Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Hamilton County, IL

Discover affordable housing in Hamilton County where there are 5+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Fox Meadows Supportive Living

605 S Marshall Ave, Mcleansboro, Illinois 62859

bed Studio-1
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

Lamplight Manor Mcleansboro Properties

706 S Hancock St, Mcleansboro, Illinois 62859

bed 1-2
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

Fairview Estates

1 Union Ave, Mcleansboro, Illinois 62859

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

Pinecrest Apts. Mcleansboro

200 Circle, Mcleansboro, Illinois

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

Golden Height

500 S Marshall Ave, Mcleansboro, Illinois 62859

payment Subsidized

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Hamilton County, Illinois

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable
Naturally Occuring Affordable Housing - or NOAH - is any housing unit that offers affordable rent without participating in a rent subsidy program.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Hamilton County, Illinois
$15.28/hour
$1.28 (+9%) more than Illinois minimum wage and $8.03 (+111%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Hamilton County, Illinois Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve Hamilton 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.

Operates the Public Housing programs for Hamilton County, Illinois.

Go to the Illinois Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Hamilton County.

How many renters live in Hamilton County, Illinois?

The County of Hamilton County has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this County. Renters make up 22.23 percent of the population living in Hamilton County.

What is the rental market like in Hamilton County, Illinois?

There are an estimated housing units in the Hamilton County area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Hamilton County, Illinois, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Hamilton County?

The rental vacancy rate in Hamilton County is 0 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Hamilton County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Hamilton County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
10 99 320 276 9
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Hamilton County

A large number of apartments in Hamilton County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Hamilton County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $553 to $1,126. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $553
One BR $653
Two BR $807
Three BR $1,029
Four BR $1,126
2024 Fair Market Rents in Hamilton County, Illinois

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Hamilton County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 0 100 percent
One BR 79 80 percent
Two BR 211 66 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Hamilton County, Illinois

How many affordable rental units are in Hamilton County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Hamilton County, Illinois including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Hamilton County, Illinois

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Hamilton County, Illinois

Hamilton County features 112 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 Hamilton County, Illinois

There are 65 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hamilton County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hamilton County, Illinois

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hamilton County, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $726 and $888.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.