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Affordable Housing In Dowell
Jackson County, Illinois

Housing Authorities that serve Dowell

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dowell, Illinois

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

Income Based Apartments in Dowell, Illinois

Dowell 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 Dowell, Illinois

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dowell, Illinois

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

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

2020 Dowell, 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 $479 $571 $735 $954 $1,028
Payment Standard Range $431 to $527 $514 to $628 $662 to $809 $859 to $1,049 $925 to $1,131

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Dowell, 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 21.23%
Average Renter Household Size 2.10
Average Household Size 2.25
Median Household Income $22,500 ±$7,548
Median Rent $708 ±$154
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.61% ± 48.37pp
Total Population 328

Population and Household Demographics

Dowell is a city in Jackson County, Illinois with a population of 328. There are 146 households in the city with an average household size of 2.25 persons. 21.23% of households in Dowell are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dowell

The median gross income for households in Dowell is $22,500 a year, or $1,875 a month. The median rent for the city is $708 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dowell, a household making less than $2,360 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.61% of households who rent are overburdened in Dowell.

Area Median Income In Dowell

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 Dowell, the AMI is calculated from all households within Jackson County.

In Dowell, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,300

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 Dowell

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 Dowell

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,250 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $23,700 $27,100 $30,500 $33,850 $36,600 $39,300 $42,000 $44,700
80% of Median $37,950 $43,350 $48,750 $54,150 $58,500 $62,850 $67,150 $71,500