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Affordable Housing In Mattoon
Coles County, Illinois

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mattoon

Mattoon Towers

90 Prairie Ave
Mattoon, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Sunrise Apartments

1817 S 9th St
Mattoon, Illinois

17th Place

2200 S Seventeenth
Mattoon, Illinois

Logan Court

308 N Logan St
Mattoon, Illinois
Elderly Supportive Housing

Hacc - General

109 Prairie Ave
Mattoon, Illinois

Quality Housing

1 Country Vlg
Mattoon, Illinois

Fellowship Center

301 Lafayette Ave E
Mattoon, Illinois
Elderly Supportive Housing

Coles Crossing Apartments

Route 16 And Lerna Rd
Mattoon, Illinois
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Mattoon

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Housing Authority County of Coles Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mattoon, Illinois

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,483 affordable apartments for rent in Mattoon, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Mattoon, Illinois

Mattoon features 559 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 Mattoon, Illinois

There are 924 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mattoon.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mattoon, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Mattoon landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Mattoon.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mattoon, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $667 and $815.

2020 Mattoon, 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
Fair Market Rent $500 $570 $741 $1,012 $1,075
Payment Standard Range $450 to $550 $513 to $627 $667 to $815 $911 to $1,113 $968 to $1,183

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Mattoon, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 1,483
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 559
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.3%
Average Renter Household Size 2.08
Average Household Size 2.24
Median Household Income $37,607 ±$3,849
Median Rent $599 ±$34
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.87% ± 6.44pp
Total Population 17,646

Population and Household Demographics

Mattoon is a city in Coles County, Illinois with a population of 17,646. There are 7,687 households in the city with an average household size of 2.24 persons. 38.3% of households in Mattoon are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mattoon

The median gross income for households in Mattoon is $37,607 a year, or $3,134 a month. The median rent for the city is $599 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mattoon, a household making less than $1,997 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.87% of households who rent are overburdened in Mattoon.

Area Median Income In Mattoon

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 Mattoon, the AMI is calculated from all households within Coles County.

In Mattoon, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,800

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 Mattoon

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 Mattoon

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,250 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $23,700 $27,100 $30,500 $33,850 $36,600 $39,300 $42,000 $44,700
80% of Median $37,950 $43,350 $48,750 $54,150 $58,500 $62,850 $67,150 $71,500