Affordable Housing In Madison County
Illinois

75 Low Income Apartment Communities In Madison County

Warren Hempel Apartments

120 Manor Ct
Alton, IL
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Northwood Apartments

323 Big Arch Rd
Godfrey, IL
Subsidized

Storey Manor

40 Manor Dr
Alton, IL
Subsidized

Skyline Towers

3113 Washington Ave
Alton, IL
Accessible
Subsidized

Chestnut Mainstay II

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

Bissell Apartments

1300 Klein Ave
Venice, IL
Subsidized

Yakubian Homes

1902 Brown St
Alton, IL
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Meachum Crossing Apartments

1319 Skoklo Way
Venice, IL

Parkside Apartments

2520 Parkview Dr
Granite City, IL
Subsidized

Woodland Towers Apartments

306 Pine Lake Road
Collinsville, IL
Subsidized

There are 75 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 3,923 affordable apartments for rent in Madison County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 2,740 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Madison County, HUD housing programs support 1,155 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 1,183 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Madison County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Madison County

Housing Authority Programs
Granite City Housing Authority Public Housing
Housing Authority - City of Alton Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Madison County, Illinois

Madison County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 75
Total Low Income Apartments 3,923
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 2,740
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.1%
Average Renter Household Size 2.29
Total Population 267,356
Housing Units 107,111
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $53,431 ±$1,065
Median Rent $778 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.79% ± 2.4pp

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.1

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 $81,300

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 Madison County HUD Rental Assistance in Madison County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,100 $19,550 $22,000 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $28,500 $32,550 $36,600 $40,650 $43,950 $47,200 $50,450 $53,700
80% of Median $45,550 $52,050 $58,550 $65,050 $70,300 $75,500 $80,700 $85,900
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Madison County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1991 to 2008, 26 low income apartment communities containing 1,268 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Madison County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Madison County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $28,500 $32,550 $36,600 $40,650 $43,950 $47,200 $50,450 $53,700
60% of Median $34,200 $39,060 $43,920 $48,780 $52,740 $56,640 $60,540 $64,440

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Madison County is $43,920 a year, or $3,660 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,660 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,098 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $713 $763 $915 $1,058 $1,180 $1,302
60% $855 $916 $1,098 $1,269 $1,416 $1,562
Fair Market Rents in Madison County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$635 $713 $924 $1,215 $1,430

Cities In Madison County

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City Listings Served By
Alton 20 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Alton are the Madison County Housing Authority and Housing Authority - City of Alton.
Highland 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Highland is the Madison County Housing Authority.
East Alton 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Alton is the Madison County Housing Authority.
Bethalto 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bethalto is the Madison County Housing Authority.
Godfrey 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Godfrey is the Madison County Housing Authority.
Wood River 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wood River is the Madison County Housing Authority.
Collinsville 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Collinsville is the Madison County Housing Authority.
Troy 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Troy is the Madison County Housing Authority.
Granite City 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Granite City is the Madison County Housing Authority.
Venice 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Venice is the Madison County Housing Authority.
Marine 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marine is the Madison County Housing Authority.
Madison 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Madison is the Madison County Housing Authority.
Maryville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maryville is the Madison County Housing Authority.
South Roxana 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Roxana is the Madison County Housing Authority.
Edwardsville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Edwardsville is the Madison County Housing Authority.
Alhambra 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alhambra is the Madison County Housing Authority.
Worden 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Worden is the Madison County Housing Authority.
St Jacob 0
Fairmont City 0
Glen Carbon 0
Grantfork 0
Hamel 0
Hartford 0
Holiday Shores 0
Mitchell 0
New Douglas 0
Pontoon Beach 0
Rosewood Heights 0
Roxana 0
Williamson 0
Livingston 2
St. Jacob 0