Affordable Housing In Kankakee County
Illinois

30 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kankakee County

Hidden Glen Apartments

290 N Stadium Drive
Bourbonnais, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Sandstone Hills

12774 E Sneed Ct
Hopkins Park, Illinois
Call For Rent
3 BR

River Station Senior

245 South 6th Avenue
Kankakee, Illinois
Call For Rent
1 BR
Minimum Income Requirement
55+

Crestview Village - Illinois

200 N. Crest Lane Drive
Kankakee, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Austin Apartments

994 N Indiana Ave
Kankakee, Illinois
Subsidized

Dudley Burrell Apartments

238 N Greenwood Ave
Kankakee, Illinois
Subsidized

Eastcourt Village

2200 E Court St
Kankakee, Illinois
Subsidized

Renaissance Center Apartments

300 N Indiana Ave
Kankakee, Illinois
Subsidized

Kankakee Kommons

155 W Mertens St
Kankakee, Illinois
Subsidized

Riverwoods

300 E River St
Kankakee, Illinois
Subsidized

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Kankakee County, 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 Kankakee County, Illinois

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kankakee County, Illinois

There are 30 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,810 affordable apartments for rent in Kankakee County, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Kankakee County, Illinois

Kankakee County features 932 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 Kankakee County, Illinois

There are 746 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kankakee County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kankakee County, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Kankakee County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Kankakee County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kankakee County, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $880 and $1,076.

2022 Kankakee 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
Kankakee County, Illinois Fair Market Rent $650 $743 $978 $1,315 $1,430
Kankakee County, Illinois Payment Standard Range $585 to $715 $669 to $817 $880 to $1,076 $1,184 to $1,447 $1,287 to $1,573

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Kankakee County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 30
Total Low Income Apartments 1,810
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 932
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.76%
Average Renter Household Size 2.52
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $52,110 ±$1,466
Median Rent $820 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.51% ± 2.73pp
Total Population 112,221

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.

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 $85,200

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Kankakee 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 Kankakee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,500 $20,000 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Kankakee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,200 $33,350 $37,500 $41,650 $45,000 $48,350 $51,650 $55,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Kankakee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,700 $53,350 $60,000 $66,650 $72,000 $77,350 $82,650 $88,000

Cities In Kankakee County

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