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The 801

801 Van Buren St.
Oak Park, Illinois
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Mills Park Tower

1025 Pleasant Pl
Oak Park, Illinois
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The Oaks

114 S Humphrey Ave
Oak Park, Illinois
S. 202

Ryan Farrelly Apartments

435 S Humphrey Ave
Oak Park, Illinois
S. 811 Supportive

Heritage House Apartments, Llc

201 Lake St
Oak Park, Illinois
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There are 37 low-income apartments in Oak Park that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 496 low-income homes in Oak Park where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $399 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on March 6th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Oak Park, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Oak Park Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Illinois Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Oak Park.

Oak Park, Illinois Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Oak Park, Illinois

Oak Park features 496 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 Oak Park, Illinois

There are 37 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Oak Park.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Oak Park, Illinois

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Oak Park, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,296 and $1,584.

2023 Oak Park, 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
Oak Park, Illinois Fair Market Rent $1,158 $1,255 $1,440 $1,827 $2,172
Oak Park, Illinois Payment Standard Range $1,042 to $1,274 $1,130 to $1,381 $1,296 to $1,584 $1,644 to $2,010 $1,955 to $2,389

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Oak Park, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 533
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 496
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.73%
Average Renter Household Size 1.85
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $80,196 ±$3,948
Median Rent $1,033 ±$44
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.41% ± 3.51pp
Total Population 52,080

Population and Household Demographics

Oak Park is a city in Cook County, Illinois with a population of 52,080. There are 21,612 households in the city with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 40.73% of households in Oak Park are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Oak Park

The median gross income for households in Oak Park is $80,196 a year, or $6,683 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,033 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Oak Park, a household making less than $3,443 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.41% of households who rent are overburdened in Oak Park.

Area Median Income In Oak Park

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

In Oak Park, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $112,300

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 Oak Park

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 Oak Park

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Oak Park AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$23,200 $26,500 $29,800 $33,100 $35,750 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Oak Park AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$38,650 $44,150 $49,650 $55,150 $59,600 $64,000 $68,400 $72,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Oak Park AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$61,800 $70,600 $79,450 $88,250 $95,350 $102,400 $109,450 $116,500