Affordable Housing In Crawford County
Illinois

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Crawford County

Village Manor

104 S Lincoln St
Oblong, Illinois
Subsidized

Countryside Village

501 W Highsmith St
Robinson, Illinois

Meadows Apartments

702 West Highsmith Road
Robinson, Illinois

Park Place West

1101 W Main St
Robinson, Illinois
Subsidized

Quality Housing Robinson Hutsonvil

106 N Mitchell Ave
Robinson, Illinois

Park Place Oblong Oblong

102 W Michigan St
Oblong, Illinois
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Crawford 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Crawford County, Illinois

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Ford Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); 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 Crawford County, Illinois

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 137 affordable apartments for rent in Crawford County, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Crawford County, Illinois

Crawford County features 29 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 Crawford County, Illinois

There are 108 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Crawford County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Crawford County, Illinois

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Crawford County, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $697 and $851.

2023 Crawford 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
Crawford County, Illinois Fair Market Rent $531 $620 $774 $989 $1,318
Crawford County, Illinois Payment Standard Range $478 to $584 $558 to $682 $697 to $851 $890 to $1,088 $1,186 to $1,450

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Crawford County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 137
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 29
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.31%
Average Renter Household Size 2.28
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $47,468 ±$2,993
Median Rent $561 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.21% ± 6.5pp
Total Population 19,541

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.

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 $71,100

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Crawford County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Crawford County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,950 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Crawford County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$26,600 $30,400 $34,200 $37,950 $41,000 $44,050 $47,100 $50,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Crawford County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$42,500 $48,600 $54,650 $60,700 $65,600 $70,450 $75,300 $80,150

Cities In Crawford County

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City Served By
Annapolis The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Annapolis are the Housing Authority of the County of Ford and Menard County Housing Authority.
Flat Rock The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Flat Rock are the Housing Authority of the County of Ford and Menard County Housing Authority.
Hutsonville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hutsonville are the Housing Authority of the County of Ford and Menard County Housing Authority.
Oblong The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Oblong are the Housing Authority of the County of Ford and Menard County Housing Authority.
Palestine The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Palestine are the Housing Authority of the County of Ford and Menard County Housing Authority.
Robinson The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Robinson are the Housing Authority of the County of Ford and Menard County Housing Authority.
Stoy The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Stoy are the Housing Authority of the County of Ford and Menard County Housing Authority.
West York The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve West York are the Housing Authority of the County of Ford and Menard County Housing Authority.