Affordable Housing In Will County
Illinois

27 Low Income Apartment Communities In Will County

Hope Manor Joliet

1331 Eagle Street
Joliet, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Veterans Welcome
Subsidized

Water's Edge

326 South Des Plaines Street
Joliet, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior

New Lenox Horizon

1101 South Cedar Road
New Lenox, Illinois
Call For Rent
1 BR

Shorewood Horizon Senior Living Communit

820 West Black Road
Shorewood, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Liberty Meadow Estates Phase III

Briggs and Rosalind Street
Joliet, Illinois
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
55+

Hawthorne Lakes Senior Residences

20277 South Pine Hill Road
Frankfort, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

St. Elizabeth Senior Residence

24550 South Navajo Drive
Channahon, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Braidwood Country Place Apartments

175 Cermak Rd
Braidwood, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Zousa Drive Group Home

21046 Zausa Dr
Crest Hill, Illinois
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Beecher Manor Apartments

275 S Woodward St
Beecher, Illinois

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Will County, 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 Will County, Illinois

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Joliet Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA); Mainstream Voucher; Family Unification Program (FUP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Will County, Illinois

There are 27 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,598 affordable apartments for rent in Will County, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Will County, Illinois

Will County features 142 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 Will County, Illinois

There are 1,456 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Will County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Will County, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Will County landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Will County.

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

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

Will County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 27
Total Low Income Apartments 1,598
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 142
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 18.5%
Average Renter Household Size 2.68
Average Household Size 3.02
Median Household Income $76,101 ±$809
Median Rent $1,039 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.34% ± 1.73pp
Total Population 683,995

Population and Household Demographics

Will County is a county in Illinois with a population of 683,995. There are 223,640 households in the county with an average household size of 3.02 persons. 18.5% of households in Will County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Will County

The median gross income for households in Will County is $76,101 a year, or $6,342 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,039 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Will County, a household making less than $3,463 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.34% of households who rent are overburdened in Will County.

Area Median Income In Will County

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.

In Will County, 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 Will County

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 Will County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Will County 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 Will County 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 Will County 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

Cities In Will County

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City Served By
Beecher The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beecher is the Housing Authority of Joliet.
Braidwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Braidwood is the Housing Authority of Joliet.
Crest Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crest Hill is the Housing Authority of Joliet.
Crystal Lawns The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crystal Lawns is the Housing Authority of Joliet.
Elwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elwood is the Housing Authority of Joliet.
Fairmont The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairmont is the Housing Authority of Joliet.
Frankfort Square The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Frankfort Square is the Housing Authority of Joliet.
Homer Glen The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Homer Glen is the Housing Authority of Joliet.
Ingalls Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ingalls Park is the Housing Authority of Joliet.
Joliet The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Joliet are the Housing Authority of Joliet, Kendall Housing Authority and DuPage Housing Authority.
Lakewood Shores The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lakewood Shores is the Housing Authority of Joliet.
Lockport The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lockport is the Housing Authority of Joliet.
Manhattan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Manhattan is the Housing Authority of Joliet.
Mokena The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mokena is the Housing Authority of Joliet.
Monee The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Monee is the Housing Authority of Joliet.
New Lenox The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Lenox is the Housing Authority of Joliet.
Peotone The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Peotone is the Housing Authority of Joliet.
Preston Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Preston Heights is the Housing Authority of Joliet.
Rockdale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rockdale is the Housing Authority of Joliet.
Romeoville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Romeoville is the Housing Authority of Joliet.
Shorewood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shorewood is the Housing Authority of Joliet.
Symerton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Symerton is the Housing Authority of Joliet.
Willowbrook The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Willowbrook is the Housing Authority of Joliet.
Wilmington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilmington is the Housing Authority of Joliet.