If you’re looking for an affordable place to rent, ILHousingSearch.org is a fast, easy-to-use search tool that lets you look for rental housing using a wide variety of criteria and special mapping features. You’ll find color photos and detailed information about each unit. The service also provides links to housing resources and helpful tools such as an affordability calculator, rental checklist, and additional information about renter rights and responsibilities.
Contacting your local housing authority is another option available to find rental properties or to enroll in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program (formerly known as Section 8). Participants with an HCV are free to choose any housing where the owner agrees to rent under the program and that meets the requirements of the program, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments. Please note that IHDA does not participate or issue Housing Choice Vouchers.
IHDA also contracts with agencies around the state who manage a state-funded rental assistance program in their community. You may contact your local agency (below) to determine if you are eligible for the program and to learn the locations of available rental properties.
|Agency Name||Service Area||Phone Number|
|Affordable Housing Corporation of Lake County||Lake County||(847) 263-7478|
|CEDA||Suburban Cook County||(312) 795-8962|
|DuPage Housing Authority||DuPage, Kendall and Grundy (excluding Aurora and Joliet) Counties||(630) 690-3555|
|Englewood Center||Chicago (south side)||(312) 747-0200|
|Garfield Center||Chicago (west side)||(312) 746-5400|
|Housing Authority of Henry County||Henry, Bureau and Stark Counties||(309) 852-2801|
|Housing Choice Partners||Suburban Cook County||(312) 386-1009|
|Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies||45 counties – please call for a list||(217) 789-0125|
|Kankakee County Housing Authority||Kankakee and Will Counties||(815) 939-7125|
|King Center||Chicago (south side)||(312) 747-2300|
|Lazarus House||Kane County||(630) 587-2144|
|Madison County Community Development||Madison County||(618) 692-8940|
|McHenry County Housing Authority||McHenry County||(815) 338-7752|
|North Chicago Center||Chicago (north side)||(312) 744-2580|
|Rock Island Housing Authority||City of Rock Island||(309) 788-0825|
|South Chicago Center||Chicago (south side)||(312) 747-0331|
|Springfield Housing Authority||City of Springfield||(217) 753-5757|
|St. Clair County IGD||St. Clair County||(618) 825-3203|
|Trina Davila||Chicago (northwest side)||(312) 744-2014|
|Winnebago County Housing Authority||Jo Daviess, Ogle, Winnebago and Boone Counties||(815) 963-2133|
These detailed lists provide information on affordable rental developments that were built or rehabilitated using IHDA financing.
To check the availability of units, please contact the developments directly.
IHDA is the contract administrator for 10 Section 8 Mod-Rehab developments. Please see the list below to check the properties’ wait list status.
As a reminder, please note that IHDA does not participate or issue Housing Choice Vouchers.