Affordable Housing In Lansing
Cook County, Illinois

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lansing

Buford Walker Senior Housing

17725 Arcadia Ave
Lansing, Illinois
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Lansing, 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 Lansing, 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 Lansing, Illinois

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 60 affordable apartments for rent in Lansing, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Lansing, Illinois

Lansing features 60 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 Lansing, Illinois

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lansing.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lansing, Illinois

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

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

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

Lansing, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 60
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 60
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.74%
Average Renter Household Size 2.32
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $48,949 ±$3,539
Median Rent $958 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.18% ± 7.5pp
Total Population 28,445

Population and Household Demographics

Lansing is a city in Cook County, Illinois with a population of 28,445. There are 10,951 households in the city with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 28.74% of households in Lansing are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lansing

The median gross income for households in Lansing is $48,949 a year, or $4,079 a month. The median rent for the city is $958 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lansing, a household making less than $3,193 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.18% of households who rent are overburdened in Lansing.

Area Median Income In Lansing

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

In Lansing, 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 Lansing

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 Lansing

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