Affordable Housing In Macon County
Illinois

41 Low Income Apartment Communities In Macon County

Mt Zion Park Apartments

47 Burgener Drive
Mount Zion, IL
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Macon Apartments

320 W Dunn Street
Macon, IL
Call For Rent
2 BR
Subsidized

Peggy Dee Apartments

107 Peggy Dee Drive
Blue Mound, IL
Call For Rent
2 BR
Subsidized

Willow Heights

1460 E Wellington Way
Decatur, IL
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Carriage House II Decatur

3757 Portage Place
Decatur, IL
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Carriage House I Decatur

3757 Portage Place
Decatur, IL
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

The Woods

3010 E Mound Rd
Decatur, IL
$557
1 BR
Subsidized

Argenta Country Place Apartments

244 W Prairie St
Argenta, IL
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Heritage Grove

365 E Waggoner St
Decatur, IL
Call For Rent
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Maroa Country Place Apartments

202 Maple Street #217
Maroa, IL
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

There are 41 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 2,984 affordable apartments for rent in Macon County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 2,004 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Macon County, HUD housing programs support 726 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 980 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Macon County

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 County, Illinois

Macon County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 41
Total Low Income Apartments 2,984
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 2,004
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.99%
Average Renter Household Size 2.18
Total Population 109,193
Housing Units 44,915
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $47,176 ±$1,177
Median Rent $656 ±$16
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.3% ± 2.83pp

Population and Household Demographics

Macon County is a County in Illinois with a population of 109,193. There are 44,915 households in the county with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 30.99% of households in Macon County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Macon County

The median gross income for households in Macon County is $47,176 a year, or $3,931 a month. The median rent for the county is $656 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Macon County, a household making less than $2,187 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.3% of households who rent are overburdened in Macon County.1

Area Median Income In Macon County

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.

In Macon County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,900

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 Macon County

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 Macon County HUD Rental Assistance in Macon County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,050 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,450 $26,800 $30,150 $33,450 $36,150 $38,850 $41,500 $44,200
80% of Median $37,450 $42,800 $48,150 $53,500 $57,800 $62,100 $66,350 $70,650
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Macon County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1993 to 2010, 13 low income apartment communities containing 1,416 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Macon County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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 Macon County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,450 $26,800 $30,150 $33,450 $36,150 $38,850 $41,500 $44,200
60% of Median $28,140 $32,160 $36,180 $40,140 $43,380 $46,620 $49,800 $53,040

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 Macon County is $36,180 a year, or $3,015 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,015 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $905 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% $586 $628 $754 $870 $971 $1,071
60% $704 $754 $905 $1,044 $1,166 $1,286
Fair Market Rents in Macon County

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$475 $571 $739 $1,013 $1,052

Cities In Macon County

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City Listings Served By
Decatur 32 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Decatur is the Decatur Housing Authority.
Maroa 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maroa is the Decatur Housing Authority.
Blue Mound 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blue Mound is the Decatur Housing Authority.
Argenta 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Argenta is the Decatur Housing Authority.
Macon 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Macon is the Decatur Housing Authority.
Boody 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boody is the Decatur Housing Authority.
Forsyth 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Forsyth is the Decatur Housing Authority.
Harristown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harristown is the Decatur Housing Authority.
Long Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Long Creek is the Decatur Housing Authority.
Mount Zion 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Zion is the Decatur Housing Authority.
Niantic 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Niantic is the Decatur Housing Authority.
Oreana 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oreana is the Decatur Housing Authority.
Warrensburg 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Warrensburg is the Decatur Housing Authority.