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Affordable Housing In Dekalb
DeKalb County, Illinois

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dekalb

University Village I, II, AND III

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

University Village III

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

Canterbury Place

615 Meadow Creek Dr
Dekalb, Illinois

Colonial House Apartments

1600 North Fourteenth Street
Dekalb, Illinois

Gideon Court Apartments

1325 W Lincoln Hwy
Dekalb, Illinois

Greenbrier Apartments

926 Greenbrier Rd
Dekalb, Illinois
Elderly Supportive Housing

Briarwood Apartments of Dekalb

Resource Pkwy
Dekalb, Illinois

Golden Years Plaza

507 E Taylor St
Dekalb, Illinois

Lewis - Garden Estates

234 W Garden St
Dekalb, Illinois

Edens Garden Phase II

2355 Williams Way
Dekalb, Illinois

Housing Authorities that serve Dekalb

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dekalb, Illinois

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,445 affordable apartments for rent in Dekalb, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Dekalb, Illinois

Dekalb features 880 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, Illinois

There are 565 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dekalb.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dekalb, Illinois

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

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

2020 Dekalb, 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 research.

Dekalb, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 1,445
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 880
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 58.41%
Average Renter Household Size 2.46
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $37,954 ±$2,653
Median Rent $827 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 61.02% ± 5.48pp
Total Population 43,483

Population and Household Demographics

Dekalb is a city in DeKalb County, Illinois with a population of 43,483. There are 14,880 households in the city with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 58.41% of households in Dekalb are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dekalb

The median gross income for households in Dekalb is $37,954 a year, or $3,163 a month. The median rent for the city is $827 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dekalb, a household making less than $2,757 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 61.02% of households who rent are overburdened in Dekalb.

Area Median Income In Dekalb

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 Dekalb, the AMI is calculated from all households within DeKalb County.

In Dekalb, 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

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

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