Affordable Housing In Petersburg
Menard County, Illinois

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Petersburg

Petersburg

209 E Sheridan Rd
Petersburg, IL

County Estates

101 W Sheridan Rd
Petersburg, IL
HCV Welcome

Schland III

Lincolnwood Estates
Petersburg, IL
HCV Welcome

Single - Family Home 614 N 7th St

614 N 7th St
Petersburg, IL

Schland I

113 W Jackson St
Petersburg, IL
HCV Welcome

Schland II

611 N 6th St
Petersburg, IL
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Housing Authorities that serve Petersburg

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Petersburg, Illinois

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 223 affordable apartments for rent in Petersburg, Illinois. Petersburg features 155 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 68 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Petersburg.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Petersburg, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 223
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 155
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.93%
Average Renter Household Size 2.27
Average Household Size 2.27
Median Household Income $36,071 ±$7,574
Median Rent $465 ±$98
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.3% ± 12.68pp
Total Population 2,357

Population and Household Demographics

Petersburg is a City in Menard County, Illinois with a population of 2,357. There are 1,010 households in the city with an average household size of 2.27 persons. 46.93% of households in Petersburg are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Petersburg

The median gross income for households in Petersburg is $36,071 a year, or $3,006 a month. The median rent for the city is $465 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Petersburg, a household making less than $1,550 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.3% of households who rent are overburdened in Petersburg.1

Area Median Income In Petersburg

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

In Petersburg, 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 Petersburg

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 Petersburg HUD Rental Assistance in Petersburg

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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Petersburg

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 2007 to 2007, 1 low income apartment communities containing 60 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Petersburg by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Petersburg

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $26,750 $30,600 $34,400 $38,200 $41,300 $44,350 $47,400 $50,450
60% of Median $32,100 $36,720 $41,280 $45,840 $49,560 $53,220 $56,880 $60,540

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Petersburg is $41,280 a year, or $3,440 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,440 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,032 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $669 $717 $860 $994 $1,109 $1,223
60% $803 $860 $1,032 $1,193 $1,331 $1,468
Fair Market Rents in Petersburg

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$542 $627 $802 $1,001 $1,086