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Affordable Housing In Mendota
Alexander County, Illinois

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mendota

Westridge Apartments

509 Plaza Dr
Mendota, Illinois
1-3 BR

Country Meadows

504 Plaza Dr
Mendota, Illinois

Northline Terrace

105 20th St
Mendota, Illinois
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Housing Authorities that serve Mendota

Housing Authority Programs
Alexander 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 Mendota, Illinois

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 48 affordable apartments for rent in Mendota, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Mendota, Illinois

Mendota features 24 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 Mendota, Illinois

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mendota.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mendota, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Mendota landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Mendota.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mendota, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $726 and $888.

2021 Mendota, 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
Mendota, Illinois Fair Market Rent $537 $612 $807 $1,155 $1,216
Mendota, Illinois Payment Standard Range $483 to $591 $551 to $673 $726 to $888 $1,040 to $1,271 $1,094 to $1,338

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Mendota, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 48
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.97%
Average Renter Household Size 2.58
Average Household Size 2.66
Median Household Income $43,406 ±$5,098
Median Rent $582 ±$83
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.91% ± 13.32pp
Total Population 7,321

Population and Household Demographics

Mendota is a city in Alexander County, Illinois with a population of 7,321. There are 2,690 households in the city with an average household size of 2.66 persons. 31.97% of households in Mendota are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mendota

The median gross income for households in Mendota is $43,406 a year, or $3,617 a month. The median rent for the city is $582 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mendota, a household making less than $1,940 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.91% of households who rent are overburdened in Mendota.

Area Median Income In Mendota

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Mendota, the AMI is calculated from all households within Alexander County.

In Mendota, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,800

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 Mendota

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 Mendota

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Mendota AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,400 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $39,500 $42,050
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Mendota AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,300 $25,500 $28,700 $31,850 $34,400 $36,950 $39,500 $42,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Mendota AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,700 $40,800 $45,900 $50,950 $55,050 $59,150 $63,200 $67,300