Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Livingston County, IL

Discover affordable housing in Livingston County where there are 13+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Autumn Ridge I Edgefield Apartments

707-709 Illini Drive, Pontiac, Illinois 61764

Pontiac-A-Northpointe Apartments

1300 Trainor Rd, Pontiac, Illinois 61764

Pontiac Towers

1011 W Washington St, Pontiac, Illinois 61764

Prairie Horizons Apartments

1510 S Locust St, Pontiac, Illinois 61764

North Pointe Apartments

1200 Trainor, Pontiac, Illinois 61764

Livingston Apartments

920 W Madison St, Pontiac, Illinois 61764

Elliott - Pearson Apartments

405 E Walnut, Chatsworth, Illinois 60921


2 Reni Ct, Chatsworth, Illinois 60921

Prairie Vista Apartments

703 N Illini Ave, Pontiac, Illinois 61764

Fairbury Phoenix Apartments

606 W Hickory St, Fairbury, Illinois 61739

Pontiac Regency Apartments

102 E Michigan Ave, Pontiac, Illinois 61764

Meadowview Court

1 Myers Dr, Pontiac, Illinois 61764

Odell Apartments CO Jeanie Gernantz

106 N Front St, Odell, Illinois 60460

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Livingston County, Illinois
$2.86 (+20%) more than Illinois minimum wage and $9.61 (+133%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Livingston 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Family Self-Sufficiency, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs for Livingston County, Illinois.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Livingston County, Illinois.

Go to the Illinois Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Livingston County.

How many renters live in Livingston County, Illinois?

The County of Livingston County has 35,771 people living in 14,665 households.

There are 8,219 renters living in 4,063 renter households in this County. Renters make up 22.98 percent of the population living in Livingston County.

What is the rental market like in Livingston County, Illinois?

There are an estimated 15,909 housing units in the Livingston County area. Of these, 4,268 units are rental homes, making up 27 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Livingston County, Illinois, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Livingston County?

The rental vacancy rate in Livingston County is 5 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Livingston County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Livingston County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
105 761 1,795 1,041 321
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Livingston County

A large number of apartments in Livingston County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Livingston County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 33 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 13 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Livingston County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $610 to $1,198. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $610
One BR $678
Two BR $890
Three BR $1,158
Four BR $1,198
2024 Fair Market Rents in Livingston County, Illinois

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Livingston County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 25 24 percent
One BR 486 64 percent
Two BR 931 52 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Livingston County, Illinois

How many affordable rental units are in Livingston County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Livingston County, Illinois including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 167
Public Housing 237
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 142
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 16
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 132
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Livingston County, Illinois

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Livingston County, Illinois

Livingston County features 571 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 54 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 $801 and $979.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.