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Affordable Housing In Macoupin County
Illinois


Waiting List Openings In Macoupin County

Waiting ListStatus
Menard County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

24 Low Income Apartment Communities In Macoupin County

Carlinville Heights Apartments

310 Spruce St
Carlinville, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Brickstone Shipman Apartments

111 Rita Ave
Shipman, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Macoupin Homes

Caldwell Street
Staunton, Illinois
$545-788
2-4 BR

Brickstone Apartments

600 Klondike St
Staunton, Illinois
Call For Rent
1 BR

Virden Apartments

611-641 N. Dye Street
Virden, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Westview Apartments

614 Broadway St.
Gillespie, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Maplewood Apartments

606 S Maple St
Bunker Hill, Illinois
Subsidized

David - John Apartments

116 E Pearl St
Staunton, Illinois
Subsidized

Heritage Apartments

114 W Mound St
Girard, Illinois
Subsidized

Dorsey Street Apartments

201 W Dorsey St
Benld, Illinois

Housing Authorities that serve Macoupin County

Housing Authority Programs
Macoupin County Housing Authority Public Housing
Menard County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Macoupin County, Illinois

There are 24 low income housing apartment communities offering 779 affordable apartments for rent in Macoupin County, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Macoupin County, Illinois

Macoupin County features 537 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 Macoupin County, Illinois

There are 242 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Macoupin County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Macoupin County, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Macoupin County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Macoupin County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Macoupin County, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $640 and $782.

2021 Macoupin 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
Macoupin County, Illinois Fair Market Rent $536 $539 $711 $950 $1,096
Macoupin County, Illinois Payment Standard Range $482 to $590 $485 to $593 $640 to $782 $855 to $1,045 $986 to $1,206

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Macoupin County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 24
Total Low Income Apartments 779
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 537
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.43%
Average Renter Household Size 2.13
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Household Income $51,206 ±$2,031
Median Rent $618 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.11% ± 5.5pp
Total Population 46,844

Population and Household Demographics

Macoupin County is a county in Illinois with a population of 46,844. There are 18,982 households in the county with an average household size of 2.42 persons. 22.43% of households in Macoupin County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Macoupin County

The median gross income for households in Macoupin County is $51,206 a year, or $4,267 a month. The median rent for the county is $618 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Macoupin County, a household making less than $2,060 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.11% of households who rent are overburdened in Macoupin County.

Area Median Income In Macoupin 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 Macoupin County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,900

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 Macoupin 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 Macoupin County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Macoupin County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,500 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Macoupin County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,150 $27,600 $31,050 $34,450 $37,250 $40,000 $42,750 $45,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Macoupin County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,600 $44,100 $49,600 $55,100 $59,550 $63,950 $68,350 $72,750

Cities In Macoupin County

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City Served By
Benld The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Benld are the Macoupin County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Bunker Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bunker Hill are the Macoupin County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Carlinville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Carlinville are the Macoupin County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Chesterfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Chesterfield are the Macoupin County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Dorchester The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dorchester are the Macoupin County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Eagarville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Eagarville are the Macoupin County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
East Gillespie The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve East Gillespie are the Macoupin County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Gillespie The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gillespie are the Macoupin County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Girard The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Girard are the Macoupin County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Hettick The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hettick are the Macoupin County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Lake Ka Ho The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lake Ka Ho are the Macoupin County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Lake Ka-Ho The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lake Ka-Ho are the Macoupin County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Modesto The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Modesto are the Macoupin County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Mount Clare The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mount Clare are the Macoupin County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Mount Olive The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mount Olive are the Macoupin County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Nilwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Nilwood are the Macoupin County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Palmyra The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Palmyra are the Macoupin County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Royal Lakes The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Royal Lakes are the Macoupin County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Sawyerville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sawyerville are the Macoupin County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Scottville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Scottville are the Macoupin County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Shipman The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Shipman are the Macoupin County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Standard City The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Standard City are the Macoupin County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Staunton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Staunton are the Macoupin County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Virden The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Virden are the Macoupin County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
White City The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve White City are the Macoupin County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.
Wilsonville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wilsonville are the Macoupin County Housing Authority and Menard County Housing Authority.