Rock Island, IL Low Income Housing

Rock Island, IL Low Income Housing Guide

Qualifying For Low Income Housing in Rock Island, IL

How do I qualify for low income housing in Rock Island, 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 Rock Island, IL

There are a variety of low-income housing options available in Rock Island, 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 Rock Island, 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 Rock Island, Illinois - Rock Island County

Studio Apartments $733
One Bedroom Apartments $906
Two Bedroom Apartments $1,193
Three Bedroom Apartments $1,353

List of Low Income Housing in or near Rock Island, IL

Heather Ridge Apartments

Heather Ridge Apartments - Rock Island

9500 14 St W
Rock Island, IL - 61201
(309) 787-1654
Rock Island County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Century Woods Apartments

Century Woods Apartments - Rock Island

1400 5th Street
Rock Island, IL - 61201
(309) 786-2625
Rock Island County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Rock Island Economic Growth Corp. - Rock Island

120 16th 1/2 St.
Rock Island, IL - 61201
309-788-6311-24
Rock Island County

Maple Ridge Apartments - Rock Island

3700 5th Street
Rock Island, IL - 61201
(309)786-2639
Rock Island County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Watch Hill Tower - Rock Island

3705 9th St
Rock Island, IL - 61201
(309) 794-0001
Rock Island County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Coventry Apartments - Affordable Community

Coventry Apartments - Affordable Community - Rock Island

1900 S. 6th Avenue
Rock Island, IL - 61201
(309) 788-0117
Rock Island County
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Tips for Finding Low-Income Housing in Rock Island, 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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