Affordable Housing In Diamond
Grundy County, Illinois

Housing Authorities that serve Diamond

Housing Authority Programs
Grundy County Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Diamond, Illinois

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Diamond, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Diamond, Illinois

Diamond features 0 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 Diamond, Illinois

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Diamond.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Diamond, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Diamond landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Diamond.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Diamond, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,042 and $1,274.

2020 Diamond, 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 $873 $879 $1,158 $1,492 $1,569
Payment Standard Range $786 to $960 $791 to $967 $1,042 to $1,274 $1,343 to $1,641 $1,412 to $1,726

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Diamond, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.17%
Average Renter Household Size 2.31
Average Household Size 2.94
Median Household Income $64,833 ±$14,333
Median Rent $949 ±$69
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.35% ± 20.02pp
Total Population 2,612

Population and Household Demographics

Diamond is a City in Grundy County, Illinois with a population of 2,612. There are 888 households in the city with an average household size of 2.94 persons. 29.17% of households in Diamond are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Diamond

The median gross income for households in Diamond is $64,833 a year, or $5,403 a month. The median rent for the city is $949 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Diamond, a household making less than $3,163 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.35% of households who rent are overburdened in Diamond.1

Area Median Income In Diamond

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 Diamond, the AMI is calculated from all households within Grundy County.

In Diamond, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $85,300

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 Diamond

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 Diamond

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,950 $20,500 $23,050 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $29,900 $34,150 $38,400 $42,650 $46,100 $49,500 $52,900 $56,300
80% of Median $47,800 $54,600 $61,450 $68,250 $73,750 $79,200 $84,650 $90,100