Affordable Housing In Cook County
Illinois

Affordable Housing programs support 68,266 income based apartments in Cook County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 37,707 affordable apartments in Cook County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Cook County, Illinois

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

Caroline Hedger Apartments

6400 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago, Illinois
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
62+

Vivian Gordon Harsh Apartments

4227 S Oakenwald Ave
Chicago, Illinois
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Minnie Riperton Apartments

4250 S Princeton Ave
Chicago, Illinois
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+

Mary Jane Richardson-Jones Apartments

4930 S Langley Ave
Chicago, Illinois
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
62+

Ada S Dennison-McKinley Apartments

661 E 69th St
Chicago, Illinois
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Kenneth Campbell Apartments

6360 S Minerva Ave
Chicago, Illinois
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
62+

Judge Green Apartments

4030 S Lake Park Ave
Chicago, Illinois
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Judge Slater Apartments

740 E 43rd St
Chicago, Illinois
Call For Rent
2 BR

Maudelle Brown Bousfield Apartments

4949 S Cottage Grove Ave
Chicago, Illinois
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Renaissance North

551 W North Ave
Chicago, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
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Affordable Housing In Cook County

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City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Alsip, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Alsip.
Affordable Housing In Arlington Height, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Arlington Height.
Affordable Housing In Arlington Heights, IL Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Arlington Heights.
Affordable Housing In Barrington, IL Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Barrington.
Affordable Housing In Bartlett, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Bartlett.
Affordable Housing In Bellwood, IL Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Bellwood.
Affordable Housing In Bensenville, IL Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Bensenville.
Affordable Housing In Berwyn, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Berwyn.
Affordable Housing In Blue Island, IL Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Blue Island.
Affordable Housing In Broadview, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Broadview.
Affordable Housing In Calumet City, IL Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Calumet City.
Affordable Housing In Calumet Park, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Calumet Park.
Affordable Housing In Chicago, IL Affordable Housing programs support 766 apartment communities in Chicago.
Affordable Housing In Chicago Heights, IL Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Chicago Heights.
Affordable Housing In Cicero, IL Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Cicero.
Affordable Housing In Country Club Hills, IL Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Country Club Hills.
Affordable Housing In Countryside, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Countryside.
Affordable Housing In Crestwood, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Crestwood.
Affordable Housing In Crete, IL Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Crete.
Affordable Housing In Deerfield, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Deerfield.
Affordable Housing In Des Plaines, IL Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Des Plaines.
Affordable Housing In Dolton, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Dolton.
Affordable Housing In Elgin, IL Affordable Housing programs support 15 apartment communities in Elgin.
Affordable Housing In Elk Grove Village, IL Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Elk Grove Village.
Affordable Housing In Elmhurst, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Elmhurst.
Affordable Housing In Elmwood Park, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Elmwood Park.
Affordable Housing In Evanston, IL Affordable Housing programs support 12 apartment communities in Evanston.
Affordable Housing In Ford Heights, IL Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Ford Heights.
Affordable Housing In Forest Park, IL Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Forest Park.
Affordable Housing In Frankfort, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Frankfort.
Affordable Housing In Franklin Park, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Franklin Park.
Affordable Housing In Glenview, IL Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Glenview.
Affordable Housing In Hanover Park, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Hanover Park.
Affordable Housing In Harvey, IL Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Harvey.
Affordable Housing In Hinsdale, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Hinsdale.
Affordable Housing In Hoffman Estates, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Hoffman Estates.
Affordable Housing In Homewood, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Homewood.
Affordable Housing In Justice, IL Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Justice.
Affordable Housing In La Grange, IL Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in La Grange.
Affordable Housing In Lansing, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Lansing.
Affordable Housing In Lemont, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Lemont.
Affordable Housing In Lynwood, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Lynwood.
Affordable Housing In Lyons, IL Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Lyons.
Affordable Housing In Matteson, IL Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Matteson.
Affordable Housing In Maywood, IL Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Maywood.
Affordable Housing In Melrose Park, IL Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Melrose Park.
Affordable Housing In Midlothian, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Midlothian.
Affordable Housing In Morton Grove, IL Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Morton Grove.
Affordable Housing In Mount Prospect, IL Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Mount Prospect.
Affordable Housing In Niles, IL Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Niles.
Affordable Housing In Northbrook, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Northbrook.
Affordable Housing In Northlake, IL Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Northlake.
Affordable Housing In Oak Brook, IL Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Oak Brook.
Affordable Housing In Oak Forest, IL Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Oak Forest.
Affordable Housing In Oak Park, IL Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Oak Park.
Affordable Housing In Orland Hills, IL Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Orland Hills.
Affordable Housing In Orland Park, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Orland Park.
Affordable Housing In Palatine, IL Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Palatine.
Affordable Housing In Palos Hills, IL Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Palos Hills.
Affordable Housing In Palos Park, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Palos Park.
Affordable Housing In Park Forest, IL Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Park Forest.
Affordable Housing In Phoenix, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Phoenix.
Affordable Housing In Prospect Heights, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Prospect Heights.
Affordable Housing In Proviso Township, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Proviso Township.
Affordable Housing In Richton Park, IL Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Richton Park.
Affordable Housing In Riverdale, IL Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Riverdale.
Affordable Housing In Robbins, IL Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Robbins.
Affordable Housing In Rolling Meadows, IL Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Rolling Meadows.
Affordable Housing In Roselle, IL Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Roselle.
Affordable Housing In Schaumburg, IL Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Schaumburg.
Affordable Housing In Skokie, IL Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Skokie.
Affordable Housing In South Chicago Heights, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in South Chicago Heights.
Affordable Housing In Steger, IL Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Steger.
Affordable Housing In Streamwood, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Streamwood.
Affordable Housing In Summit, IL Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Summit.
Affordable Housing In Tinley Park, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Tinley Park.
Affordable Housing In University Park, IL Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in University Park.
Affordable Housing In Wheeling, IL Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Wheeling.
Affordable Housing In Wilmette, IL Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Wilmette.
Affordable Housing In Woodridge, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Woodridge.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Cook County, 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 Cook County.

Cook County, Illinois Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Cook County, Illinois

Cook County features 68,266 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 37,707 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 $1,296 and $1,584.

2023 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
Cook County, Illinois Fair Market Rent $1,158 $1,255 $1,440 $1,827 $2,172
Cook County, 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.

Cook County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 983
Total Low Income Apartments 107,036
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 68,266
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 $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 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

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Cook County 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 Cook County 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 Cook County 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