Affordable Housing In DeKalb County
Illinois

26 Low Income Apartment Communities In DeKalb County

University Village Apartments I & II

722 N Annie Glidden Rd
Dekalb, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

University Village III

722 N Annie Glidden Rd
Dekalb, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Hall Street Lofts

413 E Hall St
Sandwich, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Sycamore Meadow Apartments

1705 Longwood Drive
Sycamore, Illinois
$565-635
1-2 BR
Accessible
Subsidized
62+

Village Green Genoa Apartments

255 E. Railroad Ave
Genoa, Illinois
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Waterman Gardens Apartments

215 E. Duffy Road
Waterman, Illinois
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Chamberlain Park Apartments

201 W. 2nd
Genoa, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Canterbury Place

615 Meadow Creek Dr
Dekalb, Illinois
Accepts Vouchers

Colonial House Apartments

1600 North Fourteenth Street
Dekalb, Illinois
Accepts Vouchers

Gideon Court Apartments

1325 W Lincoln Hwy
Dekalb, Illinois
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve DeKalb County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in DeKalb County, Illinois

There are 26 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,879 affordable apartments for rent in DeKalb County, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in DeKalb County, Illinois

DeKalb County features 1,134 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 DeKalb County, Illinois

There are 745 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in DeKalb County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in DeKalb County, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay DeKalb County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in DeKalb County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

DeKalb County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 26
Total Low Income Apartments 1,879
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,134
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.5%
Average Renter Household Size 2.43
Average Household Size 2.65
Median Household Income $54,101 ±$2,012
Median Rent $860 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.44% ± 3.85pp
Total Population 104,345

Population and Household Demographics

DeKalb County is a County in Illinois with a population of 104,345. There are 37,269 households in the county with an average household size of 2.65 persons. 41.5% of households in DeKalb County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in DeKalb County

The median gross income for households in DeKalb County is $54,101 a year, or $4,508 a month. The median rent for the county is $860 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In DeKalb County, a household making less than $2,867 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.44% of households who rent are overburdened in DeKalb County.1

Area Median Income In DeKalb 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 DeKalb County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,400

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 DeKalb 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 DeKalb County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,250 $18,600 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,100 $31,000 $34,850 $38,700 $41,800 $44,900 $48,000 $51,100
80% of Median $43,350 $49,550 $55,750 $61,900 $66,900 $71,850 $76,800 $81,750

Cities In DeKalb County

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City Listings Served By
Dekalb 12 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dekalb is the Housing Authority of the County of DeKalb.
Somonauk 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Somonauk is the Housing Authority of the County of DeKalb.
Sycamore 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sycamore is the Housing Authority of the County of DeKalb.
Hinckley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hinckley is the Housing Authority of the County of DeKalb.
Waterman 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waterman is the Housing Authority of the County of DeKalb.
Shabbona 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shabbona is the Housing Authority of the County of DeKalb.
Sandwich 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sandwich is the Housing Authority of the County of DeKalb.
Kirkland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kirkland is the Housing Authority of the County of DeKalb.
Genoa 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Genoa is the Housing Authority of the County of DeKalb.
Malta 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Malta is the Housing Authority of the County of DeKalb.
Cortland 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cortland is the Housing Authority of the County of DeKalb.
Kingston 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kingston is the Housing Authority of the County of DeKalb.
Lee 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lee is the Housing Authority of the County of DeKalb.
Maple Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maple Park is the Housing Authority of the County of DeKalb.