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Affordable Housing In DuPage County
Illinois

Waiting List Openings In DuPage County

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Dupage County, IL Section 8 Mainstream HCV Waiting List

The DuPage Housing Authority (DHA) Section 8 Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications will be accepted from May 4, 2021 at 10:00 am CT, until 300 applications have been received.

How to Apply for the Dupage County, IL Section 8 Mainstream HCV Waiting List.

69 Low Income Apartment Communities In DuPage County

Indian Trail Apartments

601 N Meadows Blvd
Addison, Illinois
Income Based
1-3 BR
Market Rate

Ogden Manor

395 W Odgen Ave
Naperville, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accessible
55+

Autumn Ridge Apartments

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

Martin Ave Apartments

310 Martin Ave
Naperville, Illinois
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Batavia Apartments

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

Riverstone Apartments

308 Woodcreek Dr
Bolingbrook, Illinois
$700-1,075
Studio-2 BR

Silver Oaks at Waterford

1819 Silver Oaks Cir
Aurora, Illinois
Call For Rent
1 BR

Pershing Pointe

520 Pershing Ave
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
$843
2 BR

Countrywood Apartments

787 Inland Circle #101
Naperville, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Forest Ridge Apartments

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

Housing Authorities that serve DuPage County

Housing Authority Programs
DuPage Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Homeownership

Guide To Affordable Housing in DuPage County, Illinois

There are 69 low income housing apartment communities offering 8,676 affordable apartments for rent in DuPage County, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in DuPage County, Illinois

DuPage County features 5,170 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 DuPage County, Illinois

There are 3,506 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in DuPage County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in DuPage County, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay DuPage County landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in DuPage County.

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

2021 DuPage 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
DuPage County, Illinois Fair Market Rent $1,012 $1,122 $1,299 $1,649 $1,969
DuPage County, Illinois 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.

DuPage County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 69
Total Low Income Apartments 8,676
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 5,170
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.49%
Average Renter Household Size 2.41
Average Household Size 2.72
Median Household Income $79,658 ±$899
Median Rent $1,143 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.23% ± 1.49pp
Total Population 930,412

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.

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 $93,200

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 HUD Rental Assistance in DuPage 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 DuPage County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,600 $22,400 $25,200 $27,950 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the DuPage County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,650 $37,300 $41,950 $46,600 $50,350 $54,100 $57,800 $61,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the DuPage County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$52,200 $59,650 $67,100 $74,550 $80,550 $86,500 $92,450 $98,450

Cities In DuPage County

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