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Affordable Housing In DeKalb County
Illinois

28 Low Income Apartment Communities In DeKalb County

Sycamore Manor Apartments

849 Dekalb Ave
Sycamore, Illinois
Subsidized

Sandwich Manor

216 E Hall St
Sandwich, Illinois
Subsidized

Sequoya Apartments

15 S Sequoya St
Shabbona, Illinois
Subsidized

Greenbrier Apartments

926 Greenbrier Rd
Dekalb, Illinois
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Opportunity House Residences

350 N Maple St
Sycamore, Illinois
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Briarwood Apartments of Dekalb

Resource Pkwy
Dekalb, Illinois
Accepts Vouchers

Midland - Genoa Apartments

W 2nd St
Genoa, Illinois
Accepts Vouchers

Golden Years Plaza

507 E Taylor St
Dekalb, Illinois

Lewis - Garden Estates

234 W Garden St
Dekalb, Illinois

Civic Apartments

350 Grant St
Sycamore, Illinois

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 28 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,915 affordable apartments for rent in DeKalb County, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in DeKalb County, Illinois

DeKalb County features 1,170 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.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in DeKalb County, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $896 and $1,096.

2020 DeKalb County, Illinois Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fair Market Rent $683 $769 $996 $1,437 $1,692
Payment Standard Range $615 to $751 $692 to $846 $896 to $1,096 $1,293 to $1,581 $1,523 to $1,861

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

DeKalb County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 28
Total Low Income Apartments 1,915
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,170
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.

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 $83,700

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 $17,550 $20,050 $22,550 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $29,250 $33,400 $37,600 $41,750 $45,100 $48,450 $51,800 $55,150
80% of Median $46,800 $53,450 $60,150 $66,800 $72,150 $77,500 $82,850 $88,200

Cities In DeKalb County

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