Affordable Housing In DuPage County
Illinois

69 Low Income Apartment Communities In DuPage County

Indian Trail Apartments

601 N Meadows Blvd
Addison, IL
Income Based
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Autumn Ridge Apartments

326 S President St
Carol Stream, IL
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Batavia Apartments

1171 E Wilson St
Batavia, IL
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Pershing Pointe

520 Pershing Ave
Glen Ellyn, IL
$843
2 BR
HCV Welcome

Countrywood Apartments

787 Inland Circle #101
Naperville, IL
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Forest Ridge Apartments

1217 2nd Ave
Aurora, IL
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Silver Oaks at Waterford

1819 Silver Oaks Cir
Aurora, IL
Call For Rent
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Woodridge Horizon Sr. Living Community

8099 Janes Ave
Woodridge, IL
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Marian Park

2126 W Roosevelt Rd
Wheaton, IL
Subsidized

Canticle Place

26 W 171 Roosevelt Rd
Wheaton, IL
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

There are 69 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 9,079 affordable apartments for rent in DuPage County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 5,414 apartments that set rent based on your income. In DuPage County, HUD housing programs support 3,850 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 3,665 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve DuPage County

Housing Authority Programs
DuPage Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in DuPage County, Illinois

DuPage County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 69
Total Low Income Apartments 9,079
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 5,414
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.49%
Average Renter Household Size 2.41
Total Population 930,412
Housing Units 338,083
Average Household Size 2.72
Median Household Income $79,658 ±$899
Median Rent $1,143 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.23% ± 1.49pp

Population and Household Demographics

DuPage County is a County in Illinois with a population of 930,412. There are 338,083 households in the county with an average household size of 2.72 persons. 26.49% of households in DuPage County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in DuPage County

The median gross income for households in DuPage County is $79,658 a year, or $6,638 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,143 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In DuPage County, a household making less than $3,810 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.23% of households who rent are overburdened in DuPage County.1

Area Median Income In DuPage 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 DuPage County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $89,100

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 DuPage 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 DuPage County HUD Rental Assistance in DuPage County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,750 $21,400 $24,100 $26,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $31,200 $35,650 $40,100 $44,550 $48,150 $51,700 $55,250 $58,850
80% of Median $49,950 $57,050 $64,200 $71,300 $77,050 $82,750 $88,450 $94,150
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in DuPage County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1996 to 2008, 22 low income apartment communities containing 4,540 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in DuPage County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in DuPage County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $37,440 $42,780 $48,120 $53,460 $57,780 $62,040 $66,300 $70,620

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in DuPage County is $48,120 a year, or $4,010 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,010 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,203 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $780 $836 $1,003 $1,159 $1,293 $1,426
60% $936 $1,003 $1,203 $1,391 $1,551 $1,712
Fair Market Rents in DuPage County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$915 $1,044 $1,212 $1,542 $1,844

Cities In DuPage County

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City Listings Served By
Aurora 20 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Aurora are the Aurora Housing Authority and DuPage Housing Authority.
Naperville 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Naperville is the DuPage Housing Authority.
Lisle 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lisle is the DuPage Housing Authority.
Glen Ellyn 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glen Ellyn is the DuPage Housing Authority.
Westmont 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westmont is the DuPage Housing Authority.
Carol Stream 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carol Stream is the DuPage Housing Authority.
Bloomingdale 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bloomingdale is the DuPage Housing Authority.
Wheaton 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wheaton is the DuPage Housing Authority.
Batavia 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Batavia are the Housing Authority of Elgin and DuPage Housing Authority.
Downers Grove 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Downers Grove is the DuPage Housing Authority.
Addison 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Addison is the DuPage Housing Authority.
Oakbrook 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakbrook is the DuPage Housing Authority.
Lombard 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lombard is the DuPage Housing Authority.
Glendale Heights 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glendale Heights is the DuPage Housing Authority.
Saint Charles 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Saint Charles is the DuPage Housing Authority.
West Chicago 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Chicago is the DuPage Housing Authority.
Bolingbrook 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bolingbrook is the DuPage Housing Authority.
St Charles 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve St Charles are the Housing Authority of Elgin and DuPage Housing Authority.
Darien 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Darien is the DuPage Housing Authority.
St. Charles 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Charles is the DuPage Housing Authority.
Itasca 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Itasca is the DuPage Housing Authority.
Clarendon Hills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clarendon Hills is the DuPage Housing Authority.
Villa Park 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Villa Park is the DuPage Housing Authority.
Warrenville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Warrenville is the DuPage Housing Authority.
Wayne 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wayne is the DuPage Housing Authority.
Willowbrook 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Willowbrook is the DuPage Housing Authority.
Wood Dale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wood Dale is the DuPage Housing Authority.
Oakbrook Terrace 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakbrook Terrace is the DuPage Housing Authority.
Winfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winfield is the DuPage Housing Authority.