Rental Housing Resources

The Illinois Housing Development Authority finances the construction and preservation of affordable housing throughout Illinois and administers several programs to assist you in locating affordable rental housing that suits your needs. Listed below are related helpful resources.

Find Affordable Rental Housing will allow you to search thousands of affordable, subsidized and market rate units throughout Illinois. You can customize your search based on your specific needs, budget, and desired location.

The service is also available through a toll-free, bilingual call center at (877) 428-8844.

Rental Assistance

IHDA contracts with local agencies and select properties around the state to provide rental assistance. The contacts on the lists below can help you apply and, if eligible, place you in housing or add you to an applicable waitlist for an appropriately sized apartment. You must be prepared to move into a participating property in order to receive rental assistance from these programs.

Section 8 Program

Provides rental assistance to extremely-, very-, and low-income households living in participating properties. Contact the properties directly to apply.

Section 8 Property and Contact List

Development Name Development Location Phone Number
Sunrise Apartments 1817 South 9th Street
Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 235-7707
The Parkways 6718 S. East End Avenue
Chicago, IL 60649
(773) 493-7300
Park Glen 630 North Webster
Taylorville, IL 62568
(217) 287-1461
Town & Country Apartments 2552-2572 Parkview Drive
Granite City, IL 62040
(618) 797-0262
Moderate Rehabilitation Program

Provides rental assistance to low- and very-low income households living in participating properties in Cook and Will counties. Contact the properties directly to apply.

Moderate Rehabilitation Property and Contact List

Development Name Development Address Property Manager Phone Number Property Information
Boulevard Commons Apartments 491 – 151 N. Central Avenue
Chicago, IL 60644
WJ Management (773) 287-1395 19 units (2-bedroom apartments)
Harold Washington Apartments 4946 N Sheridan
Chicago, IL 60640
Mercy Housing Development Corporation (773) 506-3480 69 units (1-bedrrom apartments)
Single adults only –  homeless only
Burnham Oaks
745 Red Oak Lane
University Park, IL 60484
(708) 748-1212 59 units (1 & 2-bedroom apartments)
Kenwood Apartments 4624 S. Ellis
Chicago, IL 60653
East Lake Management (773) 285-3913 48 units (2, 3, 4-bedroom apartments)
Merrill Courts Apartments 3859 S. Vincennes
Chicago, IL 60653
The Community Builders (773) 373-1300 40 units (1 & 2 bedroom apartments)
Rental Housing Support Program

Provides rental assistance to extremely low-income households living in participating properties. Contact the properties directly to apply.

Rental Housing Support Property and Contacts List

Local Administering Agency Name Service Area Main Number                                                                                                
Community Partnership for Affordable Housing Lake County  (847) 263-7478
CEDA Suburban Cook County (312) 795-8962
DuPage County Housing Authority Dupage County (excluding Aurora) (630) 690-3555
Housing Authority of Henry County Henry, Bureau, and Stark County (309) 852-2801
Housing Choice Partners Suburban Cook County (312) 386-1009
Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, Boone, Winnebago, Adams, Brown, Pike, Schuyler, Edwards, Gallatin, Hamilton, Saline, Wabash, Wayne, White, Bond, Clinton, Marion, Washington, Clay, Effingham, Fayette, Shelby, Moultrie, Christian, Montgomery, Franklin, Williams, Jefferson, Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Jasper, Lawrence, Richland, Bureau, Carroll, LaSalle, Lee, Marshall, Ogle (217) 789-0125
Kankakee County Housing Authority Kankakee & Will County (815) 939-7125
Kendall County Housing Authority (handled by DuPage County Housing Authority) Kendall & Grundy County (excluding Joliet) (630) 690-3555
Lazarus House Kane County (except Aurora) (630) 587-2144
Madison County Community Development Madison County (618) 692-8940
McHenry County Hsg Authority McHenry County (815) 338-7752
Rock Island Housing Authority City of Rock Island (309) 788-0825
Springfield Housing Authority City of Springfield (217) 753-5757
St Clair County IGD St. Clair County (618) 825-3334
Winnebago County Housing Authority City of Rockford, Boone, Jo Daviess & Ogle Counties (815) 963-2133
Housing Forward Suburban Cook County (708) 338-1724
Housing Authority of Champaign County Champaign County (217) 378-7100
Long Term Operating Support Program

Provides rental assistance at select properties across the state. Contact the properties directly to apply.

Long Term Operating Support Property and Contact List

Development Name Development Location Phone Number
Arboretum Evanston (773) 640-1087
Berwyn Apartments Aurora (630) 820-2700
Columbia Apartments – Human Social Services Waterloo (618) 939-4444
Bradford  – Human Support Services Waterloo (618) 939-4444
Church Street Apartments – Human Support Services Columbia (618) 939-4444
Courtyard Square – Coles Cty Mental Health Assoc Charleston (217) 238-5703
Creekview Apartments – Full Circle Richmond (815) 344-4799
East Bank Pointe – East Bank Pointe LP Alton (608) 348-7755
Fulton Commons Fulton (217) 243-9826
Haven House Metropolis (618) 524-3653
Highland Apartments – Yost Mgmt Charleston (217) 345-2414
HOW Evanston Evanston (773) 465-5770
Impact  Evanston (847) 532-0026
Landings on Villa  New Lenox (815) 320-7198
Lincoln Northside Apartments Lincoln (815) 397-3755
Madison Apartment  Peoria (309) 222-2577
McHenry County Community Homes Towerview Apts – Full Circle McHenry (815) 344-4799
Milestone Apartments  Villa Park (618) 465-0120
Monmouth Manor Apartments Monmouth (815) 397-3755
Mt Vernon Senior – Dominium Mt. Vernon (618) 242-1728
New Start Leavitt Flossmoor (708) 755-8030
Parkview Apartments – Yost Mgmt Metropolis (618) 457-5312
Phoenix Project – Southern Illinois Coalition for Homeless Herrin (618) 993-0094
Prairie Trail New Lenox (815) 325-9118
Trinity New Lenox (815) 325-9118
Section 811 Program

Provides supportive housing to eligible persons (18-61 years of age, at or below 30% of area median income) with disabilities. In addition, persons living in or moving out of a State Operated Development Center (SODC) to the community, persons at risk of institutionalization, and Consent Class members (Williams, Colbert, Ligas) are prioritized populations of the program. Contact the properties directly to apply.

Section 811 Property and Contact List

Development Name Development Location Phone Number
1212 Larkin Will (847) 849-5301
6001 W. Lawrence Cook (312) 530-9601
Aspen Apartments Champaign County (217) 344-9110
Aurora Downtown Revitalization Kane (773) 989-8000
Berywn Apartments Cook (224) 250-1458
Bloomington – Normal Scattered Sites McLean (773) 286-5400
Bryn Mawr- Belle Shore Cook (773) 275-3703
Claridge Apartments Cook (847) 564-2900
Emerson Square Cook (773) 286-5400
Fairhaven Crossing aka Mundelein Apt. Lake (312) 382-3237
Fifth Avenue Apartments Cook (312) 274-8200
Greenwood Park Apartments Cook (312) 967-6075
Hampton Place Madison (618) 855-3331
Howard Apartments Cook (773) 227-6332
IL Accessible Housing Initiative Phase 2 Cook (773) 842-2070
Jeffery Towers Cook (312) 274-8200 ext. 30
Johnson & Butler Lindon Cook (815) 939-7220
King’s Court Redevelopment Lake (847) 263-6200
Milwaukee Avenue Apartments Cook (847) 849-5301
Myers Place Cook (773) 736-1244
Oso Apartments Cook (312) 382-3237
Park Apartments Cook (773) 286-5400
Parkway Apartments Cook (312) 660-1338
Pearl Street Commons McHenry (847) 849-5301
Phil Haven Cook (773) 736-1244
Prairie Trail Will (815) 320-7190
Sheridan Park Apartments Cook (312) 274-3917
Spruce Village Cook (847) 564-2900
TCB Oak Park I Cook (312) 767-0572
The Carling Hotel Cook (312) 243-4255
The Studios Cook 312.328.6810
Warren Apartments Cook (312) 660-1338

Additional Rental Help

Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8)

This federal program provides rental assistance for very low-income people who find their own housing in private homes and apartment buildings. Please note that IHDA does not issue or accept applications for Housing Choice Vouchers.

Contact a public housing agency in your community to apply.

Federally Subsidized Apartments

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s affordable apartment search can help you find subsidized apartments in Illinois. To apply or to reserve your spot on a waitlist, please contact the developments directly.

Start your search for a subsidized apartment.

Other Tenant Resources

The following is a list of other tenant resources comprised of state agencies, emergency shelters and legal agencies that that may also be able to provide housing related services.

Other State Agencies

 Agency Address Phone Number
Illinois Aging Department 160 N LaSalle Dr, Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 814-2630
Illinois Department of
Children & Family Services Department
100 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 814-6800
Illinois Department of
Human Rights (Charges and Complaints)
100 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 814-6200
Illinois Department of Human Services
(Office of Rehabilitation Services)
743 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60624 (773) 638-3070
Illinois Department of Human Services
(Statewide Referral Network)
Tenant Referrals or Applications Housing Waitlist Manager  (217) 557-3095

State of Illinois 100 W. Randolph, 16-100, Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 814-2121

Emergency Shelters

American Red Cross 2200 W Harrison St, Chicago, IL 60612 (312) 729-6100
Salvation Army 5040 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60630 (773) 725-1100
Shelter Hotline Not Available (800) 654-8595

Legal Assistance

Land of Lincoln Legal
Assistance Foundation
8787 State St., Ste. 201, East St. Louis, IL 62203 (877) 342-7891
Metropolitan Tenants Organization 2150 S Canalport Ave., Ste, 2B2, Chicago, IL 60608 (773) 292-4988
Catholic Charities Legal Assistance  721 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 948-6821
Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago – Legal Aid Chicago 120 S. LaSalle Street, Ste. 900, Chicago, IL 60603 (312) 341-1070
Prairie State Legal Services Addresses by county can be found here. (888) 966-7757
Illinois Legal Aid Online Legal self-help locations can be found here.
Lawyer’s Committee for Better Housing 33 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60602 (855) 207-8347

(312) 347-7600

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services 33 North Dearborn Street, Ste. 400
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 332-1624

Emergency Housing Resources

Emergency Housing and Shelter Services

Emergency and transitional housing providers give immediate shelter services to homeless persons and persons at risk of becoming homeless.

Contact an emergency and transitional housing provider.

Housing Counselors

Housing counselors are another option that can help you understand your options. Some counselors can help resolve landlord/tenant disputes, locate temporary housing or rental assistance, or find legal representation if necessary, while others provide homeownership services. The HUD website below lists the type of services provided by each agency.

Contact a HUD-approved counseling agency.