Affordable Housing In Wheaton
3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wheaton
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Wheaton, Illinois
Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.
Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.
Public Housing Agencies Serving Wheaton, Illinois
|DuPage Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Homeownership|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Wheaton, Illinois
There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 228 affordable apartments for rent in Wheaton, Illinois.
Income Based Apartments in Wheaton, Illinois
Wheaton features 222 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 Wheaton, Illinois
There are 6 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wheaton.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Wheaton, Illinois
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Wheaton landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Wheaton.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wheaton, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,296 and $1,584.
2023 Wheaton, 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|
|Wheaton, Illinois Fair Market Rent||$1,158||$1,255||$1,440||$1,827||$2,172|
|Wheaton, Illinois Payment Standard Range||$1,042 to $1,274||$1,130 to $1,381||$1,296 to $1,584||$1,644 to $2,010||$1,955 to $2,389|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Wheaton, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||3|
|Total Low Income Apartments||228|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||222|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||29.25%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.37|
|Average Household Size||2.63|
|Median Household Income||$85,705 ±$2,841|
|Median Rent||$1,250 ±$48|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||46.57% ± 5.51pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Wheaton is a city in DuPage County, Illinois with a population of 53,585. There are 19,281 households in the city with an average household size of 2.63 persons. 29.25% of households in Wheaton are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Wheaton
The median gross income for households in Wheaton is $85,705 a year, or $7,142 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,250 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wheaton, a household making less than $4,167 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Wheaton.
Area Median Income In Wheaton
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 Wheaton, the AMI is calculated from all households within DuPage County.
In Wheaton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $107,800
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 Wheaton
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 Wheaton
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Wheaton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Wheaton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Wheaton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.