Affordable Housing In Dixon
Lee County, Illinois

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dixon

Dixon Square

1540 Freedom Walk
Dixon, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Family & Senior

Canterbury House Apartments - Dixon

1501 Lowell Park Rd
Dixon, Illinois
1-3 BR

Cummins Place Apartments

2104-2142 Cummins
Dixon, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Countryside Manor

625 Countryside Ln
Dixon, Illinois

Sci Apartments III

322 Depot Ave
Dixon, Illinois
Disabled Supportive Housing

Kilker Apartments

668 Marclare St
Dixon, Illinois
Elderly Supportive Housing

Mcreynolds Towers

1000 Washington Ave
Dixon, Illinois

Marclare Estates

624 Marclare St
Dixon, Illinois

Nachusa Apartments

215 S Galena Ave
Dixon, Illinois

Forest Hills

410 Park St
Dixon, Illinois

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Dixon, Illinois

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Dixon, Illinois

Housing Authority Programs
Lee County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dixon, Illinois

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 572 affordable apartments for rent in Dixon, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Dixon, Illinois

Dixon features 377 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 Dixon, Illinois

There are 195 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dixon.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dixon, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dixon landlords $300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Dixon.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dixon, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $662 and $809.

2022 Dixon, 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
Dixon, Illinois Fair Market Rent $503 $594 $735 $995 $1,067
Dixon, Illinois Payment Standard Range $453 to $553 $535 to $653 $662 to $809 $896 to $1,095 $960 to $1,174

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Dixon, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 572
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 377
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.95%
Average Renter Household Size 2.13
Average Household Size 2.30
Median Household Income $47,924 ±$5,180
Median Rent $614 ±$80
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.22% ± 8.37pp
Total Population 15,196

Population and Household Demographics

Dixon is a city in Lee County, Illinois with a population of 15,196. There are 5,433 households in the city with an average household size of 2.30 persons. 31.95% of households in Dixon are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dixon

The median gross income for households in Dixon is $47,924 a year, or $3,994 a month. The median rent for the city is $614 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dixon, a household making less than $2,047 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.22% of households who rent are overburdened in Dixon.

Area Median Income In Dixon

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 Dixon, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lee County.

In Dixon, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $84,100

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 Dixon

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 Dixon

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Dixon AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,700 $20,200 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Dixon AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,450 $33,650 $37,850 $42,050 $45,450 $48,800 $52,150 $55,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Dixon AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,150 $53,850 $60,600 $67,300 $72,700 $78,100 $83,500 $88,850