Oakwood Shores

3859 S Vincennes Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60653

Oakwood Shores is 277 one, two, three, and four bedroom units located in Grand Boulevard and Oakland.

Oakwood Shores is approximately 94 acres located in Chicago's Grand Boulevard and Oakland communities, four miles south of the Loop and one third mile west of Lake Michigan. It is generally bound by 35th Street to the north, Lake Park Avenue to the east, Pershing Road to the south and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to the west. 

The site originally included more than 3,500 public housing units comprising the developments formerly known as Ida B. Wells, Madden Park, and Clarence Darrow Homes.   

Construction of Oakwood Shores began in 2003 and will be completed over several phases.  Three phases have been completed totaling 524 units of which 277 are CHA, 165 are affordable, and 145 are market rate.  Upon completion Oakwood Shores will consist of 3,000 units of new rental and for-sale housing. 

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Currently accepting wait list applications.

Last updated on August 14th, 2019


Unit (Bd/Ba) Ft2 Rent
1 Bedroom (1/1) - Call for Price
2 Bedroom (2/1) - Call for Price
3 Bedroom (3/1) - Call for Price
4 Bedroom (4/1) - Call for Price

Oakwood Shores Details

  • 524 one, two, three and four bedroom units.
  • Public Housing

Unit Amenities

  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Balconies or Patios Available

Public Housing

Since this property is owned and managed by a Public Housing Authority, all of the rents at this property are based on tenant incomes. Tenants will make a monthly contribution toward rent equal to 30% of their adjusted income. A housing authority may establish a minimum rent of up to $50.

Chicago HUD Rental Assistance Income Qualifications

Generally, households earning up to the income limit in the table below for their household size are eligible for units participating in a HUD rental assistance program in Chicago but actual income limits may differ for units at Oakwood Shores.

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% $21,900 $25,000 $28,150 $31,250 $33,750 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% $36,500 $41,700 $46,900 $52,100 $56,300 $60,450 $64,650 $68,800
80% $58,350 $66,700 $75,050 $83,350 $90,050 $96,700 $103,400 $110,050

Oakwood Shores is managed by Chicago Housing Authority.

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