Affordable Housing In Kankakee County
Illinois

30 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kankakee County

Sandstone Hills

12774 E Sneed Ct
Hopkins Park, IL
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3 BR
HCV Welcome

Hidden Glen Apartments

290 N Stadium Dr
Bourbonnais, IL
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1-2 BR
Subsidized

Crestview Village - Illinois

200 N. Crest Lane Drive
Kankakee, IL
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1-3 BR

Austin Apartments

994 N Indiana Ave
Kankakee, IL
Subsidized

Dudley Burrell Apartments

238 N Greenwood Ave
Kankakee, IL
Subsidized

Eastcourt Village

2200 E Court St
Kankakee, IL
Subsidized

Renaissance Center Apartments

300 N Indiana Ave
Kankakee, IL
Subsidized

Kankakee Kommons

155 W Mertens St
Kankakee, IL
Subsidized

Riverwoods

300 E River St
Kankakee, IL
Subsidized

Hickory Hills Senior Housing

4067 S Wheeler Rd
Hopkins Park, IL
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There are 30 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,781 affordable apartments for rent in Kankakee County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 922 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Kankakee County, HUD housing programs support 592 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 727 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Kankakee County

Housing Authority Programs
Kankakee County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kankakee County, Illinois

Kankakee County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 30
Total Low Income Apartments 1,781
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 922
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.76%
Average Renter Household Size 2.52
Total Population 112,221
Housing Units 40,880
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $52,110 ±$1,466
Median Rent $820 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.51% ± 2.73pp

Population and Household Demographics

Kankakee County is a County in Illinois with a population of 112,221. There are 40,880 households in the county with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 30.76% of households in Kankakee County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kankakee County

The median gross income for households in Kankakee County is $52,110 a year, or $4,343 a month. The median rent for the county is $820 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kankakee County, a household making less than $2,733 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.51% of households who rent are overburdened in Kankakee County.1

Area Median Income In Kankakee 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 Kankakee County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,200

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 Kankakee 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 Kankakee County HUD Rental Assistance in Kankakee County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,550 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,250 $27,700 $31,150 $34,600 $37,400 $40,150 $42,950 $45,700
80% of Median $38,750 $44,300 $49,850 $55,350 $59,800 $64,250 $68,650 $73,100
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Kankakee County

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

From 1995 to 2007, 10 low income apartment communities containing 1,013 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Kankakee 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 Kankakee County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $29,100 $33,240 $37,380 $41,520 $44,880 $48,180 $51,540 $54,840

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 Kankakee County is $37,380 a year, or $3,115 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,115 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $935 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% $606 $649 $779 $900 $1,004 $1,108
60% $728 $779 $935 $1,080 $1,205 $1,330
Fair Market Rents in Kankakee 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
$586 $674 $892 $1,204 $1,394

Cities In Kankakee County

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City Listings Served By
Kankakee 15 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kankakee is the Kankakee County Housing Authority.
Herscher 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Herscher is the Kankakee County Housing Authority.
Bradley 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bradley is the Kankakee County Housing Authority.
St Anne 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St Anne is the Kankakee County Housing Authority.
Bourbonnais 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bourbonnais is the Kankakee County Housing Authority.
Manteno 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Manteno is the Kankakee County Housing Authority.
Hopkins Park 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hopkins Park is the Kankakee County Housing Authority.
Sun River Terrace 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sun River Terrace is the Kankakee County Housing Authority.
Momence 0
Aroma Park 0
Bonfield 0
Buckingham 0
Essex 0
Grant Park 0
Limestone 0
Reddick 0
Sammons Point 0
Union Hill 0
Irwin 0
St. Anne 0