Affordable Housing In Woodford County
Illinois

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Woodford County

Maple Lawn Apartments

700 N. Main St. Suite 174
Eureka, Illinois
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+
62+

Woodridge Apartments of Eureka

701-709 E. Bullock Street
Eureka, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Prairie Haven Apartments

601 W Monroe St
Metamora, Illinois
Subsidized

Pleasant Valley

225 S Walnut St
Minonk, Illinois

Prairieton Apts.

608 E Madison
Metamora, Illinois
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Woodford County, 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 Woodford County, Illinois

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Ford Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Woodford County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Woodford County, Illinois

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 194 affordable apartments for rent in Woodford County, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Woodford County, Illinois

Woodford County features 194 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 Woodford County, Illinois

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Woodford County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Woodford County, Illinois

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Woodford County, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $734 and $897.

2022 Woodford 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
Woodford County, Illinois Fair Market Rent $592 $641 $815 $1,059 $1,106
Woodford County, Illinois Payment Standard Range $533 to $651 $577 to $705 $734 to $897 $953 to $1,165 $995 to $1,217

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Woodford County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 194
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 194
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 18.72%
Average Renter Household Size 2.47
Average Household Size 2.65
Median Household Income $65,852 ±$2,867
Median Rent $737 ±$43
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.9% ± 5.14pp
Total Population 39,106

Population and Household Demographics

Woodford County is a county in Illinois with a population of 39,106. There are 14,350 households in the county with an average household size of 2.65 persons. 18.72% of households in Woodford County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Woodford County

The median gross income for households in Woodford County is $65,852 a year, or $5,488 a month. The median rent for the county is $737 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Woodford County, a household making less than $2,457 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.9% of households who rent are overburdened in Woodford County.

Area Median Income In Woodford 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 Woodford County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $89,900

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 Woodford 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 Woodford County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Woodford County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,950 $20,500 $23,050 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Woodford County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,900 $34,150 $38,400 $42,650 $46,100 $49,500 $52,900 $56,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Woodford County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,800 $54,600 $61,450 $68,250 $73,750 $79,200 $84,650 $90,100

Cities In Woodford County

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City Served By
Bay View Gardens The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bay View Gardens are the Housing Authority of the County of Ford and Woodford County Housing Authority.
Benson The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Benson are the Housing Authority of the County of Ford and Woodford County Housing Authority.
Congerville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Congerville are the Housing Authority of the County of Ford and Woodford County Housing Authority.
Eureka The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Eureka are the Housing Authority of the County of Ford and Woodford County Housing Authority.
Germantown Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Germantown Hills are the Housing Authority of the County of Ford and Woodford County Housing Authority.
Kappa The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kappa are the Housing Authority of the County of Ford and Woodford County Housing Authority.
Metamora The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Metamora are the Housing Authority of the County of Ford and Woodford County Housing Authority.
Minonk The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Minonk are the Housing Authority of the County of Ford and Woodford County Housing Authority.
Panola The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Panola are the Housing Authority of the County of Ford and Woodford County Housing Authority.
Roanoke The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Roanoke are the Housing Authority of the County of Ford and Woodford County Housing Authority.
Secor The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Secor are the Housing Authority of the County of Ford and Woodford County Housing Authority.
Spring Bay The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Spring Bay are the Housing Authority of the County of Ford and Woodford County Housing Authority.