Affordable Housing In Rock Island
Rock Island County, Illinois

Affordable Housing programs support 1,423 income based apartments in Rock Island where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 360 affordable apartments in Rock Island that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Rock Island, Illinois

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Rock Island. Go to the Illinois Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Rock Island.

Coventry Apartments

1900 6th Ave
Rock Island, Illinois
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Heather Ridge Apartments and Townhomes

9500 14th Street W, #B5F
Rock Island, Illinois
Income Based
2-4 BR
Rent Assisted

Maple Ridge Apartments

3700 5th Street
Rock Island, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Cascade Garden

655 Cascade Garden Dr
Rock Island, Illinois

Lynden Lane

655 Cascade Garden Drive
Rock Island, Illinois

3rd & 11th Townhomes

1020 3rd Ave
Rock Island, Illinois

Spencer Towers

111 20th St
Rock Island, Illinois

Century Woods Apartments

1400 5th Street
Rock Island, Illinois
Rent Assisted

Watch Hill Towers

3705 9th Street
Rock Island, Illinois
Rent Assisted

Lincoln Residences

809 6th Avenue
Rock Island, Illinois
Family & Senior
Affordable
Showing Results 1-10

Affordable Housing Near Rock Island

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Rock Island

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Carbon Cliff, IL Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Carbon Cliff.
Affordable Housing In East Moline, IL Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in East Moline.
Affordable Housing In Milan, IL Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Milan.
Affordable Housing In Moline, IL Affordable Housing programs support 15 apartment communities in Moline.
Affordable Housing In Port Byron, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Port Byron.
Affordable Housing In Silvis, IL Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Silvis.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Rock Island, 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
Greater Metropolitan Area Housing Authority of Rock Island County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Rock Island Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Illinois Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Rock Island.

Rock Island, Illinois Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Rock Island, Illinois

Rock Island features 1,423 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 Rock Island, Illinois

There are 360 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rock Island.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rock Island, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Rock Island landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Rock Island.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rock Island, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $815 and $997.

2023 Rock Island, 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
Rock Island, Illinois Fair Market Rent $606 $733 $906 $1,193 $1,353
Rock Island, Illinois Payment Standard Range $545 to $667 $660 to $806 $815 to $997 $1,074 to $1,312 $1,218 to $1,488

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Rock Island, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 21
Total Low Income Apartments 1,783
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,423
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.54%
Average Renter Household Size 2.31
Average Household Size 2.34
Median Household Income $41,243 ±$1,549
Median Rent $707 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.04% ± 5.84pp
Total Population 38,946

Population and Household Demographics

Rock Island is a city in Rock Island County, Illinois with a population of 38,946. There are 15,451 households in the city with an average household size of 2.34 persons. 34.54% of households in Rock Island are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rock Island

The median gross income for households in Rock Island is $41,243 a year, or $3,437 a month. The median rent for the city is $707 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rock Island, a household making less than $2,357 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.04% of households who rent are overburdened in Rock Island.

Area Median Income In Rock Island

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Rock Island, the AMI is calculated from all households within Rock Island County.

In Rock Island, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $87,200

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 Rock Island

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 Rock Island

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Rock Island AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,950 $20,500 $23,050 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Rock Island AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,900 $34,150 $38,400 $42,650 $46,100 $49,500 $52,900 $56,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Rock Island AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,800 $54,600 $61,450 $68,250 $73,750 $79,200 $84,650 $90,100