Chicago Heights, Illinois Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 862 income based apartments in Chicago Heights where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 144 affordable apartments in Chicago Heights that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Chicago Heights, Illinois

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

Olympic Village Apartments

31 Olympic Vlg
Chicago Heights, Illinois
$925-1,250
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Thornwood Apartments

19440 Glenwood Rd
Chicago Heights, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Prairie Green at Dixie Crossing

1040 Dixie Hwy
Chicago Heights, Illinois
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Affordable

Golden Towers I & II

1706 East End Ave
Chicago Heights, Illinois
Rent Assisted
62+

Chicago Heights Group Home

Chicago Heights
Chicago Heights, Illinois
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Homeless Supportive Housing
Homeless Transitional

213 E 24th St

213 E 24th St
Chicago Heights, Illinois
Affordable

Sunrise Apartments

329 E 16th St
Chicago Heights, Illinois
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Affordable Housing Near Chicago Heights

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Chicago Heights

City Apartments
Chicago, IL Affordable Housing programs support 766 apartment communities in Chicago.
Elgin, IL Affordable Housing programs support 15 apartment communities in Elgin.
Evanston, IL Affordable Housing programs support 12 apartment communities in Evanston.
Palatine, IL Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Palatine.
Harvey, IL Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Harvey.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Chicago Heights, 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 Chicago Heights.

Chicago Heights, Illinois Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Chicago Heights, Illinois

Chicago Heights features 862 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 Chicago Heights, Illinois

There are 144 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Chicago Heights.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Chicago Heights, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Chicago Heights landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Chicago Heights.

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

2023 Chicago Heights, 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
Chicago Heights, Illinois Fair Market Rent $1,158 $1,255 $1,440 $1,827 $2,172
Chicago Heights, 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.

Chicago Heights, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 1,006
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 862
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.31%
Average Renter Household Size 2.65
Average Household Size 2.82
Median Household Income $41,947 ±$2,229
Median Rent $856 ±$43
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.81% ± 5.18pp
Total Population 30,428

Population and Household Demographics

Chicago Heights is a city in Cook County, Illinois with a population of 30,428. There are 10,509 households in the city with an average household size of 2.82 persons. 41.31% of households in Chicago Heights are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Chicago Heights

The median gross income for households in Chicago Heights is $41,947 a year, or $3,496 a month. The median rent for the city is $856 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Chicago Heights, a household making less than $2,853 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.81% of households who rent are overburdened in Chicago Heights.

Area Median Income In Chicago Heights

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

In Chicago Heights, 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 Chicago Heights

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 Chicago Heights

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Chicago Heights 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 Chicago Heights 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 Chicago Heights 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