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Affordable Housing In McHenry County
Illinois

23 Low Income Apartment Communities In McHenry County

Hillcrest Apartments

1916 N Orleans St
Mchenry, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized
62+

Garden Place Apartments

225 North 1st Street
Cary, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior

Woodstock Senior Apartments

501 Spring Creek Ln
Woodstock, Illinois
$595-870
1-2 BR
62+

Creekview

5615 Liberty Street
Richmond, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
62+

Cary Senior Living

880 Feinberg Court
Cary, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Residences Of Crystal Lake

355 Station Drive
Crystal Lake, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

The Johnsburg Complex

2117 West Church Street
Johnsburg, Illinois
$405-1,033
1-2 BR
55+

North Prairie Marengo Apartments

940 Briden Drive
Marengo, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Walden Oaks Apartments

1224 Walden Oaks Dr
Woodstock, Illinois
Subsidized
Market Rate

The Villas of Lake in the Hills

500 Autumn Ridge Rd
Lake in the Hills, Illinois
Family & Senior
Accessible
Veterans Welcome
62+

Housing Authorities that serve McHenry County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in McHenry County, Illinois

There are 23 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,449 affordable apartments for rent in McHenry County, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in McHenry County, Illinois

McHenry County features 730 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 McHenry County, Illinois

There are 719 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in McHenry County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in McHenry County, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay McHenry County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in McHenry County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in McHenry County, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,169 and $1,429.

2021 McHenry 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
McHenry County, Illinois Fair Market Rent $1,012 $1,122 $1,299 $1,649 $1,969
McHenry County, Illinois Payment Standard Range $911 to $1,113 $1,010 to $1,234 $1,169 to $1,429 $1,484 to $1,814 $1,772 to $2,166

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

McHenry County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 23
Total Low Income Apartments 1,449
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 730
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 19.39%
Average Renter Household Size 2.64
Average Household Size 2.79
Median Household Income $77,222 ±$1,689
Median Rent $1,074 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.19% ± 2.64pp
Total Population 307,357

Population and Household Demographics

McHenry County is a county in Illinois with a population of 307,357. There are 109,491 households in the county with an average household size of 2.79 persons. 19.39% of households in McHenry County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in McHenry County

The median gross income for households in McHenry County is $77,222 a year, or $6,435 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,074 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In McHenry County, a household making less than $3,580 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.19% of households who rent are overburdened in McHenry County.

Area Median Income In McHenry 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 McHenry County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $93,200

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 McHenry 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 McHenry County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the McHenry County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,600 $22,400 $25,200 $27,950 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the McHenry County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,650 $37,300 $41,950 $46,600 $50,350 $54,100 $57,800 $61,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the McHenry County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$52,200 $59,650 $67,100 $74,550 $80,550 $86,500 $92,450 $98,450

Cities In McHenry County

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City Served By
Bull Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bull Valley is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Cary The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cary is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Chemung The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chemung is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Crystal Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crystal Lake is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Greenwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenwood is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Harvard The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harvard is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Hebron The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hebron is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Holiday Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Holiday Hills is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Johnsburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Johnsburg is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Lake in the Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake in the Hills is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Lakewood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lakewood is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Marengo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marengo is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
McCullom Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves McCullom Lake is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Mchenry The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mchenry is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Oakwood Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakwood Hills is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Pistakee Highlands The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pistakee Highlands is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Prairie Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Prairie Grove is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Richmond The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Richmond is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Ringwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ringwood is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Spring Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spring Grove is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Trout Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Trout Valley is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Union The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Union is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Wonder Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wonder Lake is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Woodstock The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodstock is the McHenry County Housing Authority.