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Affordable Housing In Good Hope
McDonough County, Illinois

Housing Authorities that serve Good Hope

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Good Hope, Illinois

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

Income Based Apartments in Good Hope, Illinois

Good Hope 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 Good Hope, Illinois

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Good Hope, Illinois

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

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

2020 Good Hope, 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 $567 $698 $885 $1,057
Payment Standard Range $427 to $521 $510 to $624 $628 to $768 $797 to $974 $951 to $1,163

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Good Hope, 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 17.13%
Average Renter Household Size 2.03
Average Household Size 2.14
Median Household Income $51,964 ±$10,269
Median Rent $573 ±$35
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 22.58% ± 51.41pp
Total Population 387

Population and Household Demographics

Good Hope is a City in McDonough County, Illinois with a population of 387. There are 181 households in the city with an average household size of 2.14 persons. 17.13% of households in Good Hope are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Good Hope

The median gross income for households in Good Hope is $51,964 a year, or $4,330 a month. The median rent for the city is $573 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Good Hope, a household making less than $1,910 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 22.58% of households who rent are overburdened in Good Hope.1

Area Median Income In Good Hope

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 Good Hope, the AMI is calculated from all households within McDonough County.

In Good Hope, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,200

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 Good Hope

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 Good Hope

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,550 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,250 $27,700 $31,150 $34,600 $37,400 $40,150 $42,950 $45,700
80% of Median $38,750 $44,300 $49,850 $55,350 $59,800 $64,250 $68,650 $73,100