Affordable Housing In Madison
Madison County, Illinois

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Madison

Gateway Apartments-John Hamm lll

1676 Market St
Madison, Illinois

Chestnut Mainstay II

1411 6th St
Madison, Illinois
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

1234 - 36 Madison

1234 Madison Ave
Madison, Illinois

Greenwood Avenue Senior Apartments

1200 Greenwood St
Madison, Illinois

Washington Avenue Apartments

1636 Market St
Madison, Illinois

Washington Avenue Housing Development

Market And 2nd St
Madison, Illinois

Washington Avenue Apartments

Market St And Washington Ave
Madison, Illinois

Greenwood Senior Apartments

1026 Greenwood St
Madison, Illinois

Market St

1507 Market St
Madison, Illinois

Chestnut Madison Recovery

604 State St
Madison, Illinois

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Madison, 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 Madison, Illinois

Housing Authority Programs
Madison County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Madison, Illinois

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 293 affordable apartments for rent in Madison, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Madison, Illinois

Madison features 128 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 Madison, Illinois

There are 165 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Madison.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Madison, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Madison landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Madison.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Madison, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $852 and $1,042.

2022 Madison, 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
Madison, Illinois Fair Market Rent $689 $745 $947 $1,230 $1,449
Madison, Illinois Payment Standard Range $620 to $758 $671 to $820 $852 to $1,042 $1,107 to $1,353 $1,304 to $1,594

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Madison, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 293
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 128
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 53.53%
Average Renter Household Size 2.54
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $22,266 ±$3,607
Median Rent $760 ±$176
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.47% ± 12.44pp
Total Population 4,063

Population and Household Demographics

Madison is a city in Madison County, Illinois with a population of 4,063. There are 1,588 households in the city with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 53.53% of households in Madison are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Madison

The median gross income for households in Madison is $22,266 a year, or $1,856 a month. The median rent for the city is $760 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Madison, a household making less than $2,533 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.47% of households who rent are overburdened in Madison.

Area Median Income In Madison

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 Madison, the AMI is calculated from all households within Madison County.

In Madison, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $97,200

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 Madison

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 Madison

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Madison AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,950 $22,800 $25,650 $28,450 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Madison AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,250 $38,000 $42,750 $47,450 $51,250 $55,050 $58,850 $62,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Madison AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$53,150 $60,750 $68,350 $75,900 $82,000 $88,050 $94,150 $100,200