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Affordable Housing In Highland
Madison County, Illinois

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Highland

Flax Meadow Townhomes

216 Flax Drive
Highland, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Faith Countryside Homes

1331 26th St
Highland, Illinois
Elderly Supportive Housing

Northtown East Apartments

85 Suppiger Ln
Highland, Illinois

Senior Plaza Apartments II

200 Suppiger Ln
Highland, Illinois

Daffodil Apartments

1330 Daffodil Ln
Highland, Illinois

Senior Plaza Apartments

2676 Eagle Way Dr
Highland, Illinois

Town and Country Apartments

1410 30th St
Highland, Illinois
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Housing Authorities that serve Highland

Housing Authority Programs
Madison County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Highland, Illinois

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 320 affordable apartments for rent in Highland, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Highland, Illinois

Highland features 288 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 Highland, Illinois

There are 32 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Highland.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Highland, Illinois

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Highland, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $815 and $996.

2020 Highland, 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 $633 $701 $905 $1,185 $1,395
Payment Standard Range $570 to $696 $631 to $771 $815 to $996 $1,067 to $1,304 $1,256 to $1,535

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Highland, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 320
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 288
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.25%
Average Renter Household Size 2.04
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $53,642 ±$6,221
Median Rent $700 ±$115
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.21% ± 9.8pp
Total Population 9,848

Population and Household Demographics

Highland is a city in Madison County, Illinois with a population of 9,848. There are 4,058 households in the city with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 36.25% of households in Highland are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Highland

The median gross income for households in Highland is $53,642 a year, or $4,470 a month. The median rent for the city is $700 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Highland, a household making less than $2,333 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.21% of households who rent are overburdened in Highland.

Area Median Income In Highland

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 Highland, the AMI is calculated from all households within Madison County.

In Highland, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,900

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 Highland

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 Highland

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,400 $19,900 $22,400 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $29,050 $33,200 $37,350 $41,450 $44,800 $48,100 $51,400 $54,750
80% of Median $46,450 $53,050 $59,700 $66,300 $71,650 $76,950 $82,250 $87,550