Affordable Housing In McHenry County
Illinois

20 Low Income Apartment Communities In McHenry County

Crystal Terrace

192 Elmhurst Rd
Crystal Lake, IL
Subsidized

The Villager Briarwood

77 Williams
Crystal Lake, IL
Subsidized

Woodstock Commons

1400 Commons Dr
Woodstock, IL
Accepts Vouchers

Harvard Ranch Apartments for Seniors

820 W Metzen St
Harvard, IL
Accepts Vouchers

Harvard Supportive Housing

600 S Howard St
Harvard, IL
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Fox Hill Senior Housing, Inc

302 Front ST
Mchenry, IL
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Living Springs of Mchenry Slf

4609 W Crystal Lake Rd
Mchenry, IL
Accepts Vouchers

Sunset Senior Apartments

710 W Metzen St
Harvard, IL
Subsidized

Draper Home Project

1315 N Draper Rd
Mchenry, IL
Accepts Vouchers

Mchenry Scattered Site

507 N Hart St
Harvard, IL

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 20 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,321 affordable apartments for rent in McHenry County, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in McHenry County, Illinois

McHenry County features 694 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 627 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 $1,123 and $1,373.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $956 $1,076 $1,248 $1,585 $1,888
Payment Standard Range $860 to $1,052 $968 to $1,184 $1,123 to $1,373 $1,427 to $1,744 $1,699 to $2,077

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

McHenry County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 1,321
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 694
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.1

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 $89,100

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 McHenry County HUD Rental Assistance in McHenry County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,750 $21,400 $24,100 $26,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $31,200 $35,650 $40,100 $44,550 $48,150 $51,700 $55,250 $58,850
80% of Median $49,950 $57,050 $64,200 $71,300 $77,050 $82,750 $88,450 $94,150

Cities In McHenry County

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City Listings Served By
Woodstock 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodstock is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Harvard 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harvard is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Crystal Lake 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crystal Lake is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Richmond 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Richmond is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Hebron 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hebron is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Mchenry 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mchenry is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Marengo 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marengo is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Bull Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bull Valley is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Cary 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cary is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Chemung 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chemung is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Greenwood 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenwood is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Holiday Hills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Holiday Hills is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Johnsburg 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Johnsburg is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Lake in the Hills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake in the Hills is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Lakewood 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lakewood is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
McCullom Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves McCullom Lake is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Oakwood Hills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakwood Hills is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Pistakee Highlands 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pistakee Highlands is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Prairie Grove 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Prairie Grove is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Ringwood 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ringwood is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Spring Grove 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spring Grove is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Union 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Union is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Wonder Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wonder Lake is the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Trout Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Trout Valley is the McHenry County Housing Authority.