Affordable Housing In Henderson County
Illinois

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Henderson County

107 North Broadway St

107 North Broadway St
Stronghurst, Illinois
Subsidized

Leman Dennison Apts

803 N. 5th
Oquawka, Illinois

Oquawka/Stronghurst

110 W. Chestnut
Stronghurst, Illinois

Biggsville Apts

Bridge and East Elm Streets
Biggsville, Illinois
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Henderson County, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Henderson County, Illinois

Housing Authority Programs
Henderson County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Henderson County, Illinois

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 80 affordable apartments for rent in Henderson County, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Henderson County, Illinois

Henderson County features 52 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 Henderson County, Illinois

There are 28 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Henderson County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Henderson County, Illinois

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Henderson County, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $662 and $809.

2022 Henderson County, 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
Henderson County, Illinois Fair Market Rent $531 $645 $735 $1,031 $1,034
Henderson County, Illinois Payment Standard Range $478 to $584 $581 to $710 $662 to $809 $928 to $1,134 $931 to $1,137

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Henderson County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 80
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 52
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.3%
Average Renter Household Size 2.15
Average Household Size 2.26
Median Household Income $47,672 ±$4,577
Median Rent $582 ±$47
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 24.73% ± 7.01pp
Total Population 7,042

Population and Household Demographics

Henderson County is a county in Illinois with a population of 7,042. There are 3,094 households in the county with an average household size of 2.26 persons. 21.3% of households in Henderson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Henderson County

The median gross income for households in Henderson County is $47,672 a year, or $3,973 a month. The median rent for the county is $582 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Henderson County, a household making less than $1,940 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 24.73% of households who rent are overburdened in Henderson County.

Area Median Income In Henderson County

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.

In Henderson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,100

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 Henderson County

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 Henderson County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Henderson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,950 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Henderson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$26,600 $30,400 $34,200 $37,950 $41,000 $44,050 $47,100 $50,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Henderson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$42,500 $48,600 $54,650 $60,700 $65,600 $70,450 $75,300 $80,150

Cities In Henderson County

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City Served By
Biggsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Biggsville is the Henderson County Housing Authority.
Gladstone The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gladstone is the Henderson County Housing Authority.
Gulf Port The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gulf Port is the Henderson County Housing Authority.
Lomax The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lomax is the Henderson County Housing Authority.
Media The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Media is the Henderson County Housing Authority.
Oquawka The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oquawka is the Henderson County Housing Authority.
Raritan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Raritan is the Henderson County Housing Authority.
Stronghurst The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stronghurst is the Henderson County Housing Authority.