Affordable Housing In Winnebago County
64 Low Income Apartment Communities In Winnebago County
Housing Authorities that serve Winnebago County
|Winnebago County Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Other Housing Authorities located in Winnebago County
|Rockford Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Winnebago County, Illinois
There are 64 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,892 affordable apartments for rent in Winnebago County, Illinois.
Income Based Apartments in Winnebago County, Illinois
Winnebago County features 3,280 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||64|
|Total Low Income Apartments||4,892|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||3,280|
|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|
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.1
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 $63,600
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 Winnebago County 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||$13,950||$16,910||$21,330||$25,750||$30,170||$34,590||$39,010||$43,430|
|50% of Median||$23,250||$26,550||$29,850||$33,150||$35,850||$38,500||$41,150||$43,800|
|80% of Median||$37,150||$42,450||$47,750||$53,050||$57,300||$61,550||$65,800||$70,050|
Cities In Winnebago County
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|Rockford||50||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rockford are the Rockford Housing Authority and Winnebago County Housing Authority.|
|Pecatonica||4||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pecatonica is the Winnebago County Housing Authority.|
|Durand||2||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Durand is the Winnebago County Housing Authority.|
|Rockton||2||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rockton is the Winnebago County Housing Authority.|
|Winnebago||3||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winnebago is the Winnebago County Housing Authority.|
|Machesney Park||1||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Machesney Park is the Winnebago County Housing Authority.|
|South Beloit||2||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Beloit is the Winnebago County Housing Authority.|
|Tonica||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tonica is the Winnebago County Housing Authority.|