Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Perry County, IL

Discover affordable housing in Perry County where there are 10+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

The Manors at Mason Woods

205 Illinois St, Pinckneyville, Illinois 62274

Pinckneyville Gardens

102 E Randolph St, Pinckneyville, Illinois 62274

Five Star Apartments

126 N Hickory St, Du Quoin, Illinois 62832

Madison Avenue Apartments

Madison St, Du Quoin, Illinois 62832

Orchard Apts.

705 Virginia Court, Pinckneyville, Illinois

Diamond Terrace Dean Bartle

303 S Perry St, Pinckneyville, Illinois 62274

Robert L. Phipps

120 S Walnut St, Du Quoin, Illinois 62832

Bel Aire Towers and West

109 S Division St, Du Quoin, Illinois 62832

Tamaroa Apartments

212 N Hickory St, Tamaroa, Illinois 62888

Duquoin Village Apartments

302 S Division St, Du Quoin, Illinois 62832

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Perry County, Illinois
$1.28 (+9%) more than Illinois minimum wage and $8.03 (+111%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Perry 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Family Self-Sufficiency, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs for Perry County, Illinois.
Operates the Public Housing programs for Perry County, Illinois.

Go to the Illinois Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Perry County.

How many renters live in Perry County, Illinois?

The County of Perry County has 20,996 people living in 8,147 households.

There are 3,704 renters living in 1,885 renter households in this County. Renters make up 17.64 percent of the population living in Perry County.

What is the rental market like in Perry County, Illinois?

There are an estimated 9,170 housing units in the Perry County area. Of these, 2,095 units are rental homes, making up 23 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Perry County, Illinois, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Perry County?

The rental vacancy rate in Perry County is 8 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Perry County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Perry County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
4 412 899 499 47
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Perry County

A large number of apartments in Perry County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Perry County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 37 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 17 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Perry County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $553 to $1,271. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $553
One BR $614
Two BR $807
Three BR $1,137
Four BR $1,271
2024 Fair Market Rents in Perry County, Illinois

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Perry County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 1 25 percent
One BR 320 78 percent
Two BR 540 60 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Perry County, Illinois

How many affordable rental units are in Perry County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Perry County, Illinois including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 80
Public Housing 320
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 64
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 36
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Perry County, Illinois

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Perry County, Illinois

Perry County features 430 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 Perry County, Illinois

There are 80 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Perry County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Perry County, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Perry County landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Perry County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Perry County, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $726 and $888.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.