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Affordable Housing In Douglas County
Illinois


Waiting List Openings In Douglas County

Waiting ListStatus
Menard County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Douglas County

Country Place Apartments

227 Country Place Lane
Villa Grove, Illinois
$460-505
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Rider Place of Arcola

135 North Oak Street
Arcola, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Meadow Green Apartments

206A Nicholas Dr
Tuscola, Illinois

Douglas Cty Apartments

200 Van Voorhis Dr
Tuscola, Illinois
Subsidized

Williamsburg Apartments

129 S Route 133
Arcola, Illinois
Subsidized

Lincoln Apartments

277 Lincoln Ave
Arcola, Illinois
Subsidized

Surrey Lane Manor

805 E Columbia St
Arthur, Illinois
Subsidized

Walnut Grove Apartments

215 W Elm Ave
Atwood, Illinois
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Housing Authorities that serve Douglas County

Housing Authority Programs
Menard County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Douglas County, Illinois

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 267 affordable apartments for rent in Douglas County, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Douglas County, Illinois

Douglas County features 164 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 Douglas County, Illinois

There are 103 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Douglas County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Douglas County, Illinois

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Douglas County, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $630 and $770.

2021 Douglas County, 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
Douglas County, Illinois Fair Market Rent $555 $559 $700 $988 $1,134
Douglas County, Illinois Payment Standard Range $500 to $611 $503 to $615 $630 to $770 $889 to $1,087 $1,021 to $1,247

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Douglas County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 267
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 164
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.9%
Average Renter Household Size 2.25
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $51,810 ±$2,087
Median Rent $653 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 30.68% ± 6.18pp
Total Population 19,826

Population and Household Demographics

Douglas County is a county in Illinois with a population of 19,826. There are 7,618 households in the county with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 24.9% of households in Douglas County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Douglas County

The median gross income for households in Douglas County is $51,810 a year, or $4,318 a month. The median rent for the county is $653 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Douglas County, a household making less than $2,177 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 30.68% of households who rent are overburdened in Douglas County.

Area Median Income In Douglas County

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.

In Douglas County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,000

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 Douglas County

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 Douglas County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Douglas County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,300 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Douglas County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,800 $27,200 $30,600 $34,000 $36,750 $39,450 $42,200 $44,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Douglas County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,100 $43,550 $49,000 $54,400 $58,800 $63,150 $67,500 $71,850

Cities In Douglas County

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City Served By
Arcola The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arcola is the Menard County Housing Authority.
Arthur The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arthur is the Menard County Housing Authority.
Atwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Atwood is the Menard County Housing Authority.
Camargo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Camargo is the Menard County Housing Authority.
Garrett The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Garrett is the Menard County Housing Authority.
Hindsboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hindsboro is the Menard County Housing Authority.
Newman The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newman is the Menard County Housing Authority.
Tuscola The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tuscola is the Menard County Housing Authority.
Villa Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Villa Grove is the Menard County Housing Authority.