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

Discover affordable housing in Rock Island County where there are 55+ 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.

Maple Ridge Apartments

3700 5th Street, Rock Island, Illinois 61201

Rock River Townhomes

900 Crampton Ave, Carbon Cliff, Illinois 61239

Moline High School Loft Apartments Llc

1001 16th St, Moline, Illinois 61265

Whispering Hills

110 Taylor Drive, Port Byron, Illinois 61275

Spring Valley

1150 41st Street Moline, Moline, Illinois 61265

Hillside Heights

825 17th St, Moline, Illinois 61265

Coventry Apartments

1900 6th Ave, Rock Island, Illinois 61201

Milan Manor

2000 4th St W, Milan, Illinois 61264

Spring Brook

4141 11th Avenue A, Moline, Illinois 61265

Morningstar Senior Residence

3601 6th Ave, Moline, Illinois 61201

Watch Hill Towers

3705 9th Street, Rock Island, Illinois 61201

Century Woods Apartments

1400 5th Street, Rock Island, Illinois 61201

Loma Linda

1801 10th Avenue a Ct, Silvis, Illinois 61282

Langman Apartments

2301 1st St E, Milan, Illinois 61264

Deerfield Woods Apartments Phase I

1053 51st Avenue, East Moline, Illinois 61244

Illini Towers

940 Crosstown Avenue, Silvis, Illinois 61282

Highland Manor

4200 22nd Ave, Moline, Illinois 61265

Colona House

54 41st Ave, East Moline, Illinois 61244

Garfield School Senior Residences

1518 25th Avenue, Moline, Illinois 61265

Heather Ridge Apartments and Townhomes

9500 14th Street W, #B5F, Rock Island, Illinois 61201

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Rock Island County, Illinois
$4.05 (+29%) more than Illinois minimum wage and $10.80 (+149%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Rock Island County, Illinois.

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

How many renters live in Rock Island County, Illinois?

The County of Rock Island County has 141,527 people living in 62,373 households.

There are 35,544 renters living in 18,800 renter households in this County. Renters make up 25.11 percent of the population living in Rock Island County.

What is the rental market like in Rock Island County, Illinois?

There are an estimated 66,731 housing units in the Rock Island County area. Of these, 20,672 units are rental homes, making up 31 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Rock Island County, Illinois, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Rock Island County?

The rental vacancy rate in Rock Island County is 6 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 Rock Island County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Rock Island County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
743 6,592 7,696 3,087 431
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Rock Island County

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

Among renter households in this market, 40 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 19 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 Rock Island County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $646 to $1,437. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $646
One BR $773
Two BR $953
Three BR $1,247
Four BR $1,437
2024 Fair Market Rents in Rock Island County, Illinois

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Rock Island 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 402 54 percent
One BR 4,195 64 percent
Two BR 4,429 58 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Rock Island County, Illinois

How many affordable rental units are in Rock Island County?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 2,151
Public Housing 1,213
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 2,166
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 60
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 14
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 72
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Rock Island County, Illinois

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

Income Based Apartments in Rock Island County, Illinois

Rock Island County features 3,900 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 $858 and $1,048.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.