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Affordable Housing In Petersburg
Menard County, Illinois

Waiting List Openings In Petersburg

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8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Petersburg

St. James Place

101 West Sheridan Road
Petersburg, Illinois
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2-3 BR


209 E Sheridan Rd
Petersburg, Illinois

County Estates

101 W Sheridan Rd
Petersburg, Illinois

Schland III

Lincolnwood Estates
Petersburg, Illinois

Single - Family Home 614 N 7th St

614 N 7th St
Petersburg, Illinois

Schland I

113 W Jackson St
Petersburg, Illinois

Schland II

611 N 6th St
Petersburg, Illinois

Lincolnwest Apts

201 West Lincoln St.
Petersburg, Illinois
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Housing Authorities that serve Petersburg

Housing Authority Programs
Menard County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Petersburg, Illinois

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 256 affordable apartments for rent in Petersburg, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Petersburg, Illinois

Petersburg features 161 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 Petersburg, Illinois

There are 95 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Petersburg.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Petersburg, Illinois

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Petersburg, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $772 and $944.

2021 Petersburg, 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
Petersburg, Illinois Fair Market Rent $576 $684 $858 $1,076 $1,163
Petersburg, Illinois Payment Standard Range $518 to $634 $616 to $752 $772 to $944 $968 to $1,184 $1,047 to $1,279

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Petersburg, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 256
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 161
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.

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 $85,200

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Petersburg

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Petersburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,300 $19,800 $22,250 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Petersburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,850 $33,000 $37,100 $41,200 $44,500 $47,800 $51,100 $54,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Petersburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,150 $52,750 $59,350 $65,900 $71,200 $76,450 $81,750 $87,000