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Affordable Housing In Macon
Macon County, Illinois

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Macon

Macon Apartments

320 W Dunn Street
Macon, Illinois
Call For Rent
2 BR
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Macon

Housing Authority Programs
Decatur Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Macon, Illinois

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 4 affordable apartments for rent in Macon, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Macon, Illinois

Macon features 4 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 Macon, Illinois

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Macon.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Macon, Illinois

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Macon, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $695 and $849.

2021 Macon, 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
Macon, Illinois Fair Market Rent $509 $614 $772 $1,069 $1,111
Macon, Illinois Payment Standard Range $458 to $560 $553 to $675 $695 to $849 $962 to $1,176 $1,000 to $1,222

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Macon, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 4
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 4
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 19.24%
Average Renter Household Size 2.42
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $45,486 ±$9,338
Median Rent $567 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 22.92% ± 13.67pp
Total Population 1,229

Population and Household Demographics

Macon is a city in Macon County, Illinois with a population of 1,229. There are 499 households in the city with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 19.24% of households in Macon are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Macon

The median gross income for households in Macon is $45,486 a year, or $3,791 a month. The median rent for the city is $567 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Macon, a household making less than $1,890 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 22.92% of households who rent are overburdened in Macon.

Area Median Income In Macon

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 Macon, the AMI is calculated from all households within Macon County.

In Macon, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,700

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 Macon

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 Macon

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Macon AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,450 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Macon AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,050 $27,500 $30,950 $34,350 $37,100 $39,850 $42,600 $45,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Macon AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,500 $44,000 $49,500 $54,950 $59,350 $63,750 $68,150 $72,550