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Affordable Housing In Livingston County
Illinois


Waiting List Openings In Livingston County

Waiting ListStatus
Menard County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Livingston County

Pontiac-A-Northpointe Apartments

1300 Trainor Rd
Pontiac, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Autumn Ridge I Edgefield Apartments

707 Illini Drive
Pontiac, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Prairie Horizons Apartments

1510 S Locust St
Pontiac, Illinois
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Pontiac Towers

1011 W Washington St
Pontiac, Illinois
Subsidized

Elliott - Pearson Apartments

405 E Walnut
Chatsworth, Illinois
Subsidized

Odell Apartments CO Jeanie Gernantz

106 N Front St
Odell, Illinois

North Pointe Apartments

1200 Trainor
Pontiac, Illinois

Livingston Apartments

920 W Madison St
Pontiac, Illinois

Fairbury Phoenix Apartments

606 W Hickory St
Fairbury, Illinois

Prairie Vista Apartments

703 N Illini Ave
Pontiac, Illinois
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Livingston County

Housing Authority Programs
Livingston County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Menard County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Livingston County, Illinois

There are 13 low income housing apartment communities offering 544 affordable apartments for rent in Livingston County, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Livingston County, Illinois

Livingston County features 422 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 Livingston County, Illinois

There are 122 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Livingston County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Livingston County, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Livingston County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Livingston County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Livingston County, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $654 and $800.

2021 Livingston 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
Livingston County, Illinois Fair Market Rent $480 $570 $727 $953 $1,062
Livingston County, Illinois Payment Standard Range $432 to $528 $513 to $627 $654 to $800 $858 to $1,048 $956 to $1,168

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Livingston County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 544
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 422
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.87%
Average Renter Household Size 2.08
Average Household Size 2.32
Median Household Income $54,254 ±$2,297
Median Rent $626 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.89% ± 4.46pp
Total Population 37,689

Population and Household Demographics

Livingston County is a county in Illinois with a population of 37,689. There are 14,464 households in the county with an average household size of 2.32 persons. 26.87% of households in Livingston County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Livingston County

The median gross income for households in Livingston County is $54,254 a year, or $4,521 a month. The median rent for the county is $626 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Livingston County, a household making less than $2,087 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.89% of households who rent are overburdened in Livingston County.

Area Median Income In Livingston 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 Livingston County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,200

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 Livingston 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 Livingston County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Livingston County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,600 $17,800 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Livingston County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$26,000 $29,700 $33,400 $37,100 $40,100 $43,050 $46,050 $49,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Livingston County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,550 $47,500 $53,450 $59,350 $64,100 $68,850 $73,600 $78,350

Cities In Livingston County

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City Served By
Campus The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Campus are the Livingston County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Chatsworth The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Chatsworth are the Livingston County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Cornell The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cornell are the Livingston County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Cullom The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cullom are the Livingston County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Emington The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Emington are the Livingston County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Fairbury The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fairbury are the Livingston County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Flanagan The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Flanagan are the Livingston County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Forrest The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Forrest are the Livingston County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Long Point The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Long Point are the Livingston County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Odell The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Odell are the Livingston County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Pontiac The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pontiac are the Livingston County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Saunemin The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Saunemin are the Livingston County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Strawn The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Strawn are the Livingston County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.