Affordable Housing In McDonough County
Illinois

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In McDonough County

Colchester Apartments

592-598 Coal Street
Colchester, IL
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Turnberry Village Apartments III

201 Wigwam Hollow Rd
Macomb, IL
$1,035-1,375
3-4 BR

Jefferson House

900 E Jefferson St
Macomb, IL
Subsidized

Fitch Manor

1500 W Main St
Bushnell, IL
Subsidized

Mcrc Rehab Inc

900 S Deer Rd
Macomb, IL
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Mcrc Housing, Inc

7 Pollock Dr
Macomb, IL
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

River Run Apartments

401 River Run Dr
Macomb, IL
Subsidized

Lafayette Square Apartments

100 W Jefferson St
Macomb, IL
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Turnberry Village Macomb

101 Wigwam Hollow Cir
Macomb, IL
HCV Welcome

Eisenhower Towers

322 W Piper St
Macomb, IL

There are 16 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 963 affordable apartments for rent in McDonough County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 663 apartments that set rent based on your income. In McDonough County, HUD housing programs support 239 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 184 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve McDonough County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in McDonough County, Illinois

McDonough County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 963
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 663
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.31%
Average Renter Household Size 2.04
Total Population 32,009
Housing Units 12,129
Average Household Size 2.29
Median Household Income $40,314 ±$2,322
Median Rent $630 ±$47
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.62% ± 5.21pp

Population and Household Demographics

McDonough County is a County in Illinois with a population of 32,009. There are 12,129 households in the county with an average household size of 2.29 persons. 36.31% of households in McDonough County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in McDonough County

The median gross income for households in McDonough County is $40,314 a year, or $3,360 a month. The median rent for the county is $630 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In McDonough County, a household making less than $2,100 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.62% of households who rent are overburdened in McDonough County.1

Area Median Income In McDonough 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 McDonough County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,200

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 McDonough 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 McDonough County HUD Rental Assistance in McDonough County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,550 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,250 $27,700 $31,150 $34,600 $37,400 $40,150 $42,950 $45,700
80% of Median $38,750 $44,300 $49,850 $55,350 $59,800 $64,250 $68,650 $73,100
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in McDonough County

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

From 1996 to 2002, 4 low income apartment communities containing 204 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in McDonough 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 McDonough County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $29,100 $33,240 $37,380 $41,520 $44,880 $48,180 $51,540 $54,840

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 McDonough County is $37,380 a year, or $3,115 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,115 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $935 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% $606 $649 $779 $900 $1,004 $1,108
60% $728 $779 $935 $1,080 $1,205 $1,330
Fair Market Rents in McDonough 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
$483 $567 $713 $893 $1,060

Cities In McDonough County

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City Listings Served By
Georgetown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Georgetown is the Housing Authority of McDonough County.
Macomb 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Macomb is the Housing Authority of McDonough County.
Bardolph 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bardolph is the Housing Authority of McDonough County.
Colchester 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Colchester is the Housing Authority of McDonough County.
Bushnell 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bushnell is the Housing Authority of McDonough County.
Adair 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Adair is the Housing Authority of McDonough County.
Blandinsville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blandinsville is the Housing Authority of McDonough County.
Good Hope 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Good Hope is the Housing Authority of McDonough County.
Industry 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Industry is the Housing Authority of McDonough County.
Prairie City 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Prairie City is the Housing Authority of McDonough County.
Sciota 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sciota is the Housing Authority of McDonough County.
Tennessee 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tennessee is the Housing Authority of McDonough County.