Affordable Housing In Lee County
Illinois

26 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lee County

Dixon Square

1540 Freedom Walk
Dixon, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Family & Senior

Canterbury House Apartments - Dixon

1501 Lowell Park Rd
Dixon, Illinois
$333-816
1-3 BR

Rochelle Meadows

118 7th Ave
Rochelle, Illinois
Income Based
1 BR

Amboy Meadows Apartments

121 West Wasson Rd
Amboy, Illinois
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Cummins Place Apartments

2104-2142 Cummins
Dixon, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

North Prairie Apartments in Rochelle

1015 Carrie Ave
Rochelle, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Sublette - Badger Square

208 S Locust St
Sublette, Illinois
Subsidized

Countryside Manor

625 Countryside Ln
Dixon, Illinois
Subsidized

Sci Apartments

555 Fairview Dr
Rochelle, Illinois
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Sci Apartments III

322 Depot Ave
Dixon, Illinois
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Lee 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 Lee County, Illinois

Housing Authority Programs
Lee County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lee County, Illinois

There are 26 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,107 affordable apartments for rent in Lee County, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Lee County, Illinois

Lee County features 627 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 Lee County, Illinois

There are 480 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lee County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lee County, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lee County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Lee County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lee County, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $662 and $809.

2022 Lee 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
Lee County, Illinois Fair Market Rent $503 $594 $735 $995 $1,067
Lee County, Illinois Payment Standard Range $453 to $553 $535 to $653 $662 to $809 $896 to $1,095 $960 to $1,174

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lee County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 26
Total Low Income Apartments 1,107
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 627
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.94%
Average Renter Household Size 2.23
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $52,379 ±$2,253
Median Rent $672 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.14% ± 5.21pp
Total Population 35,027

Population and Household Demographics

Lee County is a county in Illinois with a population of 35,027. There are 13,517 households in the county with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 25.94% of households in Lee County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lee County

The median gross income for households in Lee County is $52,379 a year, or $4,365 a month. The median rent for the county is $672 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lee County, a household making less than $2,240 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.14% of households who rent are overburdened in Lee County.

Area Median Income In Lee 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 Lee County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $84,100

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 Lee 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 Lee 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 Lee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,700 $20,200 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,450 $33,650 $37,850 $42,050 $45,450 $48,800 $52,150 $55,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,150 $53,850 $60,600 $67,300 $72,700 $78,100 $83,500 $88,850

Cities In Lee County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Amboy The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Amboy is the Lee County Housing Authority.
Ashton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ashton is the Lee County Housing Authority.
Compton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Compton is the Lee County Housing Authority.
Dixon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dixon is the Lee County Housing Authority.
Franklin Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Franklin Grove is the Lee County Housing Authority.
Harmon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harmon is the Lee County Housing Authority.
Nelson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nelson is the Lee County Housing Authority.
Paw Paw The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Paw Paw is the Lee County Housing Authority.
Rochelle The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rochelle is the Lee County Housing Authority.
Steward The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Steward is the Lee County Housing Authority.
Sublette The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sublette is the Lee County Housing Authority.
West Brooklyn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Brooklyn is the Lee County Housing Authority.