Affordable Housing In Gallatin County
Illinois

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Gallatin County

Abell Apartments

314 Cherry St
Omaha, Illinois
Subsidized

Wooley Apartments

522 W Lane St
Equality, Illinois
Subsidized

405 S Combs St

405 S Combs St
Ridgway, Illinois

Shawneetown Apartments

400 Park St
Shawneetown, Illinois

Sherman Street

109 N Sherman St
Ridgway, Illinois

Tecumseh Homes Shawneetown

Tecumseh Court
Shawneetown, Illinois
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Housing Authorities that serve Gallatin County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Gallatin County Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Gallatin County, Illinois

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 145 affordable apartments for rent in Gallatin County, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Gallatin County, Illinois

Gallatin County features 145 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 Gallatin County, Illinois

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Gallatin County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Gallatin County, Illinois

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

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

2021 Gallatin 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
Gallatin County, Illinois Fair Market Rent $476 $614 $700 $988 $998
Gallatin County, Illinois Payment Standard Range $428 to $524 $553 to $675 $630 to $770 $889 to $1,087 $898 to $1,098

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Gallatin County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 145
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 145
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.88%
Average Renter Household Size 1.98
Average Household Size 2.23
Median Household Income $39,636 ±$4,202
Median Rent $383 ±$55
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 30.85% ± 9pp
Total Population 5,385

Population and Household Demographics

Gallatin County is a county in Illinois with a population of 5,385. There are 2,408 households in the county with an average household size of 2.23 persons. 22.88% of households in Gallatin County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Gallatin County

The median gross income for households in Gallatin County is $39,636 a year, or $3,303 a month. The median rent for the county is $383 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Gallatin County, a household making less than $1,277 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 30.85% of households who rent are overburdened in Gallatin County.

Area Median Income In Gallatin 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 Gallatin County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,500

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 Gallatin 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 Gallatin County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Gallatin County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,250 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Gallatin County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,800 $27,200 $30,600 $33,950 $36,700 $39,400 $42,100 $44,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Gallatin County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,050 $43,450 $48,900 $54,300 $58,650 $63,000 $67,350 $71,700

Cities In Gallatin County

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City Served By
Equality The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Equality is the Housing Authority of Gallatin County.
Junction The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Junction is the Housing Authority of Gallatin County.
New Haven The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Haven is the Housing Authority of Gallatin County.
Old Shawneetown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Old Shawneetown is the Housing Authority of Gallatin County.
Omaha The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Omaha is the Housing Authority of Gallatin County.
Ridgway The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ridgway is the Housing Authority of Gallatin County.
Shawneetown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shawneetown is the Housing Authority of Gallatin County.