Affordable Housing In Oakford
Menard County, Illinois

Guide To Affordable Housing in Oakford, Illinois

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Oakford, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Oakford, Illinois

Oakford features 0 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 Oakford, Illinois

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Oakford.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Oakford, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Oakford landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Oakford.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Oakford, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $722 and $882.

2020 Oakford, 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 $542 $627 $802 $1,001 $1,086
Payment Standard Range $488 to $596 $564 to $690 $722 to $882 $901 to $1,101 $977 to $1,195

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Oakford, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 18.71%
Average Renter Household Size 1.81
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $44,375 ±$14,107
Median Rent $650 ±$219
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 19.23% ± 61.72pp
Total Population 335

Population and Household Demographics

Oakford is a City in Menard County, Illinois with a population of 335. There are 139 households in the city with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 18.71% of households in Oakford are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Oakford

The median gross income for households in Oakford is $44,375 a year, or $3,698 a month. The median rent for the city is $650 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Oakford, a household making less than $2,167 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 19.23% of households who rent are overburdened in Oakford.1

Area Median Income In Oakford

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 Oakford, the AMI is calculated from all households within Menard County.

In Oakford, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,400

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 Oakford

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 Oakford HUD Rental Assistance in Oakford

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,050 $18,350 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,750 $30,600 $34,400 $38,200 $41,300 $44,350 $47,400 $50,450
80% of Median $42,800 $48,900 $55,000 $61,100 $66,000 $70,900 $75,800 $80,700