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Affordable Housing In Skokie
Cook County, Illinois

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Skokie

Armond King Apartments

9238 Gross Point Road
Skokie, Illinois
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+
Accessible

Robineau Group Living Facility

7550 Kostner Ave
Skokie, Illinois
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Village Center

5140 Galitz St
Skokie, Illinois
Subsidized

Krasnow Residence

8901 Gross Point Rd
Skokie, Illinois
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Armond King Apartments

9238 Gross Point Rd
Skokie, Illinois

North Shore Homes

8167 Lincoln Ave
Skokie, Illinois
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Housing Authorities that serve Skokie

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Cook County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Skokie, Illinois

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 629 affordable apartments for rent in Skokie, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Skokie, Illinois

Skokie features 502 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 Skokie, Illinois

There are 127 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Skokie.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Skokie, Illinois

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Skokie, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,169 and $1,429.

2021 Skokie, 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
Fair Market Rent $1,012 $1,122 $1,299 $1,649 $1,969
Payment Standard Range $911 to $1,113 $1,010 to $1,234 $1,169 to $1,429 $1,484 to $1,814 $1,772 to $2,166

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Skokie, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 629
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 502
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.82%
Average Renter Household Size 2.77
Average Household Size 2.82
Median Household Income $66,999 ±$3,163
Median Rent $1,129 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.99% ± 5.72pp
Total Population 65,061

Population and Household Demographics

Skokie is a city in Cook County, Illinois with a population of 65,061. There are 22,787 households in the city with an average household size of 2.82 persons. 26.82% of households in Skokie are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Skokie

The median gross income for households in Skokie is $66,999 a year, or $5,583 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,129 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Skokie, a household making less than $3,763 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.99% of households who rent are overburdened in Skokie.

Area Median Income In Skokie

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

In Skokie, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $91,000

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 Skokie

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 Skokie

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $19,150 $21,850 $24,600 $27,300 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $31,850 $36,400 $40,950 $45,500 $49,150 $52,800 $56,450 $60,100
80% of Median $51,000 $58,250 $65,550 $72,800 $78,650 $84,450 $90,300 $96,100