Housing Affordability in McHenry County Towns

A law passed during the Rod Blagojevich days was aimed at communities which do not have much affordable housing.

Reports are issued periodically by the Illinois Housing Development Authority.

Ten percent is considered acceptable by state regulators.

Those under that figure have to produce a remediation plan by June 28, 2020

The local percentages of affordable housing can be found below:

Affordable house in Woodstock.

  • Barrington Hills – 1.3%
  • Trout Valley – 2.3%
  • Lakewood – 3.2%
  • Prairie Grove – 3.8%
  • Bull Valley – 4.6%
  • Ringwood – 10.7%
  • Spring Grove – 12.4%
  • Algonquin – 20.3%
  • Huntley – 22%
  • Fox River Grove – 22.7%
  • Johnsburg – 24.5%
  • Greenwood – 26.9%
  • Cary – 27%
  • Lake in the Hill – 34.3%
  • Crystal Lake – 34.4%
  • Oakwood Hills – 42.2%
  • McHenry – 55.4%
  • Woodstock – 57%
  • Wonder Lake – 63.6%
  • Richmond – 68.8%
  • Island Lake – 68.9%
  • McCullum Lake – 69.5%
  • Marengo – 73.2%
  • Harvard – 77.4%
  • Union – 78.5%
  • Holiday Hills – 80.7%
  • Hebron – 82%


Housing Affordability in McHenry County Towns — 6 Comments

  1. I’m guessing the moral here is, the State judges it’s community’s, by how much low income housing is provided and used needles and feces are on it’s sidewalks.

  2. Its going to be ironic that rural areas like Barrington Hills, Bull Valley etc that decided to incorporate because they didn’t trust the counties to zone appropriately, will now have to allow affordable housing.

    I don’t know how you put affordable housing in a village with five acre minimums.

    They will have to rezone or else disincorporate.

  3. Communities are to haver 10% low income housing – Or What??

    What will come to them if they do not/are not able to comply?

    If state government feels so strongly about this, they can begin purchasing land in these communities and begin developing low income housing themselves..

    I don’t see how this can be enforced.

  4. Exactly why is it so important to have low income housing in communities such as Barrington Hills or Lakewood? What is the point? Is there low income housing elsewhere in many towns, cities, villages in Lake or McHenry Counties Illinois or in various other places in the other 100 Counties of Illinois?

    Just curious, but how do other States handle this, such as in California and New York? Do they require that low income housing be put in ultra rich places like Malibu CA or the Hamptons NY?

  5. Die-versity and spreading crime to ‘too White’ areas is why!

    Section 8

  6. So, one apartment complex in Cary boosted us from under 10% to 27%, I don’t think so.

    There is no mandate, no real requirement.

    I’m sure searching back a few years on this blog or simply researching the program would shed some light on the misinformation that several of those still in elected positions in Cary chose to misrepresent to their constituents.

    Now, it sure would be interesting to determine exactly why the rating of the grade school that said complex feeds into has fallen significantly during the past two years.

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