Georgetown, Illinois Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 420 income based apartments in Georgetown where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 16 affordable apartments in Georgetown that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Georgetown, Illinois

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Georgetown. Go to the Illinois Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Georgetown.

Georgetown Manor

400 Huffman St
Georgetown, Illinois
Rent Assisted

Seminary - Pine Apartments

301 Pine St
Georgetown, Illinois
Affordable

Quality Housing Gpr

320 E West St
Georgetown, Illinois
Rent Assisted
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Public Housing Agencies Serving Georgetown, 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
Vermilion Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Family Unification Program (FUP)
Go to the Illinois Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Georgetown.

Georgetown, Illinois Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Georgetown, Illinois

Georgetown features 420 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 Georgetown, Illinois

There are 16 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Georgetown.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Georgetown, Illinois

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Georgetown, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $790 and $966.

2023 Georgetown, 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
Georgetown, Illinois Fair Market Rent $646 $667 $878 $1,112 $1,179
Georgetown, Illinois Payment Standard Range $581 to $711 $600 to $734 $790 to $966 $1,001 to $1,223 $1,061 to $1,297

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Georgetown, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 436
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 420
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.18%
Average Renter Household Size 3.01
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $39,750 ±$4,336
Median Rent $582 ±$63
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 30.34% ± 12.17pp
Total Population 3,413

Population and Household Demographics

Georgetown is a city in Vermilion County, Illinois with a population of 3,413. There are 1,310 households in the city with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 27.18% of households in Georgetown are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Georgetown

The median gross income for households in Georgetown is $39,750 a year, or $3,313 a month. The median rent for the city is $582 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Georgetown, a household making less than $1,940 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 30.34% of households who rent are overburdened in Georgetown.

Area Median Income In Georgetown

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 Georgetown, the AMI is calculated from all households within Vermilion County.

In Georgetown, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,500

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 Georgetown

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 Georgetown

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Georgetown 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 Georgetown 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 Georgetown 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