Affordable Housing In Lincoln
Logan County, Illinois

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lincoln

Lincoln Northside Apartments

2305-2325 Railsplitter
Lincoln, Illinois
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1-3 BR

Lincoln Village Apartments

1000 N College St
Lincoln, Illinois

Leonard Estates

501 College Ave
Lincoln, Illinois

Friendship Manor

925 Primm Rd
Lincoln, Illinois
Elderly Supportive Housing

Leonard Estates Apartments

517 N College St
Lincoln, Illinois

Brainard Landings Apartments

1100 Monroe St
Lincoln, Illinois

Centennial Court

181 Centennial Ct
Lincoln, Illinois

Brainard Landings Apartments, Phase II

1103 N State St
Lincoln, Illinois
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Lincoln, 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 Lincoln, Illinois

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lincoln, Illinois

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 493 affordable apartments for rent in Lincoln, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Lincoln, Illinois

Lincoln features 357 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 Lincoln, Illinois

There are 136 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lincoln.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lincoln, Illinois

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lincoln, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $753 and $921.

2023 Lincoln, 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
Lincoln, Illinois Fair Market Rent $653 $657 $837 $1,111 $1,142
Lincoln, Illinois Payment Standard Range $588 to $718 $591 to $723 $753 to $921 $1,000 to $1,222 $1,028 to $1,256

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lincoln, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 493
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 357
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.04%
Average Renter Household Size 1.96
Average Household Size 2.04
Median Household Income $42,683 ±$4,370
Median Rent $624 ±$12
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.85% ± 7.82pp
Total Population 14,285

Population and Household Demographics

Lincoln is a city in Logan County, Illinois with a population of 14,285. There are 6,435 households in the city with an average household size of 2.04 persons. 42.04% of households in Lincoln are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lincoln

The median gross income for households in Lincoln is $42,683 a year, or $3,557 a month. The median rent for the city is $624 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lincoln, a household making less than $2,080 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.85% of households who rent are overburdened in Lincoln.

Area Median Income In Lincoln

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Lincoln, the AMI is calculated from all households within Logan County.

In Lincoln, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,800

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 Lincoln

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 Lincoln

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lincoln AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,400 $19,900 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lincoln AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,000 $33,150 $37,300 $41,400 $44,750 $48,050 $51,350 $54,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lincoln AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,400 $53,000 $59,650 $66,250 $71,550 $76,850 $82,150 $87,450