Affordable Housing In Rock Island County
54 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rock Island County
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Rock Island 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.
Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.
Public Housing Agencies Serving Rock Island County, Illinois
|Greater Metropolitan Area Housing Authority of Rock Island County||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Rock Island County, Illinois
There are 54 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,745 affordable apartments for rent in Rock Island County, Illinois.
Income Based Apartments in Rock Island County, Illinois
Rock Island County features 4,038 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 County, Illinois
There are 1,707 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rock Island County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Rock Island County, Illinois
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Rock Island County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Rock Island County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rock Island County, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $725 and $886.
2022 Rock Island County, 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 County, Illinois Fair Market Rent||$535||$650||$805||$1,070||$1,209|
|Rock Island County, Illinois Payment Standard Range||$482 to $589||$585 to $715||$725 to $886||$963 to $1,177||$1,088 to $1,330|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Rock Island County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||54|
|Total Low Income Apartments||5,745|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||4,038|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||30.48%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.19|
|Average Household Size||2.36|
|Median Household Income||$48,817 ±$1,292|
|Median Rent||$678 ±$16|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||44.12% ± 2.97pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Rock Island County is a county in Illinois with a population of 147,161. There are 60,391 households in the county with an average household size of 2.36 persons. 30.48% of households in Rock Island County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Rock Island County
The median gross income for households in Rock Island County is $48,817 a year, or $4,068 a month. The median rent for the county is $678 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rock Island County, a household making less than $2,260 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.12% of households who rent are overburdened in Rock Island County.
Area Median Income In Rock Island 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 Rock Island County, 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 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Rock Island County
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Rock Island County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Rock Island County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Rock Island County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Rock Island County
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