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Affordable Housing In Genoa
DeKalb County, Illinois

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Genoa

Village Green Genoa Apartments

255 E. Railroad Ave
Genoa, Illinois
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Chamberlain Park Apartments

201 W. 2nd
Genoa, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Midland - Genoa Apartments

W 2nd St
Genoa, Illinois
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Housing Authorities that serve Genoa

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of DeKalb Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Genoa, Illinois

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 13 affordable apartments for rent in Genoa, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Genoa, Illinois

Genoa features 13 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 Genoa, Illinois

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Genoa, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Genoa landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Genoa.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Genoa, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $896 and $1,096.

2020 Genoa, 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 $683 $769 $996 $1,437 $1,692
Payment Standard Range $615 to $751 $692 to $846 $896 to $1,096 $1,293 to $1,581 $1,523 to $1,861

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Genoa, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 13
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 13
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.4%
Average Renter Household Size 2.33
Average Household Size 2.70
Median Household Income $53,608 ±$11,402
Median Rent $936 ±$366
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.76% ± 15.69pp
Total Population 5,233

Population and Household Demographics

Genoa is a city in DeKalb County, Illinois with a population of 5,233. There are 1,940 households in the city with an average household size of 2.70 persons. 43.4% of households in Genoa are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Genoa

The median gross income for households in Genoa is $53,608 a year, or $4,467 a month. The median rent for the city is $936 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Genoa, a household making less than $3,120 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.76% of households who rent are overburdened in Genoa.

Area Median Income In Genoa

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 Genoa, the AMI is calculated from all households within DeKalb County.

In Genoa, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $83,700

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 Genoa

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 Genoa

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,550 $20,050 $22,550 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $29,250 $33,400 $37,600 $41,750 $45,100 $48,450 $51,800 $55,150
80% of Median $46,800 $53,450 $60,150 $66,800 $72,150 $77,500 $82,850 $88,200