Affordable Housing In Jacksonville
Morgan County, Illinois

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jacksonville

Balsam Terrace

1215 Lincoln Ave
Jacksonville, Illinois
Elderly Supportive Housing

Laborers Home Development IV

1335 S Diamond St
Jacksonville, Illinois
Elderly Supportive Housing

Spruce Manor

1217 Lincoln Ave
Jacksonville, Illinois
Disabled Supportive Housing

Pine Ridge Apartments

1120 Illinois Ave
Jacksonville, Illinois

Beecher High Rise Cottages

301 W Beecher Ave
Jacksonville, Illinois

Turner High Rise Scattered Midd Sites

800 Hoagland Blvd
Jacksonville, Illinois

Stonebridge Apartments

Aprx 1350 Lincoln Ave
Jacksonville, Illinois

The Downtown Commons

Block Bordered By Main Sandy
Jacksonville, Illinois

Knollwood Retirement Center, Slf

20 Jacksonville Pl
Jacksonville, Illinois

Beecher Plaza Vas Homes

101 Walnut Ct
Jacksonville, Illinois
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Jacksonville, 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 Jacksonville, Illinois

Housing Authority Programs
Morgan County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jacksonville, Illinois

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 794 affordable apartments for rent in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Jacksonville, Illinois

Jacksonville features 578 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 Jacksonville, Illinois

There are 216 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jacksonville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jacksonville, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Jacksonville landlords $300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Jacksonville.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jacksonville, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $719 and $879.

2023 Jacksonville, 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
Jacksonville, Illinois Fair Market Rent $548 $607 $799 $1,005 $1,231
Jacksonville, Illinois Payment Standard Range $493 to $603 $546 to $668 $719 to $879 $905 to $1,106 $1,108 to $1,354

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Jacksonville, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 794
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 578
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.63%
Average Renter Household Size 1.98
Average Household Size 2.23
Median Household Income $39,458 ±$3,686
Median Rent $610 ±$40
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.02% ± 5.16pp
Total Population 19,241

Population and Household Demographics

Jacksonville is a city in Morgan County, Illinois with a population of 19,241. There are 7,088 households in the city with an average household size of 2.23 persons. 41.63% of households in Jacksonville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jacksonville

The median gross income for households in Jacksonville is $39,458 a year, or $3,288 a month. The median rent for the city is $610 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jacksonville, a household making less than $2,033 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.02% of households who rent are overburdened in Jacksonville.

Area Median Income In Jacksonville

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 Jacksonville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Morgan County.

In Jacksonville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,000

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 Jacksonville

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 Jacksonville

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