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Affordable Housing In Lawrence County

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lawrence County

Bridgeport Apartments

500 N Main St
Bridgeport, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Lawrenceville Apartments

1100 22nd St
Lawrenceville, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Indian Trail Apts of Lawrenceville

9 Yost Court
Lawrenceville, Illinois
1-3 BR
Family & Senior

Westview Apartments

100 Chestnut St
Sumner, Illinois

Smith Manor

1109 12th St
Lawrenceville, Illinois
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Housing Authorities that serve Lawrence County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence Il. Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lawrence County, Illinois

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 255 affordable apartments for rent in Lawrence County, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Lawrence County, Illinois

Lawrence County features 225 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 Lawrence County, Illinois

There are 30 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lawrence County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lawrence County, Illinois

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lawrence County, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $628 and $768.

2020 Lawrence 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
Fair Market Rent $475 $530 $698 $870 $994
Payment Standard Range $428 to $523 $477 to $583 $628 to $768 $783 to $957 $895 to $1,093

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lawrence County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 255
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 225
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.09%
Average Renter Household Size 2.24
Average Household Size 2.22
Median Household Income $40,841 ±$2,772
Median Rent $544 ±$37
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.9% ± NANpp
Total Population 16,665

Population and Household Demographics

Lawrence County is a county in Illinois with a population of 16,665. There are 5,015 households in the county with an average household size of 2.22 persons. 23.09% of households in Lawrence County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lawrence County

The median gross income for households in Lawrence County is $40,841 a year, or $3,403 a month. The median rent for the county is $544 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lawrence County, a household making less than $1,813 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.9% of households who rent are overburdened in Lawrence County.

Area Median Income In Lawrence 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 Lawrence County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,200

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 Lawrence 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 Lawrence County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,250 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $23,700 $27,100 $30,500 $33,850 $36,600 $39,300 $42,000 $44,700
80% of Median $37,950 $43,350 $48,750 $54,150 $58,500 $62,850 $67,150 $71,500

Cities In Lawrence County

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Bridgeport The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bridgeport is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence Il..
Lawrenceville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lawrenceville is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence Il..
Russellville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Russellville is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence Il..
St. Francisville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Francisville is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence Il..
Sumner The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sumner is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence Il..