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Affordable Housing In Winnebago County
Illinois

63 Low Income Apartment Communities In Winnebago County

Terrace

2321 Halsted Rd
Rockford, Illinois
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+

Auburn Manor Apartments

4212 Auburn St
Rockford, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Winn Green Apartments

102 Clayton Court
Winnebago, Illinois
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Jane Addams Park Apartments

502 Seminary St
Rockford, Illinois
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+
62+
Disabled Supportive Housing
Elderly Supportive Housing

The Grove at Keith Creek

690 S New Towne Dr
Rockford, Illinois
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Family & Senior

Clayton Court Apartments

10 Clayton Court
Winnebago, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

North Main Manor

505 N Main St
Rockford, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Fairgrounds Valley

1031 W Jefferson St
Rockford, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Family & Senior

Park Terrace

1000 Chamberlain St
Rockford, Illinois
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR
62+
Elderly Supportive Housing

Heritage Homestead Apartments

208 Newman St
Durand, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Winnebago County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Winnebago County, Illinois

There are 63 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,876 affordable apartments for rent in Winnebago County, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Winnebago County, Illinois

Winnebago County features 3,264 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 Winnebago County, Illinois

There are 1,612 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Winnebago County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Winnebago County, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Winnebago County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Winnebago County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Winnebago County, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $745 and $911.

2020 Winnebago County, 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 $540 $629 $828 $1,122 $1,222
Payment Standard Range $486 to $594 $566 to $692 $745 to $911 $1,010 to $1,234 $1,100 to $1,344

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Winnebago County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 63
Total Low Income Apartments 4,876
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,264
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.72%
Average Renter Household Size 2.40
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $48,225 ±$832
Median Rent $748 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.97% ± 1.79pp
Total Population 290,439

Population and Household Demographics

Winnebago County is a county in Illinois with a population of 290,439. There are 113,912 households in the county with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 33.72% of households in Winnebago County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Winnebago County

The median gross income for households in Winnebago County is $48,225 a year, or $4,019 a month. The median rent for the county is $748 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Winnebago County, a household making less than $2,493 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.97% of households who rent are overburdened in Winnebago County.

Area Median Income In Winnebago County

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.

In Winnebago County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,600

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 Winnebago County

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 Winnebago County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,650 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,400 $27,850 $31,350 $34,800 $37,600 $40,400 $43,200 $45,950
80% of Median $39,000 $44,600 $50,150 $55,700 $60,200 $64,650 $69,100 $73,550

Cities In Winnebago County

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City Served By
Durand The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Durand is the Winnebago County Housing Authority.
Machesney Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Machesney Park is the Winnebago County Housing Authority.
New Milford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Milford is the Winnebago County Housing Authority.
Pecatonica The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pecatonica is the Winnebago County Housing Authority.
Rockford The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rockford are the Rockford Housing Authority and Winnebago County Housing Authority.
Rockton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rockton is the Winnebago County Housing Authority.
Roscoe The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Roscoe is the Winnebago County Housing Authority.
South Beloit The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Beloit is the Winnebago County Housing Authority.
Tonica The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tonica is the Winnebago County Housing Authority.
Winnebago The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winnebago is the Winnebago County Housing Authority.