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Affordable Housing In Williamson County

21 Low Income Apartment Communities In Williamson County

Cambria Properties

102 Ralph St
Cambria, Illinois
Call For Rent
2 BR

Lincoln Village Apartments

4424 Meadowland Parkway
Marion, Illinois
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Shawnee Village

1304 W Boulevard St
Marion, Illinois

Herrin Pineview Apartments

700 Filmore Sq
Herrin, Illinois
Accepts Vouchers

Herrin Group Homes

112 Sassie Ln
Herrin, Illinois

Scattered Sites

301 N 14th St
Herrin, Illinois

Scattered Sites

301 Hickory St
Carterville, Illinois

Herrin ( City of ) Hs - 84

PO Box 473
Herrin, Illinois
Accepts Vouchers

Chesapeake Apartments

202 Chesapeake Dr
Marion, Illinois
Accepts Vouchers

Shawnee Estates

Morgan and Bentley St
Marion, Illinois

Housing Authorities that serve Williamson County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Williamson County, Illinois

There are 21 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,681 affordable apartments for rent in Williamson County, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Williamson County, Illinois

Williamson County features 1,364 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 Williamson County, Illinois

There are 317 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Williamson County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Williamson County, Illinois

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Williamson County, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $668 and $816.

2020 Williamson 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 $560 $563 $742 $1,003 $1,165
Payment Standard Range $504 to $616 $507 to $619 $668 to $816 $903 to $1,103 $1,049 to $1,282

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Williamson County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 21
Total Low Income Apartments 1,681
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,364
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.

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 $73,000

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 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 $15,350 $17,550 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,550 $29,200 $32,850 $36,500 $39,450 $42,350 $45,300 $48,200
80% of Median $40,900 $46,750 $52,600 $58,400 $63,100 $67,750 $72,450 $77,100

Cities In Williamson County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Cambria The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cambria is the Williamson County Housing Authority.
Crab Orchard
Creal Springs
Energy The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Energy is the Williamson County Housing Authority.
Herrin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Herrin is the Williamson County Housing Authority.
Johnston City
Marion The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marion is the Housing Authority of the City of Marion.