Miles of bicycle facilities located within 0.25 mile of affordable housing

In 2019, there were 34 affordable housing developments in Champaign County, an increase of three affordable housing sites from 2015. Housing developments were considered affordable if they were listed in association with low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC), Housing and Urban Development (HUD) public housing, or voucher programs.

The LIHTC is the federal government’s primary program for encouraging the investment of private equity in the development of affordable rental housing for low-income households. The housing choice voucher program, also known as the Section 8 program, is the federal government’s major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Section 202, also known as Supportive Housing for the Elderly, is a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program that provides capital advances to private, nonprofit sponsors to finance the development of housing for elderly residents.

There was no net change in the number of affordable housing units within Champaign County in the past year. The metropolitan planning area (MPA) has 30 of the 34 affordable housing developments in the county, the majority of which are located in Champaign and Urbana. Seven affordable housing developments in the MPA are without access to bicycle facilities within a quarter mile distance. The map below shows the distribution of affordable housing developments in relation to bicycle infrastructure in the region.

 

In 2019, 23 affordable housing projects in the MPA had access to a total of 17.41 miles of bicycle facilities within a quarter mile distance, a decrease of 1.02 miles from 2015. A significant decrease in access to bicycle facility mileage comes as a result of the sale of Skelton Place in 2018. Previously, Skelton Place provided the greatest access to bicycle facilities in the MPA. The replacement housing development for Skelton Place, Haven at Market Place, will be completed in 2020. Access to bicycle facilities at the new location will provide about 30 percent of the previous mileage Skelton Place provided.

Bike Facilities within 1/4 Miles Distance from Each Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing DevelopmentLocationMiles of Bicycle FacilitiesProgramUnits
Countrybrook ApartmentsChampaign1.44
LIHTC146
Hamilton on the ParkUrbana1.43Section 836
Eden Supportive LivingChampaign1.19LIHTC142
Washington SquareChampaign1.11HUD Public Housing104
Providence at ThornberryChampaign1.10
Section 8143
Florida House UrbanaUrbana1.08
LIHTC119
Gregory School AptsChampaign0.98LIHTC7
Sunnycrest ManorUrbana0.95LIHTC99
Hayes HomesUrbana0.91HUD Public Housing6
Scottswood ManorUrbana0.90
Section 8140
Steer PlaceUrbana0.81HUD Public Housing108
Edge Of Mall ApartmentsUrbana0.81
Section 850
Prairie HomesUrbana0.78
Section 826
Round Barn ManorChampaign0.74
LIHTC156
Columbia PlaceChampaign0.70
HUD Public Housing16
Crystal View TownhomesUrbana0.9
LIHTC67
Town Center AptsChampaign0.35
LIHTC144
Rainbow AptsUrbana0.28
LIHTC72
Prairie Green AptsUrbana0.14
LIHTC128
Oakwood Trace TownhomesChampaign0.13
Section 825
Providence at Sycamore HillsChampaign0.04
Section 883
Douglas Square AptsChampaign0.01
LIHTC45
Center ApartmentsUrbana0Section 8
15
C-U Independence ApartmentsUrbana0Section 20224
Hillcrest ApartmentsMahomet0LIHTC16
Manor at Prairie CrossingMahomet0HUD Public Housing18
Meadowview ApartmentsMahomet0LIHTC40
Parkview ApartmentsSavoy0LITHC176
Tolono Manor ApartmentsTolono0LIHTC16
Data Source: Champaign County Housing Authority, Champaign County Greenways and Trails