Affordable Housing In Waukegan
Lake County, Illinois

Affordable Housing programs support 1,421 income based apartments in Waukegan where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 840 affordable apartments in Waukegan that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Waukegan, Illinois

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

Barwell Manor Homes

565 S Genesee St
Waukegan, Illinois

Ravine Terrace Homes

200 S Martin Luther King Jr Ave
Waukegan, Illinois

Harry A. Poe Manor Home

300 Lake St
Waukegan, Illinois

Waukegan Apartments

102 Washington Ter
Waukegan, Illinois
Affordable

Buckingham Place Apartments

3040 W 8th St
Waukegan, Illinois
Affordable

Brookstone

4247 Hickory Hills Dr
Waukegan, Illinois
Affordable

Armory Terrace Homes

1701 N McAree Rd
Waukegan, Illinois

Green Bay Manor Apartments

206 N Green Bay Rd
Waukegan, Illinois
Affordable

Rebound Youth Center

1901 N Lewis Ave
Waukegan, Illinois
Affordable

Independence Center

644 Mill Ct
Waukegan, Illinois
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near Waukegan

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Affordable Housing In Round Lake, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Round Lake.
Affordable Housing In Round Lake Beach, IL Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Round Lake Beach.
Affordable Housing In Vernon Hills, IL Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Vernon Hills.
Affordable Housing In Wauconda, IL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Wauconda.
Affordable Housing In Zion, IL Affordable Housing programs support 10 apartment communities in Zion.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Waukegan, 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

  • (55+) is currently open for new applications.
Housing Authority Programs
Waukegan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher; Family Unification Program (FUP)
Lake County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency
Go to the Illinois Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Waukegan.

Waukegan, Illinois Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Waukegan, Illinois

Waukegan features 1,421 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 Waukegan, Illinois

There are 840 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Waukegan.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Waukegan, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Waukegan landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Waukegan.

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

2023 Waukegan, 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
Waukegan, Illinois Fair Market Rent $1,158 $1,255 $1,440 $1,827 $2,172
Waukegan, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Waukegan, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 2,261
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,421
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.24%
Average Renter Household Size 2.82
Average Household Size 3.00
Median Household Income $45,845 ±$1,607
Median Rent $883 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.86% ± 3.71pp
Total Population 88,570

Population and Household Demographics

Waukegan is a city in Lake County, Illinois with a population of 88,570. There are 28,826 households in the city with an average household size of 3.00 persons. 51.24% of households in Waukegan are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Waukegan

The median gross income for households in Waukegan is $45,845 a year, or $3,820 a month. The median rent for the city is $883 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Waukegan, a household making less than $2,943 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Waukegan.

Area Median Income In Waukegan

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 Waukegan, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lake County.

In Waukegan, 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 Waukegan

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 Waukegan

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