Affordable Housing In Monroe County

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Monroe County

Bella Vista Apartments ( Family )

100 Debra Ln
Waterloo, Illinois

Bella Vista Senior

103 Debra Ln
Waterloo, Illinois

Valmeyer Senior Apartments

100 E Woodland Rdg
Valmeyer, Illinois

Bella Vista Family

101 Debra Ln
Waterloo, Illinois

Mccarron 2

120 Country Rdg
Columbia, Illinois

Monroe County Apartments 4

217 N Market St
Waterloo, Illinois

Monroe County Apartments

230 Bradford Ln
Waterloo, Illinois

Columbia Apartments

403 N. Main
Columbia, Illinois
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Monroe County, Illinois

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Monroe County, Illinois

Housing Authority Programs
Menard County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Monroe County, Illinois

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 233 affordable apartments for rent in Monroe County, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Monroe County, Illinois

Monroe County features 117 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 Monroe County, Illinois

There are 116 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Monroe County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Monroe County, Illinois

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Monroe County, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $852 and $1,042.

2022 Monroe County, 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
Monroe County, Illinois Fair Market Rent $689 $745 $947 $1,230 $1,449
Monroe County, Illinois Payment Standard Range $620 to $758 $671 to $820 $852 to $1,042 $1,107 to $1,353 $1,304 to $1,594

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Monroe County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 233
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 117
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 17.88%
Average Renter Household Size 2.41
Average Household Size 2.62
Median Household Income $70,859 ±$3,407
Median Rent $830 ±$73
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.15% ± 8.78pp
Total Population 33,539

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.

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 $97,200

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Monroe County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Monroe County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,950 $22,800 $25,650 $28,450 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Monroe County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,250 $38,000 $42,750 $47,450 $51,250 $55,050 $58,850 $62,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Monroe County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$53,150 $60,750 $68,350 $75,900 $82,000 $88,050 $94,150 $100,200

Cities In Monroe County

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