Affordable Housing In Wood River
Madison County, Illinois

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wood River

Windham Terrace Apartments

2701 Windham Terrace Dr
Wood River, Illinois
1 BR

Stevens Building

118 Haller St
Wood River, Illinois
Subsidized
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Wood River, Illinois

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Wood River, Illinois

Housing Authority Programs
Madison County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wood River, Illinois

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 106 affordable apartments for rent in Wood River, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Wood River, Illinois

Wood River features 46 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 Wood River, Illinois

There are 60 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wood River.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wood River, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Wood River landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Wood River.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wood River, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $852 and $1,042.

2022 Wood River, 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
Wood River, Illinois Fair Market Rent $689 $745 $947 $1,230 $1,449
Wood River, Illinois Payment Standard Range $620 to $758 $671 to $820 $852 to $1,042 $1,107 to $1,353 $1,304 to $1,594

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Wood River, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 106
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 46
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.99%
Average Renter Household Size 2.20
Average Household Size 2.26
Median Household Income $41,349 ±$11,076
Median Rent $716 ±$55
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.83% ± 10.66pp
Total Population 10,417

Population and Household Demographics

Wood River is a city in Madison County, Illinois with a population of 10,417. There are 4,517 households in the city with an average household size of 2.26 persons. 32.99% of households in Wood River are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wood River

The median gross income for households in Wood River is $41,349 a year, or $3,446 a month. The median rent for the city is $716 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wood River, a household making less than $2,387 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.83% of households who rent are overburdened in Wood River.

Area Median Income In Wood River

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 Wood River, the AMI is calculated from all households within Madison County.

In Wood River, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $97,200

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 Wood River

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 Wood River

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Wood River AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,950 $22,800 $25,650 $28,450 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Wood River AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,250 $38,000 $42,750 $47,450 $51,250 $55,050 $58,850 $62,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Wood River AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$53,150 $60,750 $68,350 $75,900 $82,000 $88,050 $94,150 $100,200