Qualifying For HUD Housing Section 8 Vouchers In Chicago Heights, IL

HUD Housing eligibility is determined by the Cook County Public Housing Authority.

Income may not exceed 50% of the median income from the table below. The Housing Authority must provide 75 percent of vouchers to those whose income does not exceed 30% of the median income listed below.

HUD Income Limits 2023 in Chicago Heights, IL.

HUD Designated Metro Area: Income Limits

2023Median Family Income2022 Yearly Income Limit2022 Yearly Income Limit - Person(s) in Family
Income LimitsCategory12345
Cook County, IL$112,300Very Low Income (50%)$49,650$55,150$59,600$64,000$68,400
Extremely Low Income (30%)$29,800$33,100$35,750$40,280$45,420
Low Income (80%) $79,450$88,250$95,350$102,400$109,450

Cook County Public Housing Authorities

We have listed all of the housing authorities in Cook County. Using the chart above, if you qualify as low income (Very Low Income OR Extremely Low Income), we recommend that you visit your local housing authority. They should be your first stop for housing and rental assistance programs.
1. To get on the waiting list for Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8), visit the links provided below to the closest Cook County housing authority to your city in your city.
2. You can also visit the Housing Authority for other low income housing programs with rent assistance.

Public Housing Eligibility

To be eligible for public housing, households must meet the following requirements:
1. Have an income that is below a certain level.
2. Be a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident.
3. Have a demonstrated need for housing assistance.

Public housing tenants pay rent based on their income. The rent is typically set at 30% of the household's monthly income.
If you are interested in learning more about public housing, or if you think you may be eligible, you can contact your local housing authority (lsted above). The Public Housing Authority can provide you with information on the application process and help you determine if you are eligible for public housing assistance.

Housing Authority of the County of Cook

175 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 350
Chicago, IL - 60604
Cook County
Website: http://www.thehacc.org/
Phone Number: (312)542-4728

Cicero Housing Authority

6140 W Cermak Rd
Cicero, IL - 60804
Cook County
Website: http://www.housingchoiceprogram.com/details/cicero_housing_authority_60804
Phone Number: (708) 652-0386

Oak Park Housing Authority

21 South Boulevard
Oak Park, IL - 60302
Cook County
Website: http://oakparkha.org
Phone Number: (708) 386-9322

Chicago Housing Authority

60 E. Van Buren
Chicago, IL - 60605
Cook County
Website: http://www.thecha.org/
Phone Number: (312) 742-8500

HUD Housing Low Income Tax Credit (LIHTC) Properties In Chicago Heights, IL

Listed below are the Section 42, LIHTC apartments in Chicago Heights, IL. LIHTC apartment rents are not based on the tenants income. Income credit set aside brackets are selected during the apartment credit applications are used to determine the apartment rents.

The rents are based upon the Area Medium Income (AMI) and tenant based utility allowances. At least 20% of these apartments (listed below), must provide these low rates for low-income tenants.

HUD housing LIHTC Eligibility Requirements

Income: Households must earn below a certain income level, which is set by the HUD and varies by location. In general, households must earn below 60% of the area median income (AMI) to be eligible for LIHTC housing.
Citizenship or residency status: Households must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents.
Need for housing assistance: Households must have a demonstrated need for housing assistance. This means that they must be unable to afford housing on their own.

In addition to the above requirements, some LIHTC properties may have additional eligibility requirements, such as age restrictions or preferences for certain types of households (e.g., families with children, veterans, etc.).

To determine if you are eligible for LIHTC housing, you can contact your local housing authority (listed above) or search for LIHTC properties (listed below).

LIHTC Maximum Rents

The maximum allowable rents are equal to 30% of the Area Medium Income (AMI), less the utility allowances.

HUD Fair Market Rents for Chicago Heights, IL Cook County

Apartment SizeHUD's Monthly Fair Market Rent For AreaLIHTC Maximum Rent
Studio Apartments$1161Estimated $348.30 - utility allowance
One Bedroom Apartments$1340Estimated $402.00 - utility allowance
Two Bedroom Apartments$1697Estimated $509.10 - utility allowance
Three Bedroom Apartments$2018Estimated $605.40 - utility allowance


Available LIHTC Properties In Chicago Heights, IL

Using the table above you can estimate what you would be paying by checking the LIHTC Maximum Rent section.

Contact these properties for openings and wait lists and price lists.

One Magnificent Hickory

484 Hickory St
Chicago Heights, IL - 60411
Total Apartment Units: 4
Total Apartment Low Income Apartments: 4
3 Bedroom apartments 4
Years In Service Since: 1988

213 E 24th St

213 E 24th St
Chicago Heights, IL - 60411
Total Apartment Units: 4
Total Apartment Low Income Apartments: 4
2 Bedroom apartments 1
3 Bedroom apartments 2
4 Bedroom apartments 1
Years In Service Since: 1989

Wentworth Gardens

1100 Wentworth Ave
Chicago Heights, IL - 60412
Total Apartment Units: 180
Total Apartment Low Income Apartments: 180
1 Bedroom apartments 20
2 Bedroom apartments 30
3 Bedroom apartments 120
Years In Service Since: 1989

Lynwood Senior Apartments

2252 Logan Ave
Chicago Heights, IL - 60412
Total Apartment Units: 80
Total Apartment Low Income Apartments: 80
1 Bedroom apartments 80
Years In Service Since: 2002
Family Apartments: YES
Senior Apartments: YES
Disabled Apartments: YES
Accepts Homeless: YES

Olympic Village

31 Olympic Vlg
Chicago Heights, IL - 60411
Total Apartment Units: 320
Total Apartment Low Income Apartments: 320
1 Bedroom apartments 162
2 Bedroom apartments 126
3 Bedroom apartments 32
Years In Service Since: 2004
Family Apartments: YES
Senior Apartments: YES
Disabled Apartments: YES
Accepts Homeless: YES

Thornwood Apartments

19440 Chicago Heights Rd
Chicago Heights, IL - 60412
Total Apartment Units: 232
Total Apartment Low Income Apartments: 232
1 Bedroom apartments 34
2 Bedroom apartments 140
3 Bedroom apartments 58
Years In Service Since: 2006
Family Apartments: YES
Senior Apartments: YES
Disabled Apartments: YES
Accepts Homeless: YES

South Suburban Chicago Heights

1040 Dixie Hwy
Chicago Heights, IL - 60411
Total Apartment Units: 144
Total Apartment Low Income Apartments: 144
1 Bedroom apartments 30
Years In Service Since: 2013

Golden Towers I & Ii And Juniper Tower

1704 East End Avenue
Chicago Heights, IL - 60411
Total Apartment Units: 230
Total Apartment Low Income Apartments: 230
1 Bedroom apartments 217
Years In Service Since: 2019
Family Apartments: YES
Senior Apartments: YES
Disabled Apartments: YES
Accepts Homeless: YES


HUD Housing Section 8 and Multifamily Properties in Chicago Heights, IL

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development provides active listings of Section 8 and Multifamily apartments. We have listed them below for you to contact. Check with them to see if they have current availabilities and/or waiting lists. With Section 8 properties, you will need a voucher. Contact the Cook County Public Housing Authorities, listed at the top of this page.

Eligibility for HUD Housing Section 8, you must meet the following requirements:

Income: Your income must be below a certain level, which is set by the HUD and varies by location. In general, households must earn below 50% of the area median income (AMI) to be eligible for Section 8 housing.
Citizenship or residency status: You must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
Need for housing assistance: You must have a demonstrated need for housing assistance. This means that you must be unable to afford housing on your own.

In addition to the above requirements, some Section 8 programs may have additional eligibility requirements, such as age restrictions or preferences for certain types of households (e.g., families with children, veterans, etc.).

To determine if you are eligible for Section 8 housing, you can contact your local Public Housing Authority (listed above). The Public Housing Authorities can provide you with information on the application process and help you determine if you are eligible for Section 8 assistance.

Tips To Get In To Section 8 Housing:

Local Rules: Each local housing authority has different rules around Section 8. Decide where you want to live and find the housing authorities in charge of those neighborhoods.
Applying for a Voucher: Contact your local Public Housing Agency (PHA) to apply for a voucher. They can tell you if they’re currently accepting new applicants and provide application details.
Payment Standards: Section 8 doesn’t specify a fixed dollar amount for rent assistance. Instead, the PHA sets a payment standard based on local housing market rates.

Golden Tower I & Ii And Juniper Tower

1704 E End Ave
Chicago Heights, IL - 60411
Phone:
Total Apartment Units: 230
Type of Listing: Subsidized, No HUD Financing

Chicago Heights Apartments

619 West 15th Street
Chicago Heights, IL - 60411
Phone: (708) 572-5328
Total Apartment Units: 8
Type of Listing: 202/811

Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program
Occupancy in Section 202 housing is open to any very low-income household comprised of at least one person who is at least 62 years old at the time of initial occupancy.
Section 811 - Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
The Section 811 program allows persons with disabilities to live as independently as possible in the community by subsidizing rental housing

Thornwood Apartments

19440 Glenwood Rd
Chicago Heights, IL - 60411
Phone: (708)756-0248
Total Apartment Units: 232
Type of Listing: Subsidized, No HUD Financing

Olympic Village

31 Olympic Vlg
Chicago Heights, IL - 60411
Phone: (708)747-9660
Total Apartment Units: 320
Type of Listing: Subsidized - Previously Insure


About our Data

Our data is collected from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development data along with computations based on their rules on apartments/housing.

How does HUD housing work in IL?

You must qualify for the HUD apartments in the area you are searching. Then, you need to apply directly at the location or through the Public Housing Authority.