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

Discover affordable housing in Randolph County where there are 11+ 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.

Steeleville Apartments

807 Lockwood Ct, Steeleville, Illinois 62288

Chesterton Manor Apartments

1420 Court St, Chester, Illinois 62233

Red Bud Apartments

225 Lockwood Dr, Red Bud, Illinois 62278

Red Bud Estate I

710 W Market St, Red Bud, Illinois 62278

Red Bud Estates II Apartments

575 Country Club Dr, Red Bud, Illinois 62278

The Manor at Craig Farms

3030 State St, Chester, Illinois 62233

Northtown Apartments

1524 Melmar Drive, Sparta, Illinois 62286

Coulterville Apts

7th and Cedar St., Coulterville, Illinois

Koeneman Acres

214 Opdyke St, Chester, Illinois 62233

Western Egyptian Eoc Sparta Hr - 313

301 N Hasle St, Sparta, Illinois 62286

Village Apartments of Sparta

215 W Stevenson Dr, Sparta, Illinois 62286

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

What HUD offices serve Randolph 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 Randolph County, Illinois.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Randolph County, Illinois.

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

How many renters live in Randolph County, Illinois?

The County of Randolph County has 30,413 people living in 11,650 households.

There are 6,018 renters living in 2,797 renter households in this County. Renters make up 19.79 percent of the population living in Randolph County.

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

There are an estimated 13,412 housing units in the Randolph County area. Of these, 2,938 units are rental homes, making up 22 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Randolph County, Illinois, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Randolph County?

The rental vacancy rate in Randolph County is 3 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 Randolph County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Randolph County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
59 534 1,294 696 199
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Randolph County

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

Among renter households in this market, 37 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 15 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 Randolph County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $547 to $1,285. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $547
One BR $614
Two BR $807
Three BR $1,040
Four BR $1,285
2024 Fair Market Rents in Randolph County, Illinois

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Randolph 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 8 14 percent
One BR 264 49 percent
Two BR 729 56 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Randolph County, Illinois

How many affordable rental units are in Randolph County?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 200
Public Housing 218
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 106
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Randolph County, Illinois

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

Income Based Apartments in Randolph County, Illinois

Randolph County features 324 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 Randolph County, Illinois

There are 88 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Randolph County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Randolph County, Illinois

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

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

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.