Affordable Housing In River Forest
Cook County, Illinois

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in River Forest, 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 River Forest, 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 River Forest, Illinois

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in River Forest, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in River Forest, Illinois

River Forest features 0 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 River Forest, Illinois

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in River Forest, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay River Forest landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in River Forest.

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

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

River Forest, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 12.47%
Average Renter Household Size 2.38
Average Household Size 2.62
Median Household Income $99,250 ±$15,699
Median Rent $1,228 ±$96
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.28% ± 19.27pp
Total Population 11,233

Population and Household Demographics

River Forest is a city in Cook County, Illinois with a population of 11,233. There are 3,944 households in the city with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 12.47% of households in River Forest are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in River Forest

The median gross income for households in River Forest is $99,250 a year, or $8,271 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,228 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In River Forest, a household making less than $4,093 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.28% of households who rent are overburdened in River Forest.

Area Median Income In River Forest

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

In River Forest, 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 River Forest

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 River Forest

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the River Forest 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 River Forest 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 River Forest 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