Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Jacksonville, IL

Discover affordable housing in Jacksonville where there are 11+ 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.

Balsam Terrace

1215 Lincoln Ave , Jacksonville, Illinois 62650

elderly Senior
accessibility Accessible

Spruce Manor

1217 Lincoln Ave , Jacksonville, Illinois 62650

accessibility Accessible

Prairie Estates

1320 Tendick Street, Jacksonville, Illinois 62650

bed 1-2

Stonebridge Apartments

Aprx 1350 Lincoln Ave, Jacksonville, Illinois 62650

Knollwood Retirement Center, Slf

20 Jacksonville Pl, Jacksonville, Illinois 62650

Laborers Home Development IV

1335 S Diamond St, Jacksonville, Illinois 62650

The Downtown Commons

Block Bordered By Main Sandy, Jacksonville, Illinois 62650

Pine Ridge Apartments

1120 Illinois Ave, Jacksonville, Illinois 62650

Beecher Plaza Vas Homes

101 Walnut Ct, Jacksonville, Illinois 62650

Beecher High Rise Cottages

301 W Beecher Ave, Jacksonville, Illinois 62650

Turner High Rise Scattered Midd Sites

800 Hoagland Blvd, Jacksonville, Illinois 62650

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Jacksonville, 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.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Jacksonville, 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 Jacksonville, Illinois Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Jacksonville, Illinois.

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

How many renters live in Jacksonville, Illinois?

The City of Jacksonville has 17,639 people living in 6,919 households.

There are 5,396 renters living in 2,622 renter households in this City. Renters make up 30.59 percent of the population living in Jacksonville.

What is the rental market like in Jacksonville, Illinois?

There are an estimated 7,862 housing units in the Jacksonville area. Of these, 2,799 units are rental homes, making up 36 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Jacksonville, Illinois, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Jacksonville?

The rental vacancy rate in Jacksonville is 5 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 Jacksonville for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Jacksonville
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
46 915 764 703 156
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Jacksonville

A large number of apartments in Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 36 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 14 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 Jacksonville

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $553 to $1,234. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $553
One BR $614
Two BR $807
Three BR $1,000
Four BR $1,234
2024 Fair Market Rents in Jacksonville, Illinois

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

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 24 52 percent
One BR 597 65 percent
Two BR 448 59 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Jacksonville, Illinois

How many affordable rental units are in Jacksonville?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 254
Public Housing 408
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 100
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 35
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 14
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Jacksonville, Illinois

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

Income Based Apartments in Jacksonville, Illinois

Jacksonville features 474 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 242 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 $726 and $888.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.