Affordable Housing In Jersey County
9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jersey County
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Jersey 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.
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 Jersey County, Illinois
|Jersey County Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Jersey County, Illinois
There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 442 affordable apartments for rent in Jersey County, Illinois.
Income Based Apartments in Jersey County, Illinois
Jersey County features 247 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 Jersey County, Illinois
There are 195 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jersey County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Jersey County, Illinois
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Jersey County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Jersey County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jersey County, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $899 and $1,099.
2023 Jersey County, 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|
|Jersey County, Illinois Fair Market Rent||$748||$795||$999||$1,294||$1,512|
|Jersey County, Illinois Payment Standard Range||$673 to $823||$716 to $875||$899 to $1,099||$1,165 to $1,423||$1,361 to $1,663|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Jersey County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||9|
|Total Low Income Apartments||442|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||247|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||18.74%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.33|
|Average Household Size||2.45|
|Median Household Income||$53,271 ±$1,829|
|Median Rent||$675 ±$39|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||37.04% ± 8.96pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Jersey County is a county in Illinois with a population of 22,625. There are 8,830 households in the county with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 18.74% of households in Jersey County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Jersey County
The median gross income for households in Jersey County is $53,271 a year, or $4,439 a month. The median rent for the county is $675 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jersey County, a household making less than $2,250 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.04% of households who rent are overburdened in Jersey County.
Area Median Income In Jersey County
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.
In Jersey County, 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 Jersey County
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 Jersey County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Jersey County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Jersey County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Jersey County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Jersey County
Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.
|Brighton||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brighton is the Jersey County Housing Authority.|
|Elsah||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elsah is the Jersey County Housing Authority.|
|Fidelity||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fidelity is the Jersey County Housing Authority.|
|Fieldon||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fieldon is the Jersey County Housing Authority.|
|Grafton||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grafton is the Jersey County Housing Authority.|
|Jerseyville||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jerseyville is the Jersey County Housing Authority.|
|Medora||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Medora is the Jersey County Housing Authority.|
|Otterville||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Otterville is the Jersey County Housing Authority.|