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Rental Housing Support Program

Overview:

The Rental Housing Support Program (RHS) is a newer program through Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) that provides rental assistance to households in Illinois. Similar to other housing programs, RHS subsidizes units across the state.

The RHS Program is a unit-based subsidy; meaning the assistance stays with the unit rather than with the tenant. The program will not pay for things such as security deposits, emergency rental assistance, or other costs with housing. It will only cover rent.

The Housing Authority of Henry County administers the vouchers in the counties of Henry, Bureau, and Stark.

 

Am I eligible?

Tenants in the program must be at or below 30% of their area's median income. Income limits are as follows:

 

Henry County          

MAXIMUM ANNUAL

INCOME LIMITS

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% $14,100 $16,110 $18,120 $20,130 $21,750 $23,370 $24,990 $26,580
15% $7,050 $8,055 $9,060 $10,065 $10,875 $11,685 $12,495 $13,290
                 

 

Bureau County          

MAXIMUM ANNUAL

INCOME LIMIIS

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% $13,440 $15,360 $17,280 $19,200 $20,760 $22,290 $23,820 $25,350
15% $6,720 $7,680 $8,640 $9,600 $10,380 $11,145 $11,910 $12,675
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stark County

           

MAXIMUM ANNUAL

INCOME LIMIIS

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% $15,240 $17,400 $19,590 $21,750 $23,490 $25,230 $26,970 $28,710
15% $7,620 $8,700 $9,795 $10,875 $11,745 $12,615 $13,485 $14,355

 

How much will I pay in rent?

Monthly Tenant Contribution By Bedroom Type

Annual Income

0 br.

1 br.

2 br.

3 br.

4 br.

5 br.

             

$0 - $4,999

$49

$53

$63

$72

$81

$90

$5,000 - $9,999

$146

$157

$188

$213

$243

$268

$10,000 - $14,999

$244

$261

$313

$355

$404

$445

$15,000 - $19,999

$341

$365

$438

$497

$565

$623

$20,000 - $24,999

$438

$470

$563

$639

$727

$801

$25,000 - $29,999

$535

$574

$688

$781

$888

$979

$30,000 - $34,999

$633

$678

$813

$923

$1,050

$1,157

You will pay approximately 30% of your income in rent. The program has a schedule of rents by income ranges and bedroom size. Households could pay a little more or a little less than 30% of their income.

 

Does this include utilities?

In some cases it does, in others it does not. Some landlords will include utilities in their rent, and others will not. This will be a decision made by the landlord.

 

How do I apply?

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

Submit application and documentation in person or mail to:

125 N Chestnut St.

Kewanee, IL 61443

For further information please contact the housing authority at 309-852-2801