Robbins, Illinois Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 395 income based apartments in Robbins where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 126 affordable apartments in Robbins that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Robbins, Illinois

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Robbins. Go to the Illinois Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Robbins.

Richard Flowers Community Housing

13900 S Grace Ave
Robbins, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-5 BR
Rent Assisted

St Peter Claver Senior Housing

14115 S Claire Blvd
Robbins, Illinois
Rent Assisted
Elderly Supportive Housing

Edward Brown Apartments

3210 W 139th St
Robbins, Illinois

Robbins Supportive Living Facility

13818 Utica Ave
Robbins, Illinois
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Affordable Housing Near Robbins

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Robbins, 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
Housing Authority of Cook County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
Go to the Illinois Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Robbins.

Robbins, Illinois Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Robbins, Illinois

Robbins features 395 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 Robbins, Illinois

There are 126 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Robbins.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Robbins, Illinois

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

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

2023 Robbins, 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
Robbins, Illinois Fair Market Rent $1,158 $1,255 $1,440 $1,827 $2,172
Robbins, 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.

Robbins, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 521
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 395
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 53.56%
Average Renter Household Size 2.54
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $23,614 ±$5,101
Median Rent $814 ±$89
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.1% ± 14.03pp
Total Population 5,157

Population and Household Demographics

Robbins is a city in Cook County, Illinois with a population of 5,157. There are 1,800 households in the city with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 53.56% of households in Robbins are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Robbins

The median gross income for households in Robbins is $23,614 a year, or $1,968 a month. The median rent for the city is $814 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Robbins, a household making less than $2,713 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.1% of households who rent are overburdened in Robbins.

Area Median Income In Robbins

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

In Robbins, 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 Robbins

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 Robbins

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