Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. 

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Affordable Housing In Oquawka
Henderson County, Illinois

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Oquawka

Leman Dennison Apts

803 N. 5th
Oquawka, Illinois
  • «
  • 1
  • »

Housing Authorities that serve Oquawka

Housing Authority Programs
Henderson County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Oquawka, Illinois

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 12 affordable apartments for rent in Oquawka, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Oquawka, Illinois

Oquawka features 12 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 Oquawka, Illinois

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Oquawka, Illinois

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Oquawka, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $628 and $768.

2020 Oquawka, 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 $455 $562 $698 $870 $979
Payment Standard Range $410 to $501 $506 to $618 $628 to $768 $783 to $957 $881 to $1,077

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Oquawka, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 12
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 12
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.85%
Average Renter Household Size 2.29
Average Household Size 2.15
Median Household Income $38,932 ±$3,683
Median Rent $550 ±$162
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32% ± 15.65pp
Total Population 1,367

Population and Household Demographics

Oquawka is a city in Henderson County, Illinois with a population of 1,367. There are 629 households in the city with an average household size of 2.15 persons. 23.85% of households in Oquawka are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Oquawka

The median gross income for households in Oquawka is $38,932 a year, or $3,244 a month. The median rent for the city is $550 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Oquawka, a household making less than $1,833 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32% of households who rent are overburdened in Oquawka.

Area Median Income In Oquawka

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 Oquawka, the AMI is calculated from all households within Henderson County.

In Oquawka, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,500

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 Oquawka

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 Oquawka

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,250 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $23,700 $27,100 $30,500 $33,850 $36,600 $39,300 $42,000 $44,700
80% of Median $37,950 $43,350 $48,750 $54,150 $58,500 $62,850 $67,150 $71,500