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

Discover affordable housing in Pulaski County where there are 6+ 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.

Market Square

627 High St, Mound City, Illinois 62963

Cache Valley Apartments

751 Ullin Ave, Ullin, Illinois 62992

Karnak Apartments

Washington and Illinois Streets, Karnak, Illinois


400 School St, Karnak, Illinois 62963

Pulaski County Apartments

323 N Chestnut St, Pulaski, Illinois 62941

Karnak Apartments

201 Illinois Ave, Mound City, Illinois 62963

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Pulaski County, Illinois
$1.28 (+9%) more than Illinois minimum wage and $8.03 (+111%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Pulaski County, Illinois Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve Pulaski 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 Pulaski County, Illinois.
Operates the Public Housing programs for Pulaski County, Illinois.

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

How many renters live in Pulaski County, Illinois?

The County of Pulaski County has 5,177 people living in 1,886 households.

There are 1,545 renters living in 534 renter households in this County. Renters make up 29.84 percent of the population living in Pulaski County.

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

There are an estimated 2,862 housing units in the Pulaski County area. Of these, 571 units are rental homes, making up 20 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Pulaski County, Illinois, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Pulaski County?

The rental vacancy rate in Pulaski County is 4 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

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

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Pulaski County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
83 43 170 213 25
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Pulaski County

A large number of apartments in Pulaski 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 Pulaski County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 30 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 Pulaski County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $557 to $1,369. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $557
One BR $658
Two BR $807
Three BR $1,137
Four BR $1,369
2024 Fair Market Rents in Pulaski County, Illinois

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Pulaski 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 60 72 percent
One BR 31 72 percent
Two BR 141 83 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Pulaski County, Illinois

How many affordable rental units are in Pulaski County?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 48
Public Housing 132
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 24
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 28
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Pulaski County, Illinois

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

Income Based Apartments in Pulaski County, Illinois

Pulaski County features 184 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 Pulaski County, Illinois

There are 48 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pulaski County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Pulaski County, Illinois

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

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

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.