Affordable Housing In Hillsboro
Montgomery County, Illinois

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hillsboro

Hillsboro Heights

215 Mill Street/ 11 North Oak Street
Hillsboro, Illinois
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Golden Oaks

214 N Broad St
Hillsboro, Illinois

Hillsboro Apartments

101 Independence Dr
Hillsboro, Illinois

Village Apts. of Hillsboro

300 S Hamilton
Hillsboro, Illinois
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Hillsboro, 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 Hillsboro, Illinois

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hillsboro, Illinois

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 101 affordable apartments for rent in Hillsboro, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Hillsboro, Illinois

Hillsboro features 57 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 Hillsboro, Illinois

There are 44 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hillsboro.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hillsboro, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hillsboro landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Hillsboro.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hillsboro, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $697 and $851.

2023 Hillsboro, 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
Hillsboro, Illinois Fair Market Rent $582 $594 $774 $1,027 $1,048
Hillsboro, Illinois Payment Standard Range $524 to $640 $535 to $653 $697 to $851 $924 to $1,130 $943 to $1,153

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Hillsboro, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 101
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 57
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.62%
Average Renter Household Size 2.36
Average Household Size 2.27
Median Household Income $48,860 ±$11,838
Median Rent $613 ±$59
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.5% ± 18.82pp
Total Population 8,545

Population and Household Demographics

Hillsboro is a city in Montgomery County, Illinois with a population of 8,545. There are 1,477 households in the city with an average household size of 2.27 persons. 27.62% of households in Hillsboro are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hillsboro

The median gross income for households in Hillsboro is $48,860 a year, or $4,072 a month. The median rent for the city is $613 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hillsboro, a household making less than $2,043 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.5% of households who rent are overburdened in Hillsboro.

Area Median Income In Hillsboro

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 Hillsboro, the AMI is calculated from all households within Montgomery County.

In Hillsboro, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,300

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 Hillsboro

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 Hillsboro

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Hillsboro 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 Hillsboro 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 Hillsboro 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