Affordable Housing In Elmhurst
Cook County, Illinois

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Elmhurst

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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Elmhurst, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Elmhurst, Illinois

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Cook County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Elmhurst, Illinois

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 105 affordable apartments for rent in Elmhurst, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Elmhurst, Illinois

Elmhurst features 0 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 Elmhurst, Illinois

There are 105 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Elmhurst.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Elmhurst, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Elmhurst landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Elmhurst.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Elmhurst, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,206 and $1,474.

2022 Elmhurst, 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
Elmhurst, Illinois Fair Market Rent $1,059 $1,161 $1,340 $1,697 $2,018
Elmhurst, Illinois Payment Standard Range $953 to $1,165 $1,045 to $1,277 $1,206 to $1,474 $1,527 to $1,867 $1,816 to $2,220

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Elmhurst, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 105
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 19.69%
Average Renter Household Size 2.12
Average Household Size 2.79
Median Household Income $96,486 ±$3,364
Median Rent $1,422 ±$70
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.54% ± 5.38pp
Total Population 45,469

Population and Household Demographics

Elmhurst is a city in Cook County, Illinois with a population of 45,469. There are 15,814 households in the city with an average household size of 2.79 persons. 19.69% of households in Elmhurst are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Elmhurst

The median gross income for households in Elmhurst is $96,486 a year, or $8,041 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,422 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Elmhurst, a household making less than $4,740 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.54% of households who rent are overburdened in Elmhurst.

Area Median Income In Elmhurst

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Elmhurst, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cook County.

In Elmhurst, 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 Elmhurst

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 Elmhurst

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Elmhurst 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 Elmhurst 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 Elmhurst 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