Affordable Housing In Steger
Cook County, Illinois

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Steger

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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Steger, 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 Steger, 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 Steger, Illinois

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 219 affordable apartments for rent in Steger, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Steger, Illinois

Steger 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 Steger, Illinois

There are 219 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Steger.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Steger, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Steger landlords $1,200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Steger.

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

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

Steger, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 219
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.1%
Average Renter Household Size 1.88
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $43,118 ±$3,559
Median Rent $835 ±$38
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.85% ± 10.83pp
Total Population 9,563

Population and Household Demographics

Steger is a city in Cook County, Illinois with a population of 9,563. There are 3,886 households in the city with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 41.1% of households in Steger are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Steger

The median gross income for households in Steger is $43,118 a year, or $3,593 a month. The median rent for the city is $835 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Steger, a household making less than $2,783 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.85% of households who rent are overburdened in Steger.

Area Median Income In Steger

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

In Steger, 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 Steger

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 Steger

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