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Affordable Housing In Forsyth
Macon County, Illinois

Housing Authorities that serve Forsyth

Housing Authority Programs
Decatur Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Forsyth, Illinois

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

Income Based Apartments in Forsyth, Illinois

Forsyth 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 Forsyth, Illinois

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Forsyth, Illinois

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Forsyth, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $695 and $849.

2021 Forsyth, 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
Forsyth, Illinois Fair Market Rent $509 $614 $772 $1,069 $1,111
Forsyth, Illinois Payment Standard Range $458 to $560 $553 to $675 $695 to $849 $962 to $1,176 $1,000 to $1,222

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Forsyth, 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 8.37%
Average Renter Household Size 1.81
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $83,534 ±$11,265
Median Rent $1,303 ±$508
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.36% ± 26.7pp
Total Population 3,493

Population and Household Demographics

Forsyth is a city in Macon County, Illinois with a population of 3,493. There are 1,350 households in the city with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 8.37% of households in Forsyth are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Forsyth

The median gross income for households in Forsyth is $83,534 a year, or $6,961 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,303 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Forsyth, a household making less than $4,343 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.36% of households who rent are overburdened in Forsyth.

Area Median Income In Forsyth

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 Forsyth, the AMI is calculated from all households within Macon County.

In Forsyth, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,700

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 Forsyth

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 Forsyth

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Forsyth AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,450 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Forsyth AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,050 $27,500 $30,950 $34,350 $37,100 $39,850 $42,600 $45,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Forsyth AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,500 $44,000 $49,500 $54,950 $59,350 $63,750 $68,150 $72,550