Affordable Housing In Mount Prospect
Cook County, Illinois

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mount Prospect

MYERS PLACE

1585 DEMPSTER ST
Mount Prospect, Illinois
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Disabled Supportive Housing

Huntington Towers

571 W Huntington Commons Rd
Mount Prospect, Illinois
Subsidized

Centennial North and South Apartments

900 E Ardyce Ln
Mount Prospect, Illinois

Centennial Apartments South

900 Centennial Dr
Mount Prospect, Illinois
Subsidized
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Mount Prospect, 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 Mount Prospect, 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 Mount Prospect, Illinois

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 436 affordable apartments for rent in Mount Prospect, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Mount Prospect, Illinois

Mount Prospect features 336 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 Mount Prospect, Illinois

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mount Prospect, Illinois

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

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

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

Mount Prospect, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 436
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 336
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.08%
Average Renter Household Size 2.68
Average Household Size 2.69
Median Household Income $69,520 ±$3,092
Median Rent $974 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.43% ± 5.82pp
Total Population 54,710

Population and Household Demographics

Mount Prospect is a city in Cook County, Illinois with a population of 54,710. There are 20,290 households in the city with an average household size of 2.69 persons. 30.08% of households in Mount Prospect are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mount Prospect

The median gross income for households in Mount Prospect is $69,520 a year, or $5,793 a month. The median rent for the city is $974 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mount Prospect, a household making less than $3,247 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.43% of households who rent are overburdened in Mount Prospect.

Area Median Income In Mount Prospect

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

In Mount Prospect, 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 Mount Prospect

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 Mount Prospect

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Mount Prospect 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 Mount Prospect 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 Mount Prospect 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