Affordable Housing In Perry County

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Perry County

Five Star Apartments

126 N Hickory St
Du Quoin, IL
Elderly Supportive Housing

Pinckneyville Gardens

102 E Randolph St
Pinckneyville, IL

Duquoin Village Apartments

302 S Division St
Du Quoin, IL

Bel Aire Towers and West

109 S Division St
Du Quoin, IL

Robert L. Phipps

120 S Walnut St
Du Quoin, IL

Diamond Terrace Dean Bartle

303 S Perry St
Pinckneyville, IL

The Manors at Mason Woods

205 Illinois St
Pinckneyville, IL
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Tamaroa Apartments

212 N Hickory St
Tamaroa, IL

Madison Avenue Apartments

Madison St
Du Quoin, IL
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Housing Authorities that serve Perry County

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Guide To Affordable Housing in Perry County, Illinois

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 579 affordable apartments for rent in Perry County, Illinois. Perry County features 439 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 140 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Perry County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Perry County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 579
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 439
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.06%
Average Renter Household Size 2.17
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $42,478 ±$3,273
Median Rent $479 ±$46
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.93% ± 8.55pp
Total Population 21,810

Population and Household Demographics

Perry County is a County in Illinois with a population of 21,810. There are 8,025 households in the county with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 24.06% of households in Perry County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Perry County

The median gross income for households in Perry County is $42,478 a year, or $3,540 a month. The median rent for the county is $479 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Perry County, a household making less than $1,597 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.93% of households who rent are overburdened in Perry County.1

Area Median Income In Perry 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 Perry County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,600

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 Perry 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 Perry County HUD Rental Assistance in Perry County

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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Perry County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 2004 to 2004, 1 low income apartment communities containing 20 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Perry County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Perry County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,250 $26,550 $29,850 $33,150 $35,850 $38,500 $41,150 $43,800
60% of Median $27,900 $31,860 $35,820 $39,780 $43,020 $46,200 $49,380 $52,560

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Perry County is $35,820 a year, or $2,985 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,985 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $896 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $581 $623 $746 $863 $963 $1,062
60% $698 $747 $896 $1,035 $1,155 $1,274
Fair Market Rents in Perry County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$474 $599 $698 $960 $1,006

Cities In Perry County

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City Listings Served By
Du Quoin 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Du Quoin is the Perry County Housing Authority.
Tamaroa 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tamaroa is the Perry County Housing Authority.
Pinckneyville 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pinckneyville is the Perry County Housing Authority.
Cutler 0
St. Johns 0
Willisville 0