Affordable Housing In Matteson
Cook County, Illinois

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Matteson

Lawrence Manor

21425 Southwick Dr
Matteson, Illinois
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Matteson Supportive Housing

5212 Southwick Drive
Matteson, Illinois
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

PELLA HOUSE

21136 KEELER AVE
Matteson, Illinois
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Matteson, 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 Matteson, 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 Matteson, Illinois

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 152 affordable apartments for rent in Matteson, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Matteson, Illinois

Matteson features 144 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 Matteson, Illinois

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Matteson, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Matteson landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Matteson.

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

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

Matteson, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 152
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 144
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 17.97%
Average Renter Household Size 3.05
Average Household Size 2.95
Median Household Income $76,638 ±$6,912
Median Rent $1,150 ±$96
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 59.45% ± 13.54pp
Total Population 19,159

Population and Household Demographics

Matteson is a city in Cook County, Illinois with a population of 19,159. There are 6,448 households in the city with an average household size of 2.95 persons. 17.97% of households in Matteson are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Matteson

The median gross income for households in Matteson is $76,638 a year, or $6,387 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,150 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Matteson, a household making less than $3,833 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 59.45% of households who rent are overburdened in Matteson.

Area Median Income In Matteson

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

In Matteson, 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 Matteson

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 Matteson

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