Affordable Housing In Godfrey
Madison County, Illinois

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Godfrey

Northwood Apartments

323 Big Arch Rd
Godfrey, Illinois

United Methodist Village

Asbury and Mckendree Dr
Godfrey, Illinois

Dadrian Meadows Apartments II

1233 Surrey Ct
Godfrey, Illinois

Dadrian Meadows Apartments

1230 Preis Ln
Godfrey, Illinois

Umv Affordable Housing

4600 McKendree Dr
Godfrey, Illinois

Preis Lane Apartments

1226 Preis Ln
Godfrey, Illinois
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Godfrey, 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 Godfrey, Illinois

Housing Authority Programs
Madison County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Godfrey, Illinois

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 253 affordable apartments for rent in Godfrey, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Godfrey, Illinois

Godfrey features 100 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 Godfrey, Illinois

There are 153 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Godfrey.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Godfrey, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Godfrey landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Godfrey.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Godfrey, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $852 and $1,042.

2022 Godfrey, 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
Godfrey, Illinois Fair Market Rent $689 $745 $947 $1,230 $1,449
Godfrey, Illinois Payment Standard Range $620 to $758 $671 to $820 $852 to $1,042 $1,107 to $1,353 $1,304 to $1,594

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Godfrey, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 253
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 100
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 14.89%
Average Renter Household Size 2.22
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $65,145 ±$6,655
Median Rent $778 ±$84
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.42% ± 11.77pp
Total Population 17,868

Population and Household Demographics

Godfrey is a city in Madison County, Illinois with a population of 17,868. There are 7,281 households in the city with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 14.89% of households in Godfrey are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Godfrey

The median gross income for households in Godfrey is $65,145 a year, or $5,429 a month. The median rent for the city is $778 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Godfrey, a household making less than $2,593 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.42% of households who rent are overburdened in Godfrey.

Area Median Income In Godfrey

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 Godfrey, the AMI is calculated from all households within Madison County.

In Godfrey, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $97,200

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 Godfrey

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 Godfrey

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Godfrey AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,950 $22,800 $25,650 $28,450 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Godfrey AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,250 $38,000 $42,750 $47,450 $51,250 $55,050 $58,850 $62,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Godfrey AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$53,150 $60,750 $68,350 $75,900 $82,000 $88,050 $94,150 $100,200