Affordable Housing In Sangamon County
Illinois

59 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sangamon County

Lincoln Court Apartments

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

Countryside Manor Apartments

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

Village Apartments of Riverton

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

The Villas at Vinegar Hill

200 North 11th Street
Springfield, IL
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

The Boulevard Townhomes

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

King's Court Redevelopment

2641 East Cook Street
Springfield, IL
HCV Welcome

Capitol Plaza

1210 E Washington St
Springfield, IL
HCV Welcome

Poplar Place Townhomes

902 25th St
Springfield, IL
HCV Welcome

Walnut Hill Village Apartments

222A N Walnut St
Rochester, IL
Subsidized

Washington Plaza

2301 W Washington St
Springfield, IL
Subsidized

There are 59 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 3,853 affordable apartments for rent in Sangamon County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 2,181 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Sangamon County, HUD housing programs support 908 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 1,488 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

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

Sangamon County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 59
Total Low Income Apartments 3,853
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 2,181
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.44%
Average Renter Household Size 2.21
Total Population 199,016
Housing Units 82,885
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $56,167 ±$1,005
Median Rent $743 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.7% ± 2.29pp

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.1

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 $76,400

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 Sangamon County 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 $16,050 $18,350 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,750 $30,600 $34,400 $38,200 $41,300 $44,350 $47,400 $50,450
80% of Median $42,800 $48,900 $55,000 $61,100 $66,000 $70,900 $75,800 $80,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Sangamon County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1991 to 2009, 25 low income apartment communities containing 1,795 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Sangamon County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Sangamon County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $32,100 $36,720 $41,280 $45,840 $49,560 $53,220 $56,880 $60,540

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Sangamon County is $41,280 a year, or $3,440 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,440 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,032 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $669 $717 $860 $994 $1,109 $1,223
60% $803 $860 $1,032 $1,193 $1,331 $1,468
Fair Market Rents in Sangamon County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$573 $657 $846 $1,074 $1,144

Cities In Sangamon County

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City Listings Served By
Springfield 48 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Springfield is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Pawnee 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pawnee is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Buffalo 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Buffalo is the Springfield Housing Authority.
New Berlin 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Berlin is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Riverton 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Riverton is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Auburn 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Auburn is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Lake Villa 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Villa is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Rochester 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rochester is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Chatham 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chatham is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Divernon 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Divernon is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Williamsville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Williamsville is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Sherman 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sherman is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Berlin 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Berlin is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Cantrall 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cantrall is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Curran 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Curran is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Dawson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dawson is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Illiopolis 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Illiopolis is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Jerome 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jerome is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Leland Grove 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leland Grove is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Loami 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Loami is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Mechanicsburg 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mechanicsburg is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Pleasant Plains 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pleasant Plains is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Southern View 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Southern View is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Spaulding 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spaulding is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Thayer 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Thayer is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Clear Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clear Lake is the Springfield Housing Authority.
Grandview 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grandview is the Springfield Housing Authority.