Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. 

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Affordable Housing In Decatur
Macon County, Illinois

27 Low Income Apartment Communities In Decatur

Eagle Ridge of Decatur Slf II

829 W McKinley Ave
Decatur, Illinois

Spring Creek Towers

2727 N Monroe St
Decatur, Illinois
Subsidized

Woodford Apartments

1025 W Wood St
Decatur, Illinois
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Victorian Woods

3910 W Main St
Decatur, Illinois
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Concord Highrise

333 E Center St
Decatur, Illinois
55+
Accessible

Hartford Highrise

1096 W Decatur St
Decatur, Illinois

Lexington Highrise

1221 N Van Dyke St
Decatur, Illinois
55+
Accessible

Wabash Crossing Rental Phase II

1250 N Clinton St
Decatur, Illinois

Harbor Place

811 E Clay St
Decatur, Illinois

Bristol Gardens

4725 N Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Decatur, Illinois

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

There are 27 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,539 affordable apartments for rent in Decatur, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Decatur, Illinois

Decatur features 1,777 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 Decatur, Illinois

There are 762 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Decatur.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Decatur, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Decatur landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Decatur.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Decatur, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $695 and $849.

2021 Decatur, 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
Decatur, Illinois Fair Market Rent $509 $614 $772 $1,069 $1,111
Decatur, Illinois Payment Standard Range $458 to $560 $553 to $675 $695 to $849 $962 to $1,176 $1,000 to $1,222

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Decatur, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 27
Total Low Income Apartments 2,539
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,777
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.

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 $68,700

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 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Decatur

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Decatur AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,450 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Decatur AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,050 $27,500 $30,950 $34,350 $37,100 $39,850 $42,600 $45,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Decatur AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,500 $44,000 $49,500 $54,950 $59,350 $63,750 $68,150 $72,550