Affordable Housing In Ford County
Illinois

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ford County

Meadow Village

601 N State St
Gibson City, Illinois
Subsidized

Parkview Dwellings

644 E Pells St
Paxton, Illinois
Subsidized

Gibson Gardens

500 E 13th St
Gibson City, Illinois
Subsidized

Franklin Street Apartments

656 W Franklin St
Paxton, Illinois
Subsidized

Scattered Sites

214 E 7th St
Gibson City, Illinois

Parkview Dwelling

642 E Pells St
Paxton, Illinois

Schoolhouse Apartments

200 N Melvin St
Gibson City, Illinois
Subsidized

Olin Ostendorf Villa Apartments

555 E State St
Paxton, Illinois
Subsidized

Carlson Terrace

800 S High St
Paxton, Illinois
Subsidized

Gibson City Apartments

637 N State St
Gibson City, Illinois

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Ford 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 Ford County, Illinois

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ford County, Illinois

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 290 affordable apartments for rent in Ford County, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Ford County, Illinois

Ford County features 266 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 Ford County, Illinois

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ford County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ford County, Illinois

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ford County, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $713 and $871.

2023 Ford 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
Ford County, Illinois Fair Market Rent $595 $607 $792 $964 $1,064
Ford County, Illinois Payment Standard Range $536 to $655 $546 to $668 $713 to $871 $868 to $1,060 $958 to $1,170

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Ford County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 290
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 266
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.17%
Average Renter Household Size 2.35
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $49,947 ±$2,078
Median Rent $611 ±$41
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.57% ± 6.77pp
Total Population 13,835

Population and Household Demographics

Ford County is a county in Illinois with a population of 13,835. There are 5,626 households in the county with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 25.17% of households in Ford County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ford County

The median gross income for households in Ford County is $49,947 a year, or $4,162 a month. The median rent for the county is $611 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ford County, a household making less than $2,037 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Ford County.

Area Median Income In Ford 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 Ford County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,200

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 Ford 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 Ford County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Ford County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,300 $19,750 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Ford County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,750 $32,850 $36,950 $41,050 $44,350 $47,650 $50,950 $54,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Ford County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,000 $52,600 $59,150 $65,700 $71,000 $76,250 $81,500 $86,750

Cities In Ford County

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City Served By
Cabery The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cabery is the Housing Authority of the County of Ford.
Elliott The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elliott is the Housing Authority of the County of Ford.
Gibson City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gibson City is the Housing Authority of the County of Ford.
Kempton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kempton is the Housing Authority of the County of Ford.
Melvin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Melvin is the Housing Authority of the County of Ford.
Paxton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Paxton is the Housing Authority of the County of Ford.
Piper City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Piper City is the Housing Authority of the County of Ford.
Roberts The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Roberts is the Housing Authority of the County of Ford.
Sibley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sibley is the Housing Authority of the County of Ford.