Affordable Housing In Decatur
Macon County, Illinois

32 Low Income Apartment Communities In Decatur

Carriage House II Decatur

3757 N Portage Pl
Decatur, IL
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Carriage House I Decatur

3757 N Portage Pl
Decatur, IL
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Willow Heights

1460 E Wellington Way
Decatur, IL
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

The Woods

3010 E Mound Rd
Decatur, IL
$557
1 BR
Subsidized

Heritage Grove

365 E Waggoner St
Decatur, IL
Call For Rent
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Heritage Fields Project

Heritage Behavioral Health Center
Decatur, IL
HCV Welcome

Southern Hills

3077 Southern Hills Drive
Decatur, IL
Subsidized

Belvedere Center Plaza

225 W Wood St
Decatur, IL
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Oxford House

2700 N Monroe St
Decatur, IL
Subsidized

Woodford Indepedent Group Residence

111 Timari Ct
Decatur, IL
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Decatur

Housing Authority Programs
Decatur Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Decatur, Illinois

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 32 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,798 affordable apartments for rent in Decatur, Illinois. Decatur features 1,914 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 884 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Decatur.

Decatur, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 32
Total Low Income Apartments 2,798
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,914
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.51%
Average Renter Household Size 2.19
Average Household Size 2.28
Median Household Income $40,679 ±$1,306
Median Rent $652 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.88% ± 3.14pp
Total Population 74,654

Population and Household Demographics

Decatur is a City in Macon County, Illinois with a population of 74,654. There are 31,287 households in the city with an average household size of 2.28 persons. 38.51% of households in Decatur are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Decatur

The median gross income for households in Decatur is $40,679 a year, or $3,390 a month. The median rent for the city is $652 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Decatur, a household making less than $2,173 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.88% of households who rent are overburdened in Decatur.1

Area Median Income In Decatur

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Decatur, the AMI is calculated from all households within Macon County.

In Decatur, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,900

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 Decatur

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 Decatur HUD Rental Assistance in Decatur

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,050 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,450 $26,800 $30,150 $33,450 $36,150 $38,850 $41,500 $44,200
80% of Median $37,450 $42,800 $48,150 $53,500 $57,800 $62,100 $66,350 $70,650
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Decatur

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1995 to 2010, 12 low income apartment communities containing 1,396 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Decatur by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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 Decatur

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,450 $26,800 $30,150 $33,450 $36,150 $38,850 $41,500 $44,200
60% of Median $28,140 $32,160 $36,180 $40,140 $43,380 $46,620 $49,800 $53,040

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 Decatur is $36,180 a year, or $3,015 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,015 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $905 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% $586 $628 $754 $870 $971 $1,071
60% $704 $754 $905 $1,044 $1,166 $1,286
Fair Market Rents in Decatur

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
$490 $588 $752 $1,034 $1,066