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Affordable Housing In Macon County
Illinois

34 Low Income Apartment Communities In Macon County

Scattered Sites

1630 N 27th St
Decatur, Illinois

Heritage Place at Lakeshore Apartments

SW Corner of Main St
Decatur, Illinois

Mt Zion Village Apartments

1451 Dogwood Dr
Mount Zion, Illinois

Heritage Fields Apartments

3600 N Charles St
Decatur, Illinois
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

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

There are 34 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,669 affordable apartments for rent in Macon County, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Macon County, Illinois

Macon County features 1,859 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 County, Illinois

There are 810 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Macon County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Macon County, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Macon County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Macon County.

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

2021 Macon County, 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 County, Illinois Fair Market Rent $509 $614 $772 $1,069 $1,111
Macon County, 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 County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 34
Total Low Income Apartments 2,669
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,859
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.99%
Average Renter Household Size 2.18
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $47,176 ±$1,177
Median Rent $656 ±$16
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.3% ± 2.83pp
Total Population 109,193

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.

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 $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 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Macon County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Macon County 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 County 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 County 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

Cities In Macon County

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