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Affordable Housing In Morris
Grundy County, Illinois

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Morris

Canterbury House Apartments Morris

500 Twilight Dr
Morris, Illinois
1-3 BR

Cambridge Apartments

100 Sharon Drive
Morris, Illinois
Income Based
1 BR

Morris-Family Apartments

1001 Qual Drive
Morris, Illinois
Income Based
1-3 BR

Morris Country Place Apartments

400 Twilight Dr.
Morris, Illinois
Income Based
1-3 BR

Elliott Manor Housing for the Elderly

200 W Waverly Street
Morris, Illinois

Saratoga Towers Apartments

1700 Newton Dr
Morris, Illinois

Ashland Court

2402 Ashland Cir
Morris, Illinois

Manor House 5

2423 Oakland Cir
Morris, Illinois

Manor House 4

2304 Ashland Dr
Morris, Illinois
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Housing Authorities that serve Morris

Housing Authority Programs
Grundy County Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Morris, Illinois

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 393 affordable apartments for rent in Morris, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Morris, Illinois

Morris features 315 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 Morris, Illinois

There are 78 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Morris.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Morris, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Morris landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Morris.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Morris, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,042 and $1,274.

2020 Morris, 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 $873 $879 $1,158 $1,492 $1,569
Payment Standard Range $786 to $960 $791 to $967 $1,042 to $1,274 $1,343 to $1,641 $1,412 to $1,726

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Morris, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 393
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 315
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.44%
Average Renter Household Size 2.27
Average Household Size 2.48
Median Household Income $56,750 ±$5,934
Median Rent $866 ±$44
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.97% ± 10.14pp
Total Population 14,402

Population and Household Demographics

Morris is a city in Grundy County, Illinois with a population of 14,402. There are 5,718 households in the city with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 39.44% of households in Morris are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Morris

The median gross income for households in Morris is $56,750 a year, or $4,729 a month. The median rent for the city is $866 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Morris, a household making less than $2,887 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.97% of households who rent are overburdened in Morris.

Area Median Income In Morris

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 Morris, the AMI is calculated from all households within Grundy County.

In Morris, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $88,900

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 Morris

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 Morris

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,700 $21,350 $24,000 $26,650 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $31,150 $35,600 $40,050 $44,450 $48,050 $51,600 $55,150 $58,700
80% of Median $49,800 $56,900 $64,000 $71,100 $76,800 $82,500 $88,200 $93,900