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Affordable Housing In Sangamon County
Illinois

58 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sangamon County

Lincoln Court Apartments

1005 E Lincoln St
Riverton, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Countryside Manor Apartments

5 Cotton Hill Rd
Pawnee, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Village Apartments of Riverton

1007 E Lincoln St
Riverton, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

King's Court Apartments

2641 East Cook Street
Springfield, Illinois
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

The Villas at Vinegar Hill

200 North 11th Street
Springfield, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers
62+

The Boulevard Townhomes

2715 S MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, Illinois
$685-720
2 BR

Capitol Plaza

1210 E Washington St
Springfield, Illinois
Accepts Vouchers

Poplar Place Townhomes

902 25th St
Springfield, Illinois
Accepts Vouchers

Walnut Hill Village Apartments

222A N Walnut St
Rochester, Illinois
Subsidized

Washington Plaza

2301 W Washington St
Springfield, Illinois
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Sangamon County

Housing Authority Programs
Springfield Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sangamon County, Illinois

There are 58 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,833 affordable apartments for rent in Sangamon County, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Sangamon County, Illinois

Sangamon County features 2,273 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 Sangamon County, Illinois

There are 1,376 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sangamon County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sangamon County, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Sangamon County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Sangamon County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sangamon County, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $722 and $882.

2020 Sangamon 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
Fair Market Rent $542 $627 $802 $1,001 $1,086
Payment Standard Range $488 to $596 $564 to $690 $722 to $882 $901 to $1,101 $977 to $1,195

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Sangamon County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 58
Total Low Income Apartments 3,833
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,273
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.44%
Average Renter Household Size 2.21
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $56,167 ±$1,005
Median Rent $743 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.7% ± 2.29pp
Total Population 199,016

Population and Household Demographics

Sangamon County is a county in Illinois with a population of 199,016. There are 82,885 households in the county with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 30.44% of households in Sangamon County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sangamon County

The median gross income for households in Sangamon County is $56,167 a year, or $4,681 a month. The median rent for the county is $743 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sangamon County, a household making less than $2,477 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.7% of households who rent are overburdened in Sangamon County.

Area Median Income In Sangamon 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 Sangamon County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $85,200

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 Sangamon 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 Sangamon County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,300 $19,800 $22,250 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $28,850 $33,000 $37,100 $41,200 $44,500 $47,800 $51,100 $54,400
80% of Median $46,150 $52,750 $59,350 $65,900 $71,200 $76,450 $81,750 $87,000

Cities In Sangamon County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Auburn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Auburn is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Berlin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Berlin is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Buffalo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Buffalo is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Cantrall The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cantrall is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Chatham The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chatham is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Clear Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clear Lake is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Curran The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Curran is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Dawson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dawson is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Divernon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Divernon is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Grandview The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grandview is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Illiopolis The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Illiopolis is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Jerome The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jerome is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Lake Villa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Villa is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Leland Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leland Grove is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Loami The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Loami is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Mechanicsburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mechanicsburg is the Springfield Housing Authority.
New Berlin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Berlin is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Pawnee The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pawnee is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Pleasant Plains The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pleasant Plains is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Riverton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Riverton is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Rochester The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rochester is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Sherman The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sherman is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Southern View The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Southern View is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Spaulding The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spaulding is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Springfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Springfield is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Thayer The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Thayer is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Williamsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Williamsville is the Springfield Housing Authority.