Montrose, IL Low Income Housing

Montrose, IL Low Income Housing Guide

Qualifying For Low Income Housing in Montrose, IL

How do I qualify for low income housing in Montrose, IL?
To qualify for low income housing in Illinois, you must meet the following income requirements:

Your household income must be below 80% of the area median income (AMI). The AMI is updated annually by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and varies by county.

You must have a valid Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).

You must be a U.S. citizen or a legal immigrant.

In addition to the income requirements, you may also need to meet other eligibility requirements, such as:

- You must not have been evicted from any public housing or Section 8 housing in the past three years.
- You must not have any outstanding felony convictions for drug-related offenses.
- You must not be a registered sex offender.

Types of Low Income Housing in Montrose, IL

There are a variety of low-income housing options available in Montrose, IL, including:
  • Public Housing: Public housing is owned and operated by your area Housing Authority. Public housing units are rented to low-income households at below-market rates.
  • Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers: Section 8 is a federal program that provides rental assistance to low-income households. Vouchers can be used to rent apartments, townhouses, or single-family homes from private landlords.
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC): LIHTC is a federal program that provides tax credits to developers who build or renovate affordable housing units. LIHTC units are typically rented at below-market rates.
  • Project-Based Section 8: Project-based Section 8 is a federal program that provides rental assistance to low-income households who live in specific apartment buildings or housing developments.
  • Very Low Income Housing Development (VLID): VLID is a federal program that provides grants to states and local governments to fund the development of affordable housing for low-income households.


In addition to these federal programs, there are also a number of state and local programs that provide low-income housing assistance in Montrose, IL. These programs may offer rental assistance, down payment assistance, or other forms of financial assistance to help low-income households afford housing.

PublicHousing.com puts together our list of properties using the above program listings all on one website.



We display monthly rates for the apartments when possible. Most of subsidized apartments base the rent on income, therefore, you will need to contact the apartment directly for rates. We list all pertinent contact information.

HUD Fair Market Rent For Montrose, Illinois - Effingham County

Studio Apartments $625
One Bedroom Apartments $629
Two Bedroom Apartments $807
Three Bedroom Apartments $1,125

List of Low Income Housing in or near Montrose, IL

Effingham County Housing Authority - Effingham

215 N Banker Street
Effingham, IL - 62401
(217) 342-3520
Effingham County Housing Authority provides low income residents with housing assistance through the management of Low Rent Public Housing. This program is income based and the eligibility guidelines are set by HUD. There may be waiting lists for these rentals and at times the lists may close to new applicants based on the size of and length of wait on the lists. If you are in need of assistance in the area please contact the Housing Authority directly to obtain more information about eligibility requirements, availability of rentals, the status of any waiting lists and their application procedures. ...see full details
Effingham County
Listing Location: 9.50 miles from Montrose


C.e.f.s. Effingham County Outreach Office - Effingham

202 N Banker Street
Effingham, IL - 62401
217-347-7514
This is a HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agency. Contact them for assistance for the following: Fair Housing Pre-Purchase Education Workshops Financial Management Budget Counseling Home Improvement and Rehabilitation Counseling Mortgage Delinquency and Default Resolution Counseling Non-Delinquency Post Purchase Workshops for Homeowners Pre-purchase Counseling Pre-purchase Homebuyer Education Workshops Predatory Lending Education Workshops Rental Housing Counseling Services for Homeless Counseling Languages Spoken at Housing Agency: English...see full details
Effingham County
Listing Location: 9.50 miles from Montrose


Colonnade Apartments - Effingham

512 E Hendelmeyer Ave
Effingham, IL - 62401
(217) 347-0415
Colonnade Apartments is a low income housing apartment subsidized by the federal governments HUD (Housing and Urban Development Division). Contact Colonnade Apartments for complete details on the current vacancies and housing applications....see full details
Effingham County
Listing Location: 9.91 miles from Montrose

HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Slate Creek Apartments - Effingham

2301 S Veterans Dr
Effingham, IL - 62401
(217) 342-4050
Slate Creek Apartments is a senior low income housing apartment subsidized by the federal governments HUD (Housing and Urban Development Division). Contact Slate Creek Apartments for complete details on the current vacancies and housing applications....see full details
Effingham County
Listing Location: 9.98 miles from Montrose

HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Effingham Village Apartments Affordable/ Public Housing - Effingham

504 North Henrietta Street
Effingham, IL - 62401
(618) 544-8645
Program type: Low-Income / Affordable Housing Number of Units: 48 Floor plans: 1 and 2 bedroom Property email address: robinson@macocompanies.com Features and Amenities: Baseboard Heat BBQ & Picnic Area Family Apartments Fire Stops Laundry Room Parking Picnic Area Play Ground Range/Hood Refrigerator Smoke Alarms Two-Story Window Air This is a Low Income Housing community. Income restrictions apply. Contact the property for current availability; wait-lists may apply....see full details
Effingham County
Listing Location: 10.03 miles from Montrose


Burton-devore Apartments - Effingham

610 N. Henrietta
Effingham, IL - 62401
(217) 342-3520
Burton-devore Apartments is a Family low income housing apartment subsidized by the federal governments HUD (Housing and Urban Development Division). Contact Burton-devore Apartments for complete details on the current vacancies and housing applications....see full details
Effingham County
Listing Location: 10.04 miles from Montrose

HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

C.e.f.s. Economic Opportunity Corporation - Effingham

1805 S Banker St
Effingham, IL -
217-342-2193-126
This is a HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agency. Contact them for assistance for the following: Fair Housing Pre-Purchase Education Workshops Financial Management Budget Counseling Home Improvement and Rehabilitation Counseling Mortgage Delinquency and Default Resolution Counseling Non-Delinquency Post Purchase Workshops for Homeowners Pre-purchase Counseling Pre-purchase Homebuyer Education Workshops Predatory Lending Education Workshops Rental Housing Counseling Services for Homeless Counseling Languages Spoken at Housing Agency: English...see full details
Effingham County
Listing Location: 10.15 miles from Montrose


Lake Pointe Apartments - Effingham

1706 Ford Avenue
Effingham, IL - 62401
(217) 347-5514
Lake Pointe Apartments is a Family low income housing apartment subsidized by the federal governments HUD (Housing and Urban Development Division). Contact Lake Pointe Apartments for complete details on the current vacancies and housing applications....see full details
Effingham County
Listing Location: 10.30 miles from Montrose

HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Embarras River Basin Agency, - Greenup

400 West Pleasant Street
Greenup, IL - 62428
217-923-3113
This is a HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agency. Contact them for assistance for the following: Financial Management Budget Counseling Mortgage Delinquency and Default Resolution Counseling Non-Delinquency Post Purchase Workshops for Homeowners Pre-purchase Counseling Rental Housing Counseling Services for Homeless Counseling Languages Spoken at Housing Agency: English...see full details
Effingham County
Listing Location: 12.43 miles from Montrose


Cumberland County Housing Authority - Toledo

206 E Washington Street
Toledo, IL - 62468
(217) 849-2071
Cumberland County Housing Authority provides housing assistance to low income residents through the management of programs such as Low Rent Public Housing and the Housing Choice Voucher Program - Section 8. These programs are income based and the eligibility guidelines are set by HUD. There may be waiting lists for these rentals or vouchers due to the overwhelming need for housing assistance and at times the lists may close to new applicants based on the size of and the length of wait on the lists. If you are in need of assistance in the area please contact the Housing Authority directly to obtain more information about eligibility requirements, availability of rentals or vouchers, the status of any waiting lists and their application procedures. ...see full details
Effingham County
Listing Location: 15.99 miles from Montrose


Tips for Finding Low-Income Housing in Montrose, IL

  • 1. Check with local social service agencies. Many social service agencies offer affordable housing programs or can provide you with information on affordable housing resources in your area.
  • 2. HUD Exchange: The HUD Exchange website provides information on a variety of federal housing programs, including Section 8 and HOME.
  • 3. National Low Income Housing Coalition: The NLIHC website provides information on affordable housing programs and policies at the national and state levels.

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