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Affordable Housing In Springfield
Sangamon County, Illinois

48 Low Income Apartment Communities In Springfield

1027 and 1027 1 2 N 4th

1027 N 4th St
Springfield, Illinois
Accepts Vouchers

Trevi Garden Estates ( Huntington Ridge )

4000 Treviso Dr
Springfield, Illinois
Accepts Vouchers

641 North 5th St

641 N 5th St
Springfield, Illinois
Accepts Vouchers

Sha - 04

1401 Winch Ln
Springfield, Illinois
Accepts Vouchers

1115 S 14th

1115 S 14th St
Springfield, Illinois
Accepts Vouchers

1201 S 12th

1201 S 12th St
Springfield, Illinois
Accepts Vouchers

1622 Loveland

1622 S Loveland Ave
Springfield, Illinois
Accepts Vouchers

1829 Martin Luther King

1829 S Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Springfield, Illinois
Accepts Vouchers

Johnson Park Lincolnwood 1111 Apartments

3 Brandon Dr
Springfield, Illinois

Johnson Park Lincolnwood 1111 Apartments

2024 Lions Ct
Springfield, Illinois

Housing Authorities that serve Springfield

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 Springfield, Illinois

There are 48 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,425 affordable apartments for rent in Springfield, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Springfield, Illinois

Springfield features 2,093 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 Springfield, Illinois

There are 1,148 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Springfield.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Springfield, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Springfield landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Springfield.

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

2020 Springfield, 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.

Springfield, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 48
Total Low Income Apartments 3,425
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,093
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.95%
Average Renter Household Size 2.14
Average Household Size 2.24
Median Household Income $49,868 ±$1,393
Median Rent $732 ±$13
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48% ± 2.65pp
Total Population 117,061

Population and Household Demographics

Springfield is a city in Sangamon County, Illinois with a population of 117,061. There are 50,575 households in the city with an average household size of 2.24 persons. 37.95% of households in Springfield are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Springfield

The median gross income for households in Springfield is $49,868 a year, or $4,156 a month. The median rent for the city is $732 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Springfield, a household making less than $2,440 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48% of households who rent are overburdened in Springfield.

Area Median Income In Springfield

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 Springfield, the AMI is calculated from all households within Sangamon County.

In Springfield, 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 Springfield

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 Springfield

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