Affordable Housing In Lawrence County

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lawrence County

Bridgeport Apartments

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

Lawrenceville Apartments

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

Indian Trail Apts of Lawrenceville

9 Yost Court
Lawrenceville, IL
HCV Welcome

Westview Apartments

100 Chestnut St
Sumner, IL

Smith Manor

1109 12th St
Lawrenceville, IL
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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 241 affordable apartments for rent in Lawrence County, Illinois. Lawrence County features 181 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 60 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lawrence County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lawrence County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 241
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 181
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.1

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 $58,000

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 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 Lawrence County 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 $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

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 Lawrence County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,250 $26,550 $29,850 $33,150 $35,850 $38,500 $41,150 $43,800
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 Lawrence 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 Lawrence 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$475 $530 $698 $870 $994

Cities In Lawrence County

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City Listings Served By
Sumner 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sumner is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence Il..
Lawrenceville 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lawrenceville is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence Il..
Bridgeport 1
Russellville 0
St. Francisville 0