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Affordable Housing In Fayette County
Illinois


Waiting List Openings In Fayette County

Waiting ListStatus
Menard County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fayette County

Vandalia Country Place Apartments

929 West Johnson Street
Vandalia, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Capitol Pointe Apartments

2415 W. Randolph Street
Vandalia, Illinois
$335-480
2-3 BR

Sycamore Properties

Washington E 2nd Main St
Farina, Illinois

Vandalia Heights Vandalia

1910 W Randolph St
Vandalia, Illinois
Subsidized

J and J Apartments 2

701 W Fletcher St
Vandalia, Illinois

Sycamore Properties Ramsy Farina St Pet

711 W Washington St
Farina, Illinois
Subsidized

Hannah Housing Brownstown

348 S 3rd St
Brownstown, Illinois
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Housing Authorities that serve Fayette County

Housing Authority Programs
Menard County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fayette County, Illinois

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 332 affordable apartments for rent in Fayette County, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Fayette County, Illinois

Fayette County features 240 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 Fayette County, Illinois

There are 92 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fayette County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fayette County, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Fayette County landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Fayette County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Fayette County, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $630 and $770.

2021 Fayette 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
Fayette County, Illinois Fair Market Rent $498 $568 $700 $871 $949
Fayette County, Illinois Payment Standard Range $448 to $548 $511 to $625 $630 to $770 $784 to $958 $854 to $1,044

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Fayette County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 332
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 240
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 18.71%
Average Renter Household Size 2.46
Average Household Size 2.63
Median Household Income $43,944 ±$2,186
Median Rent $578 ±$46
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.67% ± 7.46pp
Total Population 22,136

Population and Household Demographics

Fayette County is a county in Illinois with a population of 22,136. There are 7,761 households in the county with an average household size of 2.63 persons. 18.71% of households in Fayette County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fayette County

The median gross income for households in Fayette County is $43,944 a year, or $3,662 a month. The median rent for the county is $578 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fayette County, a household making less than $1,927 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.67% of households who rent are overburdened in Fayette County.

Area Median Income In Fayette 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 Fayette County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,000

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 Fayette 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 Fayette County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Fayette County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,250 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Fayette County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,700 $27,100 $30,500 $33,850 $36,600 $39,300 $42,000 $44,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Fayette County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,950 $43,350 $48,750 $54,150 $58,500 $62,850 $67,150 $71,500

Cities In Fayette County

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City Served By
Bingham The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bingham is the Menard County Housing Authority.
Brownstown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brownstown is the Menard County Housing Authority.
Farina The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Farina is the Menard County Housing Authority.
Ramsey The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ramsey is the Menard County Housing Authority.
St. Elmo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Elmo is the Menard County Housing Authority.
St. Peter The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Peter is the Menard County Housing Authority.
Vandalia The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vandalia is the Menard County Housing Authority.