Bellwood, Illinois Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 18 income based apartments in Bellwood where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 181 affordable apartments in Bellwood that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Bellwood, Illinois

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Bellwood. Go to the Illinois Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Bellwood.

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846 Bellwood Avenue
Bellwood, Illinois
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Bellwood, Illinois
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Bellwood, Illinois
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Affordable Housing Near Bellwood

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Bellwood, Illinois

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Cook County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
Go to the Illinois Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Bellwood.

Bellwood, Illinois Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Bellwood, Illinois

Bellwood features 18 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 Bellwood, Illinois

There are 181 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bellwood.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bellwood, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bellwood landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Bellwood.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bellwood, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,296 and $1,584.

2023 Bellwood, 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
Bellwood, Illinois Fair Market Rent $1,158 $1,255 $1,440 $1,827 $2,172
Bellwood, Illinois Payment Standard Range $1,042 to $1,274 $1,130 to $1,381 $1,296 to $1,584 $1,644 to $2,010 $1,955 to $2,389

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Bellwood, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 199
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 18
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.91%
Average Renter Household Size 2.51
Average Household Size 3.13
Median Household Income $48,978 ±$4,854
Median Rent $1,025 ±$72
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 61.58% ± 10.6pp
Total Population 19,190

Population and Household Demographics

Bellwood is a city in Cook County, Illinois with a population of 19,190. There are 6,108 households in the city with an average household size of 3.13 persons. 27.91% of households in Bellwood are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bellwood

The median gross income for households in Bellwood is $48,978 a year, or $4,082 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,025 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bellwood, a household making less than $3,417 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 61.58% of households who rent are overburdened in Bellwood.

Area Median Income In Bellwood

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 Bellwood, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cook County.

In Bellwood, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $107,800

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 Bellwood

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 Bellwood

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bellwood AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$21,900 $25,000 $28,150 $31,250 $33,750 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Bellwood AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$36,500 $41,700 $46,900 $52,100 $56,300 $60,450 $64,650 $68,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Bellwood AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$58,350 $66,700 $75,050 $83,350 $90,050 $96,700 $103,400 $110,050