Affordable Housing In Massac County

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Massac County

Fairmount Apartments

126 E 3rd St
Metropolis, IL

Parkview Apartments of Metropolis

1055 E 8th St
Metropolis, IL
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Devondale Apartments II

1441 W 10th St
Metropolis, IL
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Housing Authorities that serve Massac County

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Guide To Affordable Housing in Massac County, Illinois

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 275 affordable apartments for rent in Massac County, Illinois. Massac County features 233 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 42 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Massac County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Massac County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 275
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 233
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.09%
Average Renter Household Size 2.44
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $40,977 ±$3,686
Median Rent $693 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.54% ± 7.97pp
Total Population 15,016

Population and Household Demographics

Massac County is a County in Illinois with a population of 15,016. There are 5,987 households in the county with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 27.09% of households in Massac County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Massac County

The median gross income for households in Massac County is $40,977 a year, or $3,415 a month. The median rent for the county is $693 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Massac County, a household making less than $2,310 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.54% of households who rent are overburdened in Massac County.1

Area Median Income In Massac 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 Massac County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,400

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 Massac 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 Massac County HUD Rental Assistance in Massac County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,950 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,250 $26,550 $29,850 $33,150 $35,850 $38,500 $41,150 $43,800
80% of Median $37,150 $42,450 $47,750 $53,050 $57,300 $61,550 $65,800 $70,050
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Massac County

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

From 2006 to 2006, 1 low income apartment communities containing 42 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Massac 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 Massac County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,250 $26,550 $29,850 $33,150 $35,850 $38,500 $41,150 $43,800
60% of Median $27,900 $31,860 $35,820 $39,780 $43,020 $46,200 $49,380 $52,560

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 Massac County is $35,820 a year, or $2,985 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,985 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $896 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% $581 $623 $746 $863 $963 $1,062
60% $698 $747 $896 $1,035 $1,155 $1,274
Fair Market Rents in Massac 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$537 $608 $792 $987 $1,073

Cities In Massac County

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City Listings Served By
Metropolis 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Metropolis is the Massac County Housing Authority.
Brookport 0
Joppa 0