Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Palatine, IL

Find 7 low-income apartments and rental assistance options in Palatine, IL – including subsidized, public, senior, HUD, and other government housing programs.

Rand Grove Village

748 Rand Grove Ln, Palatine, Illinois 60074

Palatine Senior Residences

450 E Baldwin Rd, Palatine, Illinois 60074

Arrowhead Apartments

1912 Cambridge Ct, Palatine, Illinois 60074

Sidney L. Port Center

1760 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, Illinois 60067

Little City for Community Development

12 S Cedar St, Palatine, Illinois 60067


1245 E Prairie Brook Dr, Palatine, Illinois 60074

Spruce Village

1980 North Rand Road, Palatine, Illinois 60074

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Palatine, Illinois
$18.46 (+132%) more than Illinois minimum wage and $25.21 (+348%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Palatine, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs for Palatine, Illinois.

Go to the Illinois Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Palatine.

How many renters live in Palatine, Illinois?

The City of Palatine has 65,428 people living in 26,570 households.

There are 20,924 renters living in 8,855 renter households in this City. Renters make up 31.98 percent of the population living in Palatine.

What is the rental market like in Palatine, Illinois?

There are an estimated 28,065 housing units in the Palatine area. Of these, 9,218 units are rental homes, making up 33 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Palatine, Illinois, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Palatine?

The rental vacancy rate in Palatine is 5 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Palatine for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Palatine
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
571 2,432 4,267 969 375
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Palatine

A large number of apartments in Palatine have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Palatine are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 43 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 11 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Palatine

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,399 to $2,583. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,399
One BR $1,507
Two BR $1,714
Three BR $2,182
Four BR $2,583
2024 Fair Market Rents in Palatine, Illinois

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Palatine?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 364 64 percent
One BR 1,980 81 percent
Two BR 2,210 52 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Palatine, Illinois

How many affordable rental units are in Palatine?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Palatine, Illinois including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 253
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 75
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Palatine, Illinois

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Palatine, Illinois

Palatine features 676 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 Palatine, Illinois

There are 45 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Palatine.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Palatine, Illinois

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Palatine, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,543 and $1,885.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.