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Affordable Housing In Du Quoin
Perry County, Illinois

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Du Quoin

Five Star Apartments

126 N Hickory St
Du Quoin, Illinois
Elderly Supportive Housing

Duquoin Village Apartments

302 S Division St
Du Quoin, Illinois

Bel Aire Towers and West

109 S Division St
Du Quoin, Illinois

Robert L. Phipps

120 S Walnut St
Du Quoin, Illinois

Madison Avenue Apartments

Madison St
Du Quoin, Illinois
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Housing Authorities that serve Du Quoin

Housing Authority Programs
Perry County Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Du Quoin, Illinois

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 396 affordable apartments for rent in Du Quoin, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Du Quoin, Illinois

Du Quoin features 286 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 Du Quoin, Illinois

There are 110 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Du Quoin.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Du Quoin, Illinois

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Du Quoin, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $628 and $768.

2020 Du Quoin, 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 $474 $599 $698 $960 $1,006
Payment Standard Range $427 to $521 $539 to $659 $628 to $768 $864 to $1,056 $905 to $1,107

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Du Quoin, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 396
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 286
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.16%
Average Renter Household Size 2.03
Average Household Size 2.26
Median Household Income $29,708 ±$5,795
Median Rent $447 ±$75
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.96% ± 11.6pp
Total Population 6,002

Population and Household Demographics

Du Quoin is a city in Perry County, Illinois with a population of 6,002. There are 2,570 households in the city with an average household size of 2.26 persons. 34.16% of households in Du Quoin are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Du Quoin

The median gross income for households in Du Quoin is $29,708 a year, or $2,476 a month. The median rent for the city is $447 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Du Quoin, a household making less than $1,490 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.96% of households who rent are overburdened in Du Quoin.

Area Median Income In Du Quoin

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 Du Quoin, the AMI is calculated from all households within Perry County.

In Du Quoin, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,200

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 Du Quoin

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 Du Quoin

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,350 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $23,900 $27,300 $30,700 $34,100 $36,850 $39,600 $42,300 $45,050
80% of Median $38,200 $43,650 $49,100 $54,550 $58,950 $63,300 $67,650 $72,050