Affordable Housing In Harvey
Cook County, Illinois

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Harvey

Harvey Ymca Elderly Housing

178 E 155th St
Harvey, Illinois
Elderly Supportive Housing

Vail Apartments

14721 Vail Ave
Harvey, Illinois

15633 - 35 Lexington

15633 Lexington Ave
Harvey, Illinois

19 W 155th St

19 W 155th St
Harvey, Illinois

Home - Bethlehem Chdo

147 E 147th St
Harvey, Illinois

Bethlehem Village Lp

14725S Vine Ave
Harvey, Illinois

Varylin Terrace Apartments

15144 Dixie Hwy
Harvey, Illinois
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Harvey, 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 Harvey, 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 Harvey, Illinois

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 335 affordable apartments for rent in Harvey, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Harvey, Illinois

Harvey features 120 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 Harvey, Illinois

There are 215 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Harvey.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Harvey, Illinois

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

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

2022 Harvey, 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
Harvey, Illinois Fair Market Rent $1,059 $1,161 $1,340 $1,697 $2,018
Harvey, 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 research.

Harvey, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 335
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 120
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 56.69%
Average Renter Household Size 2.44
Average Household Size 2.69
Median Household Income $22,014 ±$1,949
Median Rent $812 ±$51
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.04% ± 5.46pp
Total Population 25,773

Population and Household Demographics

Harvey is a city in Cook County, Illinois with a population of 25,773. There are 9,461 households in the city with an average household size of 2.69 persons. 56.69% of households in Harvey are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Harvey

The median gross income for households in Harvey is $22,014 a year, or $1,835 a month. The median rent for the city is $812 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Harvey, a household making less than $2,707 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.04% of households who rent are overburdened in Harvey.

Area Median Income In Harvey

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 Harvey, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cook County.

In Harvey, 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 Harvey

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 Harvey

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