Renting An Apartment


If you’re looking for an affordable place to rent, 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.