North Side Affordable HousingThis is a featured page

NOTE: This is NOT subsidized housing. Affordable housing usually has income requirements and charges a modest monthly fee for low-income individuals.

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Levy House
Council for the Jewish Elderly
1221 West Sherwin
Chicago, IL 60626

Phone: (773) 508 1000 - Carol Klein Alexander

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 55+ for affordable
  • Accepts section 8 housing
Unit Description:
  • studio, 1BDR
  • 45 units
  • $765-920/mo, based on floor and amenities
Waitlist/Units Available: open

How to Apply:
  • Call 773-508-1000 and ask for "entry" department to get application mailed
  • Phone Intake

(Date Updated: 6/26/13)

Bunham Management Company
325 and 345 N Austin Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60644
Phone: 773-287-1117
Eligibility:Over 62 years of age or disabled
To apply: You will need to go to apartment complex and present a birthcertificate, a social security card, and a current printout of income. Appointment Only**
Rental Rates: 30% of gross income, section 8
Type of Units: Studios, 1 BR
Waitlist: About year and a half for studio, 2-3 years for 1 BR (3/30/15)

Malden Apartments with Mercy Housing
Call 773-649-5441
4727 N Malden St.
Chicago, IL 60640
To apply: come into the office from 8am-4:30pm
-Single adults only
-Market rate apartments available only:
--Rent is $265-500/month
-- Studio and 1-Bedroom
--Income must be $1595/month

Waiting List Closed
(Updated 3/30/15)

Becovic Management Group
Check out postlets site for exact listings.
Becovic Management
4520 N. Clarendon Avenue , Chicago, IL 60640
direct:773-271-6143 Ext 103
Studios start at $625
1 Bedrooms Start at $750-$925
2 Bedrooms Start at $900- $1200
3 Bedrooms Start at $1150 to $1400
The Craigslist posting says that they help build credit.

Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation
2546 W. North Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60647
ph 773.227.6332
fax 773.227.6371
List of units on website
(Updated 10/26/12)

Wait list OPEN for affordable 1, 2,3,4 BR.

These are their properties:

1930 N. Humboldt
Chicago,IL 60647
Humboldt Park
To Apply Go To:
2546 West North Avenue to receive application
phone: 773-227-6332
Units: 2, 3, 4 Bedrooms
Tenancy: Family, Individual, (no full time students)
Minimum Income:
1BR: $16,050
2BR: $19,987
3BR: $24,071
4BR: $26,763

Updated 3/30/15

3653 W. Wabansia

Chicago, IL 60647
Humboldt Park

To Apply Go To:
2546 West North Avenue to receive application
phone: 773-227-6332
Units: 2, 3, 4
Tenancy: Family, Individual, (no full time students)
Eligibility: min. income for each BR size is different (see boulevard apts above for pricing)

3. Zapata Apartments:
Green Energy Efficient Apartment Buildings. These apartments consist of 4 buildings in Logan Square.
Buildings located at:
- 3734 W. Cortland
- 1955 N. St. Louis
- 3230 W. Armitage (Smoke-Free)
- 3503 W. Armitage

Minimum Income:
1BR: $18,885
2BR: $22,693
3BR: $26,640

Updated: 3/30/15

4. Rosa Parks Apartments:
Rosa Parks Apartments consists of the development of 94 affordable rental apartments in 8 buildings scattered across 21 city lots in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago. 20% of the apartments are fully accessible or adaptable.
Units: 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom apartments.
Rent: $482 - $1,028 for tenants earning 15 - 50 % of Chicago's median income. Rent may be lower due to subsidy assistance.

5.Victory Apartments:
2816 2820 W Augusta Blvd
Chicago, IL

6.Woolman Washington Coop:
2043 West Pierce St.
Chicago, IL 60622

7.Humboldt Building:
9.Howard Apartments:
1569 N Hoyne Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
10.Nuestro Pueblo Apartments:
11.La Paz Place:
12.Harold Washington Unity Cooperative:
13.La Estancia:

C George Management(updated 07-14-11)
Take Section 8 (but not project-based subsidy) + Market-rate
Units: studio, 1, 2, 3 BR
Office located at 2342 N. Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60647
Come to 6100 N Seeley to apply.
There is a $40 credit check fee. They will also do a background check. Applicants must have no evictions, no criminal background, and good credit. They must also have at least twice the rent in income for market-rate apartments.

Talk to Harriet to apply:773-489-9226
Harriet cell: 773-616-1253
George: 847-401-4574 (Landlord)
Market rate rents:
-studio = $625
-1 BR = $850
-2 BR = $1200
- 3 BR = $1400
Unit locations:; Call Howard - 847-322-1253
2342 N Kedzie- studio - Open
2438 N. Kedzie- studio - Open
5540 Spalding – 1 BR - Open
6100 N. Seally – 2 BR - Open
6101 N. Hoyne – 3 BR - Open
6241 N. California – 1 BR - Open
2000 N. Devon - Studio - Open
6400 N Damen- 2 BR - Open
Updated: 3/30/15

Cass Management
3213-23 W. Diversey Chicago, IL 60647
Phone: 773-975-7234x222
Contact: Louis Paschos
Tenancy: Indivs/ Family
Number of Units: 51
Type of Units: 1, 2, 3, brs (including accessible units)
Only subsidized if coming through an organization like Heartland that subsidizes rent.
-Have units all over the city, and rent depends on amenities and location.
-Minimum rent (for studio) is 575-600. Must have income 3x the rent.
They have some openings for affordable apartments. (10/5/2012)

Catholic Charities

1900 N. Karlov Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639
Phone: 773-252-8578
Tenancy: 65+yrs old only
Number of Units: 22
Type of Units: studio, 2 brs (including accessible units)
Supported Living: Client keeps
$90 of their monthly income, the rest is for rent (must be low - income)
-Services include: 3 meals housekeeping, laundry, 24 hr security, medicine refills, transportation, activities
IMPORTANT: This facility is supported through public aid but is not the typical subsidized housing program. They have multiple facilities in addition to this one that offer both assisted living and supportive living for seniors. Call for details.
Very thorough application process: verifies age, and income; each person must go through screening for TB, etc. and verify need for assisted living.
To apply, CALL or go into office.

Updated 3/30/15

Center of Concern - Northwest Chicago and Lake County
1580 N. Northwest Highway
Suite 310
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Contact: 847-823-0453 - Eva
The Center of Concern’s Home Sharing program matches homeowners having extra space in their homes with individuals who need affordable housing. Homeowners or condo/ apartment dwellers willing to share their homes do so in exchange for affordable rent and/or services. The Center’s Home Sharing program has received a Best Practice award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for its innovative approach to providing affordable housing. You would receive your own private bedroom and bath.
-Rent is 450-500$/Month. The rent is set by the homeowner. Housing coordinator may be able to lower rent on behalf of renter.
-Income requirements: Must be low-income. No minimum income requirement.
To Apply: go to office, there are no eligibility requirements.
(Updated 11/7/12)

Century Place Development Corporation
712 W Diversey
Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: 773-472-0025

Eligibility: None
To apply: Come to office and fill out pre-application.
Types of Units: Studios and 1 BR
Rental Rates:
Studios $644-$719
1 BR $750-$824
Waitlist is open (10/19/2012)

Chicago Metropolitan Housing Development Corporation/Kass Management
200 W. Adams St #1710
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 422-1680
Info: The Chicago Metropolitan Housing Development Corporation develops properties that include both affordable and market rent apartments for rent. These buildings are located throughout the city and are managed and rented out by Kass Management. All buildings are listed by area code below. To see if a building has availability, check the Kass Management website.

Kass Management
200 N. Racine, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60614
Little Italy
Phone: (773) 975-7234
Fax: (773) 935-4600

900 N. Kingsbury

Chicago, IL 60610
All Available properties listed at website:

Council for the Jewish Elderly
1221 W. Sherwin Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626
Rogers Park
Phone: (773) 274-1601
Requirements: 55+(not subsidized, but pay for food) or 62+(subsidized)
Rent between $740-815
(left message 10/26/12)

Renaissance Social Services, Inc.

333 N. Oakley Blvd
Suite 205
Chicago, IL 60612
p. 773-645-8900
f. 312-624-9849
Intake: Jennifer Wood, ext. 102

Realtor Division:
2575 Lyndale Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
Phone: (773) 227-1865

Lyndale Place
2575 W. Lyndale Street
Chicago, IL 60647
A “family” building located in Logan Square. One, two and three bedroom apartments.
Renaissance North
551 W. North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60610
Located in Old Town, a mixed income building with studio, one and two bedroom units.
Renaissance West
2517 W. Fullerton Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
Affordable studio apartments in Logan Square.
WickerPark Place
1527 N. Wicker Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
Studio and convertible one-bedrooms in Wicker Park.

Eligibility: Disabled/HUD Definition of Homeless individual (18 and Older) or family(max. 4 people) with a disabled/homeless parent who must have some income.

Referral Process:Social Service Agency or Case Worker referral through the form posted on their website or call the number above.


Placement in an RSSI building with ongoing case management service. Independent living situations and the access to doctor referrals also provided. Clients can stay as long as they want as long as they can renew their lease.
No spots are currently available but
Waitlist is open for families with ONE CHILD OR MORE under the age of 18, and the head of household is currently homeless and disabled. All other waitlist programs are closed. (7/2012)
(Called 11/2/12; tried contacting Jennifer Wood ext 102 for INFO; left message)

Evergreen Terrace Apartments

350 N. Broadway
Joliet, IL 6435
Eligibility: Anyone (18+), low-income
To Apply:
-Need to bring: a driver's license or state ID
Come in to apply Monday-Friday 10AM - 4 PM
-Based on Income - must have some sort of income (usually pay about 30%). Must have proof of income.
-They have studio, 1, 2 or 3 Bedroom apartments:

-Waitlist is OPEN:
- Studio,1, or 2 Bedroom: +2 month wait
- 3 Bedroom: +5 Years

(Updated 4/2/2015)

Elderly Housing Development & Operations Corp.
5801 North Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL 60646

Peterson Park
Phone: (773) 478-6890
Fax: (773) 478-5185

Contact: Marjorie Slisz, Senior Community Manager (
Tenancy: Elderly, 62+
Type of Units: 1 BR and Studios
Income requirements: Income must be minimum of $15,500. Income must be minimum of $17,700. Resident of City of Chicago is required
Rent:Rent is 30% of income per month.

To Apply: Go to Office and pick up the application and provide a proof of residency
Waitlist OPEN, go to office to apply-accepting applications expected wait: 3-5yrs
(updated 04/02/2015)

Chicago Connections Families Building Community
Rafael Center - Uptown
4411 N. Ravenswood

Chicago IL 60640
Housing is no longer available at this address. However: transitional housing is available through the aids foundation of Chicago.
Part of Heartland Alliance- must enroll in their case management
Housing services for people with HIV/AIDS (also often
histories of substance abuse, treatment, and relapse, housing instability or mental health issues)
(called 10/23/12; couldn't get through directory)

Isaac Sargon, private landlord
Some north side locations
Will rent to folks with bad credit, but charges a double security deposit. He has 1-beds and studios on the north side, too.
(LVM 11/212)

Mercy Housing
Delmar Apartments
5042 N. Winthrop Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: 773-506-0532
ask for the front desk
Units: SRO (single room occupancy) are furnished
Eligibility requirements:
-For subsidized rooms, need some type of income and must be homeless or disabled. They accept vouchers.
-For market-rate rooms, require income of at least $900/month.
-No full-time students; no felonies in last 3 years; no drug-related convictions; no arson, drug trafficking or criminal sexual assault.
Rents for Affordable SRO/Studios are 390-430$ per month with utilities included-- On site Property Management and Resident Services, including job search support, group and individual counseling, recovery support, benefit advocacy and referrals to local community services.
To Apply: Come to office for pre-application form.
Waitlist 1-3 months. (Updated 11/7/12)

Parkside Terrace Apts.
143 N. Parkside
Chicago, IL 60644
Contacts: Michael or Courtless
Affordable market rate 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments
1 bedroom—must have monthly income of at lest $19000 and you would pay $650 a month
2 bedroom- income-$23,000/yr and pay rent $720/month
3 bedroom- income $26,000/yr and pay rent $820/month
---> no application fee, heat included, pay own electricity. Needs security deposit equal to rent price.
Currently Filled, and First Come First Serve for open waitlist
Welcomes section 8 applicants
Updated: 04/02/2015

Renaissance Social Services


1501 W. Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
Phone (773) 975-1501contact: Wayne
Fax (773) 975-8215
Tenancy: Elderly (55+)
Units: 90 units of 0,1,2 bedrooms (includes accessible units)
Independent living opportunities that offer tenants activities, visiting nurses, outdoor terraces, computer lab, onsite maintenance and laundry
The building is built of 4 tiers: 80% subsidzied and the rest market rate
1st tier(30 % of income): Closed
1 bdrm $353 Studio $237-432
2nd tier(50% of income): Closed
1 bdrm $635 waitlist closed for 5 yrs studio 608; waitlist OPEN (1-3 yrs)
3rd tier(60% of income): Closed
1 bdrm $777 waitlist closed Studio $740 waitlist OPEN 2 bdrm $930 waitlist OPEN (wait of 1-3 yrs)
Market rate: All have OPEN waitlist on some units- call to ask. Call and they can talk to Wayne. He will send the application in the mail.
* prices have changed a bit
called (10-23-12)

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