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Affordable Housing In Cook County
Illinois


Waiting List Openings In Cook County

Waiting ListStatus
Housing Authority of Cook County Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

937 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cook County

Sangamon Terrace

6145 S Sangamon Street
Chicago, Illinois
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+
Subsidized

Wisdom Village Northlake

33 S Wolf Rd
Northlake, Illinois
Income Based
1-2 BR
55+

Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza Apartments

3220 W Madison St
Chicago, Illinois
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Dr Lucy Lang Chappell Housing

3222 W Maypole Ave
Chicago, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized
Accessible

Haven Towers

7947 S South Chicago Ave
Chicago, Illinois
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
Elderly Supportive Housing

Beth-Anne Extended Living

1143 N LaVergne Ave
Chicago, Illinois
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized
Elderly Supportive Housing

Beth-Anne Residences

4952 W Thomas St
Chicago, Illinois
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized
Elderly Supportive Housing

Bethel Pace Center

4349 W Washington Blvd
Chicago, Illinois
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized
Elderly Supportive Housing

Northpoint Apartments

7717 North Paulina
Chicago, Illinois
Income Based
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Bethel Terrace

900 W 63rd Pkwy
Chicago, Illinois
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Housing Authorities that serve Cook County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Cook County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cook County, Illinois

There are 937 low income housing apartment communities offering 103,720 affordable apartments for rent in Cook County, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Cook County, Illinois

Cook County features 66,282 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 Cook County, Illinois

There are 36,697 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cook County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cook County, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Cook County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Cook County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cook County, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,169 and $1,429.

2021 Cook County, 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
Fair Market Rent $1,012 $1,122 $1,299 $1,649 $1,969
Payment Standard Range $911 to $1,113 $1,010 to $1,234 $1,169 to $1,429 $1,484 to $1,814 $1,772 to $2,166

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Cook County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 937
Total Low Income Apartments 103,720
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 66,282
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43%
Average Renter Household Size 2.46
Average Household Size 2.65
Median Household Income $55,251 ±$327
Median Rent $980 ±$3
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.86% ± 0.44pp
Total Population 5,236,393

Population and Household Demographics

Cook County is a county in Illinois with a population of 5,236,393. There are 1,942,959 households in the county with an average household size of 2.65 persons. 43% of households in Cook County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cook County

The median gross income for households in Cook County is $55,251 a year, or $4,604 a month. The median rent for the county is $980 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cook County, a household making less than $3,267 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Cook County.

Area Median Income In Cook County

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.

In Cook County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $91,000

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 Cook County

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 Cook County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $19,150 $21,850 $24,600 $27,300 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $31,850 $36,400 $40,950 $45,500 $49,150 $52,800 $56,450 $60,100
80% of Median $51,000 $58,250 $65,550 $72,800 $78,650 $84,450 $90,300 $96,100

Cities In Cook County

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City Served By
Alsip The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alsip is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Arlington Height The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arlington Height is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Arlington Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arlington Heights is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Barrington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Barrington is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Barrington Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Barrington Hills is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Bartlett The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bartlett is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Bedford Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bedford Park is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Bellwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bellwood is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Bensenville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bensenville is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Berkeley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Berkeley is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Berwyn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Berwyn is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Blue Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blue Island is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Bridgeview The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bridgeview is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Broadview The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Broadview is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Brookfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brookfield is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Buffalo Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Buffalo Grove is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Burbank The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Burbank is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Burnham The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Burnham is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Burr Ridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Burr Ridge is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Calumet City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Calumet City is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Calumet Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Calumet Park is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Chicago The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chicago is the Chicago Housing Authority.
Chicago Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chicago Heights is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Chicago Ridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chicago Ridge is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Cicero The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cicero is the Housing Authority of the Town of Cicero.
Country Club Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Country Club Hill is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Country Club Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Country Club Hills is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Countryside The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Countryside is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Crestwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crestwood is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Crete The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crete is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Deer Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Deer Park is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Deerfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Deerfield is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Des Plaines The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Des Plaines is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Dixmoor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dixmoor is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Dolton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dolton is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
East Dundee The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve East Dundee are the Housing Authority of Elgin and Housing Authority of Cook County.
East Hazel Crest The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Hazel Crest is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Elgin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elgin is the Housing Authority of Elgin.
Elk Grove Village The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elk Grove Village is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Elmhurst The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elmhurst is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Elmwood Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elmwood Park is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Evanston The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Evanston is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Evergreen Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Evergreen Park is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Flossmoor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Flossmoor is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Ford Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ford Heights is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Forest Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Forest Park is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Forest View The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Forest View is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Frankfort The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Frankfort is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Franklin Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Franklin Park is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Glencoe The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glencoe is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Glenview The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glenview is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Glenwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glenwood is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Golf The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Golf is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Hanover Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hanover Park is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Harvey The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harvey is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Harwood Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harwood Heights is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Hazel Crest The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hazel Crest is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Hickory Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hickory Hills is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Hillside The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hillside is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Hinsdale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hinsdale is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Hodgkins The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hodgkins is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Hoffman Estates The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hoffman Estates is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Hometown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hometown is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Homewood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Homewood is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Indian Head Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Indian Head Park is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Inverness The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Inverness is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Justice The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Justice is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Kenilworth The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kenilworth is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
La Grange The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Grange is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
La Grange Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Grange Park is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Lansing The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lansing is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Lemont The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lemont is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Lincolnwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lincolnwood is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Lynwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lynwood is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Lyons The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lyons is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Markham The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Markham is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Matteson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Matteson is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Maywood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maywood is the Maywood Housing Authority.
McCook The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves McCook is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Melrose Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Melrose Park is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Merrionette Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Merrionette Park is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Midlothian The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Midlothian is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Morton Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Morton Grove is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Mount Prospect The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Prospect is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Niles The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Niles is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Norridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Norridge is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
North Riverside The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Riverside is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Northbrook The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Northbrook is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Northfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Northfield is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Northlake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Northlake is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Oak Brook The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oak Brook is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Oak Forest The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oak Forest is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Oak Lawn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oak Lawn is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Oak Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oak Park is the Oak Park Housing Authority.
Olympia Fields The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Olympia Fields is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Orland Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orland Hills is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Orland Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orland Park is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Palatine The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palatine is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Palos Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palos Heights is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Palos Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palos Hills is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Palos Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palos Park is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Park Forest The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Park Forest is the Housing Authority of Park Forest.
Park Ridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Park Ridge is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Phoenix The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Phoenix is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Posen The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Posen is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Prospect Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Prospect Heights is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Proviso Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Proviso Township is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Richton Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Richton Park is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
River Forest The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves River Forest is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
River Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves River Grove is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Riverdale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Riverdale is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Riverside The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Riverside is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Robbins The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Robbins is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Rolling Meadows The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rolling Meadows is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Roselle The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Roselle is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Rosemont The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rosemont is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Sauk Village The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sauk Village is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Schaumburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Schaumburg is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Schiller Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Schiller Park is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Skokie The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Skokie is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
South Barrington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Barrington is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
South Chicago Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Chicago Heights is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
South Holland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Holland is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Steger The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Steger is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Stickney The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stickney is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Stone Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stone Park is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Streamwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Streamwood is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Summit The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Summit is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Thornton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Thornton is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Tinley Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tinley Park is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
University Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves University Park is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Westchester The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westchester is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Western Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Western Springs is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Wheeling The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wheeling is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Willow Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Willow Springs is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Wilmette The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilmette is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Winnetka The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winnetka is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Woodridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodridge is the Housing Authority of Cook County.
Worth The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Worth is the Housing Authority of Cook County.