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Affordable Housing In East Peoria
Tazewell County, Illinois

Waiting List Openings In East Peoria

Waiting ListStatus
East Peoria Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In East Peoria

Mel Hasty Retirement Center

130 N Main St
East Peoria, Illinois
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cottonwood Cila

513 Cotton Wood Cir
East Peoria, Illinois
Disabled Supportive Housing

South Side Up

1617 N Main St
East Peoria, Illinois
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Housing Authorities that serve East Peoria

Housing Authority Programs
East Peoria Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in East Peoria, Illinois

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 70 affordable apartments for rent in East Peoria, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in East Peoria, Illinois

East Peoria features 66 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 East Peoria, Illinois

There are 4 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in East Peoria.

Housing Choice Vouchers in East Peoria, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay East Peoria landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in East Peoria.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in East Peoria, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $695 and $849.

2020 East Peoria, 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 $564 $606 $772 $998 $1,082
Payment Standard Range $508 to $620 $545 to $667 $695 to $849 $898 to $1,098 $974 to $1,190

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

East Peoria, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 70
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 66
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.04%
Average Renter Household Size 2.03
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $50,877 ±$3,618
Median Rent $663 ±$32
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.53% ± 7.59pp
Total Population 23,137

Population and Household Demographics

East Peoria is a city in Tazewell County, Illinois with a population of 23,137. There are 9,729 households in the city with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 24.04% of households in East Peoria are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in East Peoria

The median gross income for households in East Peoria is $50,877 a year, or $4,240 a month. The median rent for the city is $663 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In East Peoria, a household making less than $2,210 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.53% of households who rent are overburdened in East Peoria.

Area Median Income In East Peoria

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 East Peoria, the AMI is calculated from all households within Tazewell County.

In East Peoria, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,600

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 East Peoria

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 East Peoria

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,750 $19,150 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,900 $31,850 $35,850 $39,800 $43,000 $46,200 $49,400 $52,550
80% of Median $44,600 $51,000 $57,350 $63,700 $68,800 $73,900 $79,000 $84,100