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

Discover affordable housing in Hancock County where there are 15+ 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.

Maple Leaf Court

204 S A St, La Harpe, Illinois 61450

Laharpe Fmha Apartments

701 E 1st Ave, La Harpe, Illinois 61450


207 N Clermont St, Bowen, Illinois 62316

Hancock Co Mental Health Center Inc

30 Randolph St, Carthage, Illinois 62321

Hancock County Slf

Adjacent To 403 S Adams, Carthage, Illinois 62321

Bell Senior Apts

744 East Main St., Carthage, Illinois

Geode II

209 Clay St, Warsaw, Illinois

Augusta Senior Apts

105 Center, Augusta, Illinois

North Villa Apts

241 N 1st Street, Carthage, Illinois

Nauvoo Senior Apts

310 and 351 N. Wells, Nauvoo, Illinois

Hamilton Senior Apt

1560 Walnut St., Hamilton, Illinois

Plymouth Apt

108 S. Virginia Street, Plymouth, Illinois

Hancock County Slf

South Adams St, Carthage, Illinois 62321

Golden Era Homes

625 W 3rd St, Dallas City, Illinois 62330

Nauvoo Kourt Apartments

145 N Fulmer St, Nauvoo, Illinois 62354

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Hancock County, Illinois
$1.28 (+9%) more than Illinois minimum wage and $8.03 (+111%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Hancock County, Illinois Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve Hancock 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 Hancock County, Illinois.

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

How many renters live in Hancock County, Illinois?

The County of Hancock County has 17,582 people living in 7,510 households.

There are 2,921 renters living in 1,376 renter households in this County. Renters make up 16.61 percent of the population living in Hancock County.

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

There are an estimated 8,956 housing units in the Hancock County area. Of these, 1,578 units are rental homes, making up 18 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Hancock County, Illinois, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Hancock County?

The rental vacancy rate in Hancock County is 11 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

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

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Hancock County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
73 285 525 376 83
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Hancock County

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

How many renter households in Hancock County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 34 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 12 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Hancock County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $553 to $1,145. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $553
One BR $680
Two BR $807
Three BR $1,043
Four BR $1,145
2024 Fair Market Rents in Hancock County, Illinois

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Hancock 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 34 47 percent
One BR 185 65 percent
Two BR 290 55 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Hancock County, Illinois

How many affordable rental units are in Hancock County?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Public Housing 30
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 34
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 10
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 16
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 78
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Hancock County, Illinois

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

Income Based Apartments in Hancock County, Illinois

Hancock County features 166 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 Hancock County, Illinois

There are 57 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hancock County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hancock County, Illinois

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

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

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.