Affordable Housing In Wayne County

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wayne County

Fairfield Gardens Apartments

1205 NW 7th St
Fairfield, IL
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Manor at the Woodlands

1 Manor Cir
Fairfield, IL
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Village Apartments of Fairfield

1600 W Delaware St
Fairfield, IL

Fairfield High Rise

303 N 1st St
Fairfield, IL

Cisne 2 Apartments

402 Archibald St
Cisne, IL
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Wayne County Apartments

1009 W Court St
Fairfield, IL
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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. Wayne County features 267 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 104 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wayne County.

Sourced from federal housing data and 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.1

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 $59,700

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 Wayne County 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 $13,950 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,250 $26,550 $29,850 $33,150 $35,850 $38,500 $41,150 $43,800
80% of Median $37,150 $42,450 $47,750 $53,050 $57,300 $61,550 $65,800 $70,050
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Wayne County

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

From 1994 to 2007, 2 low income apartment communities containing 64 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Wayne 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 Wayne County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,250 $26,550 $29,850 $33,150 $35,850 $38,500 $41,150 $43,800
60% of Median $27,900 $31,860 $35,820 $39,780 $43,020 $46,200 $49,380 $52,560

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 Wayne County is $35,820 a year, or $2,985 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,985 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $896 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% $581 $623 $746 $863 $963 $1,062
60% $698 $747 $896 $1,035 $1,155 $1,274
Fair Market Rents in Wayne 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$474 $530 $698 $872 $946

Cities In Wayne County

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City Listings Served By
Fairfield 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairfield is the Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois.
Cisne 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cisne is the Housing Authority of the County of Wayne Illinois.
Jeffersonville 0
Johnsonville 0
Keenes 0
Mill Shoals 0
Mount Erie 0
Sims 0
Wayne City 0
Golden Gate 0