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Southern Hills

3077 Southern Hills Dr, Decatur, Illinois 62526

Located at the northwest side of Decatur, the Southern Hills is a 125-unit apartment complex comprising 28 buildings situated on 10 acres of beautifully landscaped land. The site is designated as a Section 8 family complex and offers many amenities, including central air, ceiling fans and privacy patios in each of its one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. The site offers on-site laundry facilities, a picnic area with a grill and a playground. The Orlando, an 87-unit apartment complex set in a 7-story building, was originally built in 1913 as the locally famous Hotel Orlando. The property was converted into apartments in 1982. The site is exclusively a Section 8/Senior/Disabled affordable apartment complex and includes 13 handicap-accessible units. Conveniently located, it is within walking distance of stores, restaurants and the city bus. The property offers many amenities, including a community room and a patio. 

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Units

Unit (Bd/Ba) Ft2 Rent
1 Bedroom (1/1) - Call for Price
2 Bedroom (2/1) - Call for Price
3 Bedroom (3/1) - Call for Price

Southern Hills Details

  • 212 one, two and three bedroom units.
  • Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

Property Amenities

  • Playground
  • BBQ/Picnic Area
  • Community Room
  • Laundry Facilities

Unit Amenities

  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Central Air
  • Private Patios

Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance

Since this property has a Project-Based Section 8 contract with HUD, some or all of the rents at this community are based on tenant incomes. Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance tenants will make a monthly contribution toward rent equal to 30% of their adjusted income. There is a minimum tenant contribution of $25 for all rents at this property regardless of tenant income.

Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

Since this property has received funding in part through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, a certain number of units are set aside for lower income households. Households must earn either less than 50% or 60% of the area median income (depending on the set-aside option chosen by the property owner) to qualify for these units. Rents in these units are capped at a maximum of 30% of the set-aside area median income (adjusted for unit size). Some rental units in this property may not be subject to LIHTC and therefore have higher rents and no maximum household income requirement.

Decatur HUD Rental Assistance Income Qualifications

Generally, households earning up to the income limit in the table below for their household size are eligible for units participating in a HUD rental assistance program in Decatur but actual income limits may differ for units at Southern Hills.

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

Decatur Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

Generally, households earning up to the income limit in the table below for their household size are eligible for units participating in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program in Decatur but actual income limits may differ for units at Southern Hills.

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

These general income qualifications for Decatur, Illinois should only be used as a basic guide. To find out if you qualify, contact the community directly.

Southern Hills was built in part with financing obtained through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program and receives rental subsidies through HUD-Assisted Housing. These programs have different income limits that can lead to apartments in the same property having different income requirements.

You can make up to 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) and be eligible for a HUD-Assisted Housing unit. However, you can earn at most 60% of AMI to be eligible for a LIHTC property and many units may be set aside for those with the lowest incomes (down to 15% of AMI). LIHTC properties may also contain some market rate units.

Since Southern Hills has both programs, the most restrictive of the income limits will apply for each unit. If the entire property is funded by LIHTC, the LIHTC income limit of 60% AMI would be used for all units. Apartments in properties with some units not funded by the LIHTC, but receiving Section 8 assistance, would be open to households making up to 80% AMI. Market rate units would have no subsidies or income restrictions.

Figuring out income and rent limits for affordable housing can be complex especially when more than one federal program is involved. To know for sure if you qualify, you must contact the property directly. The amounts provided here should only be used as a basic guide.

Southern Hills is managed by Related Companies.

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