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Affordable Housing In Woodstock
McHenry County, Illinois

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Woodstock

Woodstock Senior Apartments

501 Spring Creek Ln
Woodstock, Illinois
1-2 BR

Walden Oaks Apartments

1224 Walden Oaks Dr
Woodstock, Illinois
Market Rate

Mapletree Apartments

1959 Sheila St
Woodstock, Illinois

Woodstock Commons

1400 Commons Dr
Woodstock, Illinois
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Housing Authorities that serve Woodstock

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Woodstock, Illinois

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 524 affordable apartments for rent in Woodstock, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Woodstock, Illinois

Woodstock features 312 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 Woodstock, Illinois

There are 212 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Woodstock.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Woodstock, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Woodstock landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Woodstock.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Woodstock, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,169 and $1,429.

2021 Woodstock, 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
Woodstock, Illinois Fair Market Rent $1,012 $1,122 $1,299 $1,649 $1,969
Woodstock, Illinois Payment Standard Range $911 to $1,113 $1,010 to $1,234 $1,169 to $1,429 $1,484 to $1,814 $1,772 to $2,166

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Woodstock, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 524
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 312
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.65%
Average Renter Household Size 2.46
Average Household Size 2.62
Median Household Income $56,355 ±$3,834
Median Rent $939 ±$32
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.75% ± 7.38pp
Total Population 25,247

Population and Household Demographics

Woodstock is a city in McHenry County, Illinois with a population of 25,247. There are 9,360 households in the city with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 37.65% of households in Woodstock are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Woodstock

The median gross income for households in Woodstock is $56,355 a year, or $4,696 a month. The median rent for the city is $939 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Woodstock, a household making less than $3,130 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.75% of households who rent are overburdened in Woodstock.

Area Median Income In Woodstock

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 Woodstock, the AMI is calculated from all households within McHenry County.

In Woodstock, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $93,200

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 Woodstock

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 Woodstock

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Woodstock AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,600 $22,400 $25,200 $27,950 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Woodstock AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,650 $37,300 $41,950 $46,600 $50,350 $54,100 $57,800 $61,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Woodstock AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$52,200 $59,650 $67,100 $74,550 $80,550 $86,500 $92,450 $98,450