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Affordable Housing In Wenona
Alexander County, Illinois

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wenona

Wenona Place Apartments

520-532 West Elm Street
Wenona, Illinois
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1-2 BR
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Housing Authorities that serve Wenona

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wenona, Illinois

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 16 affordable apartments for rent in Wenona, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Wenona, Illinois

Wenona 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 Wenona, Illinois

There are 16 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wenona.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wenona, Illinois

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wenona, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $726 and $888.

2021 Wenona, 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
Wenona, Illinois Fair Market Rent $537 $612 $807 $1,155 $1,216
Wenona, Illinois Payment Standard Range $483 to $591 $551 to $673 $726 to $888 $1,040 to $1,271 $1,094 to $1,338

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Wenona, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 16
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.21%
Average Renter Household Size 2.38
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $50,972 ±$9,643
Median Rent $688 ±$110
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.04% ± 20.93pp
Total Population 1,165

Population and Household Demographics

Wenona is a city in Alexander County, Illinois with a population of 1,165. There are 475 households in the city with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 28.21% of households in Wenona are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wenona

The median gross income for households in Wenona is $50,972 a year, or $4,248 a month. The median rent for the city is $688 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wenona, a household making less than $2,293 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.04% of households who rent are overburdened in Wenona.

Area Median Income In Wenona

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 Wenona, the AMI is calculated from all households within Alexander County.

In Wenona, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,800

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 Wenona

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 Wenona

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Wenona AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,400 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $39,500 $42,050
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Wenona AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,300 $25,500 $28,700 $31,850 $34,400 $36,950 $39,500 $42,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Wenona AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,700 $40,800 $45,900 $50,950 $55,050 $59,150 $63,200 $67,300