Affordable Housing In Macomb
McDonough County, Illinois

Waiting List Openings In Macomb

McDonough County, IL Section 8 HCV Waiting List

How to Apply for the McDonough County, IL Section 8 HCV Waiting List.

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Macomb

Turnberry Village Apartments III

201 Wigwam Hollow Rd
Macomb, Illinois
3-4 BR

Jefferson House

900 E Jefferson St
Macomb, Illinois

Mcrc Rehab Inc

900 S Deer Rd
Macomb, Illinois
Elderly Supportive Housing

Mcrc Housing, Inc

7 Pollock Dr
Macomb, Illinois
Elderly Supportive Housing

River Run Apartments

401 River Run Dr
Macomb, Illinois

Lafayette Square Apartments

100 W Jefferson St
Macomb, Illinois
Elderly Supportive Housing

Turnberry Village Macomb

101 Wigwam Hollow Cir
Macomb, Illinois

Eisenhower Towers

322 W Piper St
Macomb, Illinois

The Village at Wheeler

SE Corner of Wheeler And E
Macomb, Illinois


405 N Prairie Ave
Macomb, Illinois
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Macomb, 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 Macomb, Illinois

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Macomb, Illinois

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 769 affordable apartments for rent in Macomb, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Macomb, Illinois

Macomb features 565 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 Macomb, Illinois

There are 88 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Macomb.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Macomb, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Macomb landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Macomb.

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

2022 Macomb, 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
Macomb, Illinois Fair Market Rent $515 $616 $735 $1,016 $1,178
Macomb, Illinois Payment Standard Range $464 to $567 $554 to $678 $662 to $809 $914 to $1,118 $1,060 to $1,296

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Macomb, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 769
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 565
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 49.87%
Average Renter Household Size 1.96
Average Household Size 2.22
Median Household Income $31,392 ±$3,512
Median Rent $666 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.34% ± 6.3pp
Total Population 18,944

Population and Household Demographics

Macomb is a city in McDonough County, Illinois with a population of 18,944. There are 6,677 households in the city with an average household size of 2.22 persons. 49.87% of households in Macomb are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Macomb

The median gross income for households in Macomb is $31,392 a year, or $2,616 a month. The median rent for the city is $666 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Macomb, a household making less than $2,220 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.34% of households who rent are overburdened in Macomb.

Area Median Income In Macomb

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

In Macomb, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,300

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 Macomb

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 Macomb

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Macomb AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,450 $18,800 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Macomb AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,450 $31,350 $35,250 $39,150 $42,300 $45,450 $48,550 $51,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Macomb AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$43,900 $50,150 $56,400 $62,650 $67,700 $72,700 $77,700 $82,700