Affordable Housing In Peoria County
76 Low Income Apartment Communities In Peoria County
Guide To Affordable Housing in Peoria County, Illinois
There are 76 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,787 affordable apartments for rent in Peoria County, Illinois.
Income Based Apartments in Peoria County, Illinois
Peoria County features 4,218 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 Peoria County, Illinois
There are 1,569 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Peoria County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Peoria County, Illinois
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Peoria County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Peoria County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Peoria County, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $695 and $849.
2020 Peoria 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|
|Fair Market Rent||$564||$606||$772||$998||$1,082|
|Payment Standard Range||$508 to $620||$545 to $667||$695 to $849||$898 to $1,098||$974 to $1,190|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Peoria County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||76|
|Total Low Income Apartments||5,787|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||4,218|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||35.26%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.25|
|Average Household Size||2.39|
|Median Household Income||$51,147 ±$845|
|Median Rent||$713 ±$13|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||43.1% ± 2.32pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Peoria County is a county in Illinois with a population of 187,112. There are 76,133 households in the county with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 35.26% of households in Peoria County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Peoria County
The median gross income for households in Peoria County is $51,147 a year, or $4,262 a month. The median rent for the county is $713 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Peoria County, a household making less than $2,377 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.1% of households who rent are overburdened in Peoria County.
Area Median Income In Peoria 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 Peoria County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,600
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 Peoria 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 Peoria County
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$16,750||$19,150||$21,720||$26,200||$30,680||$35,160||$39,640||$44,120|
|50% of Median||$27,900||$31,850||$35,850||$39,800||$43,000||$46,200||$49,400||$52,550|
|80% of Median||$44,600||$51,000||$57,350||$63,700||$68,800||$73,900||$79,000||$84,100|
Cities In Peoria County
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|Pekin||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pekin is the Housing Authority of the City of Pekin.|
|Peoria||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Peoria is the Peoria Housing Authority.|