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Affordable Housing In Marion
Williamson County, Illinois

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Marion

Lincoln Village Apartments

4424 Meadowland Parkway
Marion, Illinois
1-3 BR

Shawnee Village

1304 W Boulevard St
Marion, Illinois

Chesapeake Apartments

202 Chesapeake Dr
Marion, Illinois

Shawnee Estates

Morgan and Bentley St
Marion, Illinois

Butler High-Rise

501 N Market St
Marion, Illinois

The Manor at Salem Woods

300 Hotze Rd
Marion, Illinois

River to River Community of Marion

1515 E Deyoung St
Marion, Illinois

Marion Park

1405 Shawnee Dr
Marion, Illinois

Sherman Drive Apartments

604 N Garfield St
Marion, Illinois

Housing Authorities that serve Marion

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Marion Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Williamson County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Marion, Illinois

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 708 affordable apartments for rent in Marion, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Marion, Illinois

Marion features 496 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 Marion, Illinois

There are 212 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Marion.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Marion, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Marion landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Marion.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Marion, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $686 and $838.

2021 Marion, 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
Marion, Illinois Fair Market Rent $574 $578 $762 $1,019 $1,237
Marion, Illinois Payment Standard Range $517 to $631 $520 to $636 $686 to $838 $917 to $1,121 $1,113 to $1,361

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Marion, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 708
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 496
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.95%
Average Renter Household Size 2.17
Average Household Size 2.27
Median Household Income $42,839 ±$2,472
Median Rent $654 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.72% ± 8.04pp
Total Population 17,588

Population and Household Demographics

Marion is a city in Williamson County, Illinois with a population of 17,588. There are 7,526 households in the city with an average household size of 2.27 persons. 37.95% of households in Marion are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Marion

The median gross income for households in Marion is $42,839 a year, or $3,570 a month. The median rent for the city is $654 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Marion, a household making less than $2,180 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.72% of households who rent are overburdened in Marion.

Area Median Income In Marion

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 Marion, the AMI is calculated from all households within Williamson County.

In Marion, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,600

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 Marion

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 Marion

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Marion AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,600 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Marion AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,300 $27,800 $31,250 $34,700 $37,500 $40,300 $43,050 $45,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Marion AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,850 $44,400 $49,950 $55,500 $59,950 $64,400 $68,850 $73,300