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Woodridge Apartments of Eureka

701-709 E. Bullock Street
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Maple Lawn Apartments

700 N. Main St. Suite 174
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There are 0 low-income apartments in Eureka that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 100 low-income homes in Eureka where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $307 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on August 13th, 2020. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Eureka, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Ford Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Woodford County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Illinois Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Eureka.

Eureka, Illinois Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Eureka, Illinois

Eureka features 100 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 Eureka, Illinois

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Eureka, Illinois

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Eureka, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $806 and $986.

2023 Eureka, 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
Eureka, Illinois Fair Market Rent $639 $707 $896 $1,164 $1,211
Eureka, Illinois Payment Standard Range $575 to $703 $636 to $778 $806 to $986 $1,048 to $1,280 $1,090 to $1,332

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Eureka, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 100
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 100
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.24%
Average Renter Household Size 1.74
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $55,337 ±$5,253
Median Rent $546 ±$131
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 29.24% ± 11.57pp
Total Population 5,704

Population and Household Demographics

Eureka is a city in Woodford County, Illinois with a population of 5,704. There are 2,132 households in the city with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 28.24% of households in Eureka are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Eureka

The median gross income for households in Eureka is $55,337 a year, or $4,611 a month. The median rent for the city is $546 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Eureka, a household making less than $1,820 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 29.24% of households who rent are overburdened in Eureka.

Area Median Income In Eureka

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 Eureka, the AMI is calculated from all households within Woodford County.

In Eureka, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $91,900

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 Eureka

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 Eureka

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Eureka AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,000 $21,700 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Eureka AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$31,650 $36,150 $40,650 $45,150 $48,800 $52,400 $56,000 $59,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Eureka AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$50,600 $57,800 $65,050 $72,250 $78,050 $83,850 $89,600 $95,400