Affordable Housing In Kingston
DeKalb County, Illinois

Housing Authorities that serve Kingston

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kingston, Illinois

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Kingston, Illinois. Kingston features 0 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 0 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kingston.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Kingston, 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 26.09%
Average Renter Household Size 3.18
Average Household Size 3.06
Median Household Income $67,344 ±$12,097
Median Rent $988 ±$100
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 65.56% ± 20.83pp
Total Population 1,066

Population and Household Demographics

Kingston is a City in DeKalb County, Illinois with a population of 1,066. There are 345 households in the city with an average household size of 3.06 persons. 26.09% of households in Kingston are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kingston

The median gross income for households in Kingston is $67,344 a year, or $5,612 a month. The median rent for the city is $988 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kingston, a household making less than $3,293 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 65.56% of households who rent are overburdened in Kingston.1

Area Median Income In Kingston

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

In Kingston, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,400

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 Kingston

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 Kingston HUD Rental Assistance in Kingston

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,250 $18,600 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,100 $31,000 $34,850 $38,700 $41,800 $44,900 $48,000 $51,100
80% of Median $43,350 $49,550 $55,750 $61,900 $66,900 $71,850 $76,800 $81,750

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Kingston

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $27,100 $31,000 $34,850 $38,700 $41,800 $44,900 $48,000 $51,100
60% of Median $32,520 $37,200 $41,820 $46,440 $50,160 $53,880 $57,600 $61,320

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Kingston is $41,820 a year, or $3,485 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,485 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,046 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $678 $726 $871 $1,006 $1,123 $1,239
60% $813 $872 $1,046 $1,208 $1,347 $1,487
Fair Market Rents in Kingston

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$683 $769 $996 $1,437 $1,692