Affordable Housing In Montgomery County
Illinois

30 Low Income Apartment Communities In Montgomery County

Hillsboro Heights

215 Mill Street/ 11 North Oak Street
Hillsboro, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Montgomery County Sr Homes

119 Stuart Street
Witt, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Zimmet Square Apartments

1 Zimmet Drive
Farmersville, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Freedom Place II

920 E Prairie St
Litchfield, Illinois

Rupert Apartments Litchfield

204 S Montgomery Ave
Litchfield, Illinois
Subsidized

Rupert Apartments Nokomis

611 N Pine St
Nokomis, Illinois

Rupert Apartments of Irving

120 Vine St
Irving, Illinois
Subsidized

Chestnut Ridge Apartments

1715 E St John
Litchfield, Illinois

Doubletree Apartments Litchfield

Grant and Tyler St
Litchfield, Illinois
Subsidized

Times and Season Apartments Nokomis

Warren and Walnut St
Nokomis, Illinois

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Montgomery 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 Montgomery County, Illinois

Housing Authority Programs
Montgomery County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Montgomery County, Illinois

There are 30 low income housing apartment communities offering 726 affordable apartments for rent in Montgomery County, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Montgomery County, Illinois

Montgomery County features 338 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 Montgomery County, Illinois

There are 388 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Montgomery County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Montgomery County, Illinois

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Montgomery County, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $662 and $809.

2022 Montgomery 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
Montgomery County, Illinois Fair Market Rent $540 $568 $735 $929 $1,042
Montgomery County, Illinois Payment Standard Range $486 to $594 $511 to $625 $662 to $809 $836 to $1,022 $938 to $1,146

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Montgomery County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 30
Total Low Income Apartments 726
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 338
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.16%
Average Renter Household Size 2.17
Average Household Size 2.17
Median Household Income $46,966 ±$1,701
Median Rent $595 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.17% ± 4.84pp
Total Population 29,348

Population and Household Demographics

Montgomery County is a county in Illinois with a population of 29,348. There are 10,985 households in the county with an average household size of 2.17 persons. 22.16% of households in Montgomery County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Montgomery County

The median gross income for households in Montgomery County is $46,966 a year, or $3,914 a month. The median rent for the county is $595 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Montgomery County, a household making less than $1,983 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.17% of households who rent are overburdened in Montgomery County.

Area Median Income In Montgomery 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 Montgomery County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,800

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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Montgomery County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,250 $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 Montgomery County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,800 $27,200 $30,600 $33,950 $36,700 $39,400 $42,100 $44,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Montgomery County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,050 $43,450 $48,900 $54,300 $58,650 $63,000 $67,350 $71,700

Cities In Montgomery County

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City Served By
Butler The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Butler is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Coalton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coalton is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Coffeen The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coffeen is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Farmersville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Farmersville is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Fillmore The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fillmore is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Hillsboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hillsboro is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Irving The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Irving is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Litchfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Litchfield is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Nokomis The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nokomis is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Ohlman The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ohlman is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Raymond The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Raymond is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Schram City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Schram City is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Taylor Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Taylor Springs is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Waggoner The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waggoner is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Walshville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Walshville is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Wenonah The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wenonah is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Witt The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Witt is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.