Hillcrest Apartments

1710 Muny Vista Dr
Alton, Illinois
1 BR

Edwardsville Senior Living

637 Hillsboro Avenue
Edwardsville, Illinois
1 BR

Flax Meadow Townhomes

216 Flax Drive
Highland, Illinois
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1-3 BR

Skyline Towers

3113 Washington Ave
Alton, Illinois
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1 BR

Landings at Belle Meadow

3200 Belle St
Alton, Illinois
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1-4 BR
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There are 1,281 low-income apartments in Madison County that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 2,697 low-income homes in Madison County where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $353 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on May 2nd, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Madison 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Madison County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency
Go to the Illinois Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Madison County.

Madison County, Illinois Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Madison County, Illinois

Madison County features 2,697 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 County, Illinois

There are 1,281 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Madison County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Madison County, Illinois

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Madison County, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $899 and $1,099.

2023 Madison 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
Madison County, Illinois Fair Market Rent $748 $795 $999 $1,294 $1,512
Madison County, Illinois Payment Standard Range $673 to $823 $716 to $875 $899 to $1,099 $1,165 to $1,423 $1,361 to $1,663

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Madison County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 83
Total Low Income Apartments 4,050
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,697
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.1%
Average Renter Household Size 2.29
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $53,431 ±$1,065
Median Rent $778 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.79% ± 2.4pp
Total Population 267,356

Population and Household Demographics

Madison County is a county in Illinois with a population of 267,356. There are 107,111 households in the county with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 29.1% of households in Madison County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Madison County

The median gross income for households in Madison County is $53,431 a year, or $4,453 a month. The median rent for the county is $778 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Madison County, a household making less than $2,593 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.79% of households who rent are overburdened in Madison County.

Area Median Income In Madison 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 Madison County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $101,200

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 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 Madison County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Madison County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$21,150 $24,150 $27,150 $30,150 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Madison County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$35,200 $40,200 $45,250 $50,250 $54,300 $58,300 $62,350 $66,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Madison County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$56,250 $64,300 $72,350 $80,350 $86,800 $93,250 $99,650 $106,100