Affordable Housing In Williamson County
Illinois

20 Low Income Apartment Communities In Williamson County

Cambria Properties

102 Ralph St
Cambria, IL
Call For Rent
2 BR
Subsidized

Lincoln Village Apartments

4424 Meadowland Parkway
Marion, IL
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Shawnee Village

1304 W Boulevard St
Marion, IL
Subsidized

Herrin Pineview Apartments

700 Filmore Sq
Herrin, IL
HCV Welcome

Herrin Group Homes

112 Sassie Ln
Herrin, IL

Scattered Sites

301 N 14th St
Herrin, IL

Scattered Sites

301 Hickory St
Carterville, IL

Herrin ( City of ) Hs - 84

PO Box 473
Herrin, IL
HCV Welcome

Chesapeake Apartments

202 Chesapeake Dr
Marion, IL
HCV Welcome

Shawnee Estates

Morgan & Bentley St
Marion, IL
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Williamson County

Housing Authority Programs
Williamson County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Williamson County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Marion Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Illinois Dept. of Commerce and Economic Opport. Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Williamson County, Illinois

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 20 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,633 affordable apartments for rent in Williamson County, Illinois. Williamson County features 1,316 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 317 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Williamson County.

Williamson County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 1,633
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,316
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.49%
Average Renter Household Size 2.27
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $44,453 ±$1,958
Median Rent $649 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.72% ± 4.49pp
Total Population 67,121

Population and Household Demographics

Williamson County is a County in Illinois with a population of 67,121. There are 26,796 households in the county with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 27.49% of households in Williamson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Williamson County

The median gross income for households in Williamson County is $44,453 a year, or $3,704 a month. The median rent for the county is $649 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Williamson County, a household making less than $2,163 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.72% of households who rent are overburdened in Williamson County.1

Area Median Income In Williamson 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 Williamson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,500

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 Williamson 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 Williamson County HUD Rental Assistance in Williamson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,600 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,350 $27,800 $31,300 $34,750 $37,550 $40,350 $43,100 $45,900
80% of Median $38,950 $44,500 $50,050 $55,600 $60,050 $64,500 $68,950 $73,400
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Williamson County

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

From 2001 to 2007, 2 low income apartment communities containing 74 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Williamson 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 Williamson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,350 $27,800 $31,300 $34,750 $37,550 $40,350 $43,100 $45,900
60% of Median $29,220 $33,360 $37,560 $41,700 $45,060 $48,420 $51,720 $55,080

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 Williamson County is $37,560 a year, or $3,130 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,130 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $939 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% $609 $652 $783 $904 $1,009 $1,113
60% $731 $782 $939 $1,085 $1,211 $1,335
Fair Market Rents in Williamson 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
$560 $563 $742 $1,003 $1,165

Cities In Williamson County

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City Listings Served By
Marion 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marion is the Housing Authority of the City of Marion.
Herrin 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Herrin is the Williamson County Housing Authority.
Cambria 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cambria is the Williamson County Housing Authority.
Energy 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Energy is the Williamson County Housing Authority.
Bush 0
Carterville 1
Colp 0
Crab Orchard 0
Crainville 0
Creal Springs 0
Hurst 0
Johnston City 1
Pittsburg 0
Spillertown 0
Whiteash 0