Affordable Housing In Murphysboro
Jackson County, Illinois

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Murphysboro

Big Muddy River Apartments

5 N Shawnee Dr
Murphysboro, IL
Accepts Vouchers

Murphysboro

233 N 13th St
Murphysboro, IL

Murphysboro

300 N 7th St
Murphysboro, IL

Murphysboro

715 Bridge St
Murphysboro, IL
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Housing Authorities that serve Murphysboro

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Murphysboro, Illinois

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 356 affordable apartments for rent in Murphysboro, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Murphysboro, Illinois

Murphysboro features 296 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 Murphysboro, Illinois

There are 60 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Murphysboro.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Murphysboro, Illinois

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

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

2020 Murphysboro, 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 $479 $571 $735 $954 $1,028
Payment Standard Range $431 to $527 $514 to $628 $662 to $809 $859 to $1,049 $925 to $1,131

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Murphysboro, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 356
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 296
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.37%
Average Renter Household Size 1.95
Average Household Size 2.28
Median Household Income $36,098 ±$6,620
Median Rent $577 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.25% ± 8.14pp
Total Population 8,055

Population and Household Demographics

Murphysboro is a City in Jackson County, Illinois with a population of 8,055. There are 3,368 households in the city with an average household size of 2.28 persons. 39.37% of households in Murphysboro are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Murphysboro

The median gross income for households in Murphysboro is $36,098 a year, or $3,008 a month. The median rent for the city is $577 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Murphysboro, a household making less than $1,923 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.25% of households who rent are overburdened in Murphysboro.1

Area Median Income In Murphysboro

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 Murphysboro, the AMI is calculated from all households within Jackson County.

In Murphysboro, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,000

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 Murphysboro

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 Murphysboro HUD Rental Assistance in Murphysboro

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,950 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,250 $26,550 $29,850 $33,150 $35,850 $38,500 $41,150 $43,800
80% of Median $37,150 $42,450 $47,750 $53,050 $57,300 $61,550 $65,800 $70,050