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Affordable Housing In Somonauk
DeKalb County, Illinois

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Somonauk

Somonauk Garden Apt

405 W. Lasalle Street
Somonauk, Illinois
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Housing Authorities that serve Somonauk

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of DeKalb Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Somonauk, Illinois

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 24 affordable apartments for rent in Somonauk, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Somonauk, Illinois

Somonauk 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 Somonauk, Illinois

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Somonauk, Illinois

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Somonauk, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $896 and $1,096.

2020 Somonauk, 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 $683 $769 $996 $1,437 $1,692
Payment Standard Range $615 to $751 $692 to $846 $896 to $1,096 $1,293 to $1,581 $1,523 to $1,861

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Somonauk, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 24
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.16%
Average Renter Household Size 2.22
Average Household Size 2.69
Median Household Income $56,799 ±$5,232
Median Rent $843 ±$171
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.25% ± 16.26pp
Total Population 2,128

Population and Household Demographics

Somonauk is a city in DeKalb County, Illinois with a population of 2,128. There are 791 households in the city with an average household size of 2.69 persons. 25.16% of households in Somonauk are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Somonauk

The median gross income for households in Somonauk is $56,799 a year, or $4,733 a month. The median rent for the city is $843 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Somonauk, a household making less than $2,810 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.25% of households who rent are overburdened in Somonauk.

Area Median Income In Somonauk

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 Somonauk, the AMI is calculated from all households within DeKalb County.

In Somonauk, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $83,700

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 Somonauk

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 Somonauk

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,550 $20,050 $22,550 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $29,250 $33,400 $37,600 $41,750 $45,100 $48,450 $51,800 $55,150
80% of Median $46,800 $53,450 $60,150 $66,800 $72,150 $77,500 $82,850 $88,200