Affordable Housing In Monroe County
Illinois

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Monroe County

Bella Vista Apartments ( Family )

100 Debra Ln
Waterloo, IL
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Bella Vista Senior

103 Debra Ln
Waterloo, IL
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Valmeyer Senior Apartments

100 E Woodland Rdg
Valmeyer, IL
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Bella Vista Family

101 Debra Ln
Waterloo, IL
Subsidized

Mccarron 2

120 Country Rdg
Columbia, IL
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Monroe County Apartments 4

217 N Market St
Waterloo, IL
Subsidized

Monroe County Apartments

230 Bradford Ln
Waterloo, IL
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There are 7 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 216 affordable apartments for rent in Monroe County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 100 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Monroe County, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 116 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Guide To Affordable Housing in Monroe County, Illinois

Monroe County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 216
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 100
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 17.88%
Average Renter Household Size 2.41
Total Population 33,539
Housing Units 12,699
Average Household Size 2.62
Median Household Income $70,859 ±$3,407
Median Rent $830 ±$73
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.15% ± 8.78pp

Population and Household Demographics

Monroe County is a County in Illinois with a population of 33,539. There are 12,699 households in the county with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 17.88% of households in Monroe County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Monroe County

The median gross income for households in Monroe County is $70,859 a year, or $5,905 a month. The median rent for the county is $830 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Monroe County, a household making less than $2,767 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.15% of households who rent are overburdened in Monroe County.1

Area Median Income In Monroe 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 Monroe 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 Monroe 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 Monroe County HUD Rental Assistance in Monroe 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 Monroe County

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

From 1992 to 1997, 3 low income apartment communities containing 116 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Monroe 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 Monroe 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 Monroe 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 Monroe 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 Monroe County

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City Listings Served By
Waterloo 5
Valmeyer 1
Columbia 1
Fults 0
Hecker 0
Maeystown 0