Rental Housing

The Illinois Housing Development Authority finances the construction and preservation of affordable housing throughout Illinois and administers several programs to help you locate the rental home or apartment that suits your needs. Listed below are helpful resources that can be used to find an affordable place to rent.

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 on a waitlist for an appropriately sized apartment. You must be prepared to move into a participating property in order to receive rental assistance from either program.


Rental Housing Support Program
Provides rental assistance to extremely low-income households living in participating properties. Contact the agencies directly to apply.

Rental Housing Support Program Contacts

Local Administering Agency Name Service Area Contact Name   Main Number
Community Partnership for Affordable Housing Lake County Francesa Facchini (847) 263-7478
CEDA Suburban Cook County Dimitia McIntyre & Barbara Hyshaw (312) 795-8962
DuPage County Housing Authority Dupage County (excluding Aurora) Christine Diaz (630) 690-3555
Housing Authority of Henry County Henry, Bureau, and Stark County Julie Platt (309) 852-2801
Housing Choice Partners Suburban Cook County Marielina Vargas (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 Phillip Gentry (217) 789-0125
Kankakee County Housing Authority Kankakee & Will County Linda Ahlborn (815) 939-7125
Kendall County Housing Authority (handled by DuPage County Housing Authority) Kendall & Grundy County (excluding Joliet) Christine Diaz (630) 690-3555
Lazarus House Kane County (except Aurora) Dawn McQuillan (630) 587-2144
Madison County Community Development Madison County Andrew Esping (618) 692-8940
McHenry County Hsg Authority McHenry County Holly Lyon (815) 338-7752
Rock Island Housing Authority City of Rock Island Rexanna Gardner (309) 788-0825
Springfield Housing Authority City of Springfield Adrienne Grover (217) 753-5757
St Clair County IGD St. Clair County Latosha Johnson (618) 825-3334
Winnebago County Housing Authority City of Rockford, Boone, Jo Daviess & Ogle Counties Jilly Graciana (815) 963-2133
Housing Forward Suburban Cook County Cecilia O’Neal


Long Term Operating Support Program
Provides rental assistance at select properties across the state. Contact properties directly to apply.

Long Term Operating Support Program Contacts

Development Name Contact Name Development Location Phone Number
Columbia Apartments – Human Social Services Diana Wittenbrink Waterloo (618) 939-4444
Bradford  – Human Support Services Diana Wittenbrink Waterloo (618) 939-4444
Church Street Apartments – Human Support Services Diana Wittenbrink Columbia (618) 939-4444
Courtyard Square – Coles Cty Mental Health Assoc Tiffany Monroe Charleston (217) 238-5703
Creekview Apartments – Full Circle Corina Pitsenbarger Richmond (815) 344-4799
East Bank Pointe – East Bank Pointe LP Jennifer Briggs Alton (608) 348-7755
Haven House Deb Wessel Metropolis (618) 524-3653
Highland Apartments – Yost Mgmt Jessi Millage Charleston (217) 345-2414
Lincoln Northside Apartments Tracy Bartman Lincoln (815) 397-3755
McHenry County Community Homes Towerview Apts – Full Circle Corina Pitsenbarger McHenry (815) 344-4799
Monmouth Manor Apartments Julie Barger Monmouth (815) 397-3755
Mt Vernon Senior – Dominium Wendy Delmonte Mt. Vernon (618) 242-1728
Parkview Apartments – Yost Mgmt Lola Smith Metropolis (618) 457-5312
Phoenix Project – Southern Illinois Coalition for Homeless Camille Dorris Herrin (618) 993-0094
Madison Apartment Nick Mitchell Peoria (309) 222-2577
Landings on Villa Mary Grove Villa Park (815) 320-7198
New Start Leavitt Kayla Woodland Flossmoor (708) 755-8030
Berwyn Apartments Andrea Shamblin Aurora (630) 820-2700
Fulton Commons Jessika Floyd, Shawn Banks Fulton (217) 243-9826


Moderate Rehabilitation Program
The Moderate Rehabilitation Program provides rental assistance to low- and very-low income households living in participating properties in Cook and Will Counties. Below is a list of participating properties and their waitlist status. Contact the property directly to be placed on an open waitlist. Applications are only accepted for open waitlists. Please check back periodically for changes in waitlist status.

The following development(s) are currently ACCEPTING applications for placement on their waitlist

Development Name Development Address Property Manager Phone Number Property Information
Burnham Oaks Apartments 745 Red Oak Lane
University Park, IL 60484
(708) 748-1212 59 units (1 & 2 bedroom apartments)

The following development(s) have a CLOSED waitlist

Development Name Development Address Property Manager Phone Number Property Information
Diversey Square II Apartments 2600 N. Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60625
Hispanic Housing Development Corporation (773) 772-4063 48 units (1, 2, 3-bedrrom apartments)
Victory Apartments 2546 W. North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
Bickerdike Apartments (773) 227-6332 107 units (1, 2, 3, 4, 5-bedroom apartments)
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 – formerly homeless
McGill Terrace Apartments 829 E. 49th Street
Chicago, IL 60615
Prairie Management (773) 924-9689 48 units (studio, 1, 2, 3-bedroom apartments)
Kenwood Apartments 4624 S. Ellis
Chicago, IL 60653
East Lake Management (773) 285-3913 48 units (2, 3, 4-bedroom apartments)
Hazel Winthrop Apartments 4861 N. Kenmore
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 769-3116 30 units (2, 3, 4-bedroom apartments)
Jorge Hernandez Apartments 1307-1325 N. California
Chicago, IL 60622
Hispanic Housing Development Corporation (773) 772-4800 54 units (1, 2, 3-bedroom apartments)
Merrill Courts Apartments 3859 S. Vincennes
Chicago, IL 60653
The Community Builders (773) 373-1300 40 units (1 & 2 bedroom apartments)


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
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.