the Housing Authority of the County of Ford.
Hutsonville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hutsonville is the Housing Authority of the County of Ford.
Annapolis 0
Palestine 0
Stoy 0
West York 0
Flat Rock 0