Affordable Housing In Johnson County
Illinois

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Johnson County

Vienna Townhouse

800 Galeener St
Vienna, IL
Subsidized

S Royal

S Royal
Goreville, IL
Subsidized

Vienna Gardens

709 N 6th St
Vienna, IL
Subsidized

Autumn Ridge Slf CO Family Counseling Center

1000 Galeener St
Vienna, IL

Vienna Il

519 S Fly Ave
Goreville, IL
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There are 5 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 191 affordable apartments for rent in Johnson County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 145 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Johnson County, HUD housing programs support 60 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 46 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Johnson County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Johnson County Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Johnson County, Illinois

Johnson County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 191
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 145
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 17.49%
Average Renter Household Size 2.25
Total Population 12,829
Housing Units 4,407
Average Household Size 2.48
Median Household Income $42,287 ±$2,214
Median Rent $624 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 29.96% ± 7.14pp

Population and Household Demographics

Johnson County is a County in Illinois with a population of 12,829. There are 4,407 households in the county with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 17.49% of households in Johnson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Johnson County

The median gross income for households in Johnson County is $42,287 a year, or $3,524 a month. The median rent for the county is $624 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Johnson County, a household making less than $2,080 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 29.96% of households who rent are overburdened in Johnson County.1

Area Median Income In Johnson 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 Johnson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,000

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 Johnson 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 Johnson County HUD Rental Assistance in Johnson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,950 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,250 $26,550 $29,850 $33,150 $35,850 $38,500 $41,150 $43,800
80% of Median $37,150 $42,450 $47,750 $53,050 $57,300 $61,550 $65,800 $70,050
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Johnson County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1995 to 2008, 3 low income apartment communities containing 139 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Johnson County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Johnson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $27,900 $31,860 $35,820 $39,780 $43,020 $46,200 $49,380 $52,560

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Johnson County is $35,820 a year, or $2,985 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,985 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $896 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $581 $623 $746 $863 $963 $1,062
60% $698 $747 $896 $1,035 $1,155 $1,274
Fair Market Rents in Johnson County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$473 $527 $697 $881 $1,001

Cities In Johnson County

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City Listings Served By
Vienna 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vienna is the Housing Authority of Johnson County.
Goreville 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Goreville is the Housing Authority of Johnson County.
New Burnside 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Burnside is the Housing Authority of Johnson County.
Buncombe 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Buncombe is the Housing Authority of Johnson County.
Cypress 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cypress is the Housing Authority of Johnson County.
Simpson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Simpson is the Housing Authority of Johnson County.
Belknap 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belknap is the Housing Authority of Johnson County.