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Affordable Housing In Wayne County
Illinois

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wayne County

Fairfield Gardens Apartments

1205 NW 7th St
Fairfield, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Manor at the Woodlands

1 Manor Cir
Fairfield, Illinois

Village Apartments of Fairfield

1600 W Delaware St
Fairfield, Illinois
Subsidized

Fairfield High Rise

303 N 1st St
Fairfield, Illinois

Cisne 2 Apartments

402 Archibald St
Cisne, Illinois

Wayne County Apartments

1009 W Court St
Fairfield, Illinois
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Housing Authorities that serve Wayne County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wayne County, Illinois

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 371 affordable apartments for rent in Wayne County, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Wayne County, Illinois

Wayne County features 267 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 Wayne County, Illinois

There are 104 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wayne County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wayne County, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Wayne County landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Wayne County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wayne County, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $628 and $768.

2020 Wayne 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 $474 $530 $698 $872 $946
Payment Standard Range $427 to $521 $477 to $583 $628 to $768 $785 to $959 $851 to $1,041

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Wayne County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 371
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 267
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 19.78%
Average Renter Household Size 2.08
Average Household Size 2.34
Median Household Income $44,993 ±$2,346
Median Rent $552 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.25% ± 6.66pp
Total Population 16,555

Population and Household Demographics

Wayne County is a county in Illinois with a population of 16,555. There are 7,043 households in the county with an average household size of 2.34 persons. 19.78% of households in Wayne County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wayne County

The median gross income for households in Wayne County is $44,993 a year, or $3,749 a month. The median rent for the county is $552 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wayne County, a household making less than $1,840 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.25% of households who rent are overburdened in Wayne County.

Area Median Income In Wayne 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 Wayne County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,600

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 Wayne 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 Wayne County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,250 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $23,700 $27,100 $30,500 $33,850 $36,600 $39,300 $42,000 $44,700
80% of Median $37,950 $43,350 $48,750 $54,150 $58,500 $62,850 $67,150 $71,500

Cities In Wayne County

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City Served By
Cisne The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cisne is the Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois.
Fairfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairfield is the Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois.
Golden Gate The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Golden Gate is the Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois.
Jeffersonville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jeffersonville is the Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois.
Johnsonville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Johnsonville is the Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois.
Keenes The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Keenes is the Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois.
Mill Shoals The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mill Shoals is the Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois.
Mount Erie The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Erie is the Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois.
Sims The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sims is the Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois.
Wayne City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wayne City is the Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois.