Affordable Housing In Lake County
Illinois

76 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lake County

Rosewood Apartments

216 W Forest Ave
Round Lake, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Highland Park / Ravinia

400 Central Ave
Highland Park, Illinois
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Fairhaven Crossing

407 E Hawley St
Mundelein, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior

Lakewood Village

125 Glen Street
Grayslake, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Zion Senior Cottages

1005 Prestwick Dr
Zion, Illinois
$508-900
1-2 BR
62+

Lilac Apartments

3 Lilac Ave
Fox Lake, Illinois
$913-1,088
1-2 BR

Cinnamon Lake Towers

2701 Glen Flora Avenue
Waukegan, Illinois
$775-975
Studio-2 BR
Subsidized

Hickory Manor Apartments

4160 Continental Dr
Waukegan, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Gurnee Meadows

1400 Pauly Dr
Gurnee, Illinois
$735-905
1-2 BR
55+

Kings Court Apartments

2801N W Grandville Ave
Waukegan, Illinois
$825-930
1-2 BR

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

Housing Authority Programs
Lake County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lake County, Illinois

There are 76 low income housing apartment communities offering 7,698 affordable apartments for rent in Lake County, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Lake County, Illinois

Lake County features 4,669 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 Lake County, Illinois

There are 3,029 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lake County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lake County, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lake County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Lake County.

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

2022 Lake 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
Lake County, Illinois Fair Market Rent $1,059 $1,161 $1,340 $1,697 $2,018
Lake County, 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.

Lake County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 76
Total Low Income Apartments 7,698
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 4,669
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.84%
Average Renter Household Size 2.70
Average Household Size 2.83
Median Household Income $78,026 ±$980
Median Rent $1,069 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.33% ± 1.59pp
Total Population 702,898

Population and Household Demographics

Lake County is a county in Illinois with a population of 702,898. There are 242,426 households in the county with an average household size of 2.83 persons. 25.84% of households in Lake County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lake County

The median gross income for households in Lake County is $78,026 a year, or $6,502 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,069 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lake County, a household making less than $3,563 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.33% of households who rent are overburdened in Lake County.

Area Median Income In Lake 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 Lake County, 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 Lake 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 Lake 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 Lake County 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 Lake County 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 Lake County 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

Cities In Lake County

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City Served By
Antioch The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Antioch is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Bannockburn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bannockburn is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Beach Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beach Park is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Channel Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Channel Lake is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Forest Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Forest Lake is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Fox Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fox Lake is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Fox Lake Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fox Lake Hills is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Fox River Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fox River Grove is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Gages Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gages Lake is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Grandwood Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grandwood Park is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Grayslake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grayslake is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Green Oaks The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Green Oaks is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Gurnee The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gurnee is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Hainesville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hainesville is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Hawthorn Woods The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hawthorn Woods is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Highland Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Highland Park is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Highwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Highwood is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Indian Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Indian Creek is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Island Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Island Lake is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Kildeer The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kildeer is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Knollwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Knollwood is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Lake Barrington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Barrington is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Lake Bluff The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Bluff is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Lake Catherine The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Catherine is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Lake Forest The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Forest is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Lake Villa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Villa is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Lake Zurich The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Zurich is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Lakemoor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lakemoor is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Libertyville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Libertyville is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Lincolnshire The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lincolnshire is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Lindenhurst The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lindenhurst is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Long Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Long Grove is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Long Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Long Lake is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Mettawa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mettawa is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Mundelein The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mundelein is the Lake County Housing Authority.
North Barrington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Barrington is the Lake County Housing Authority.
North Chicago The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve North Chicago are the Lake County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the City of North Chicago.
Old Mill Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Old Mill Creek is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Park City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Park City is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Port Barrington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Port Barrington is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Riverwoods The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Riverwoods is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Round Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Round Lake is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Round Lake Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Round Lake Beach is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Round Lake Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Round Lake Heights is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Round Lake Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Round Lake Park is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Third Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Third Lake is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Tower Lakes The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tower Lakes is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Venetian Village The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Venetian Village is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Vernon Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vernon Hills is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Volo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Volo is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Wadsworth The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wadsworth is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Wauconda The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wauconda is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Waukegan The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Waukegan are the Waukegan Housing Authority and Lake County Housing Authority.
Winthrop Harbor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winthrop Harbor is the Lake County Housing Authority.
Zion The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Zion is the Lake County Housing Authority.