Affordable Housing In Brown County

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brown County

Harvest House Apartments

608 SE Cross St
Mount Sterling, IL
Disabled Supportive Housing

Sterling Apartments

211 Country Ln
Mount Sterling, IL
Elderly Supportive Housing

Country Lane Apartments

213 Country Ln
Mount Sterling, IL
Disabled Supportive Housing

River Birch ( Mount Sterling )

200 Country Ln
Mount Sterling, IL

Curry Lane Apartments

510 S Curry St
Mount Sterling, IL
Disabled Supportive Housing

Mt Sterling

310 N Capitol Ave
Mount Sterling, IL
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Housing Authorities that serve Brown County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Brown Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Brown County, Illinois

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 302 affordable apartments for rent in Brown County, Illinois. Brown County features 302 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 0 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Brown County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Brown County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 302
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 302
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.84%
Average Renter Household Size 2.18
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $50,739 ±$4,955
Median Rent $569 ±$88
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 14.65% ± 6.82pp
Total Population 6,859

Population and Household Demographics

Brown County is a County in Illinois with a population of 6,859. There are 2,140 households in the county with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 25.84% of households in Brown County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brown County

The median gross income for households in Brown County is $50,739 a year, or $4,228 a month. The median rent for the county is $569 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brown County, a household making less than $1,897 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 14.65% of households who rent are overburdened in Brown County.1

Area Median Income In Brown 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 Brown County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,500

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 Brown 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 Brown County HUD Rental Assistance in Brown County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,450 $17,650 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,750 $29,400 $33,100 $36,750 $39,700 $42,650 $45,600 $48,550
80% of Median $41,200 $47,050 $52,950 $58,800 $63,550 $68,250 $72,950 $77,650

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Brown County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,750 $29,400 $33,100 $36,750 $39,700 $42,650 $45,600 $48,550
60% of Median $30,900 $35,280 $39,720 $44,100 $47,640 $51,180 $54,720 $58,260

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Brown County is $39,720 a year, or $3,310 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,310 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $993 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $644 $689 $828 $956 $1,066 $1,177
60% $773 $827 $993 $1,147 $1,280 $1,412
Fair Market Rents in Brown County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$678 $773 $1,016 $1,314 $1,472

Cities In Brown County

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City Listings Served By
Mount Sterling 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Sterling is the Housing Authority of the County of Brown.
Ripley 0
Mound Station 0
Versailles 0