Low income apartments in Chicago, IL

311 low income housing and Section 8 apartments for rent in Chicago, IL

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Low income apartments, or Section 8 housing, are a part of federal, state, and local government programs that provide housing solutions to help low income families and individuals. Today's Section 8 housing program actually stems from the Housing Act of 1937 which was created to help U.S. citizens pay rent during the Great Depression. Fast forward about 40 years to the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 which added a few tweaks, and Section 8 housing was finalized.

To qualify for low income housing a family's income may not exceed 50% of the median income for the county or metropolitan area in which the family choose to live.

User reviews for apartments in Chicago, Illinois
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars, 14 reviews
unknown user
Stanford, University of Auckland, The Boston Consulting Group, Amazon
Great location
Convenient to lots of ammenities near by. Great for hosting guests given proximity to Michigan Avenue. Condos @ 405 N Wabash are a little dated in general but offers great views. Also convenient groceries and good options in the building.
unknown user
Northwestern
cobbler square
great loft apartments, nearby red line and supermarket, benchmark, pour house, second city, north avenue beach, walking distance to river north. what more can you ask for?
unknown user
Old Town
This area is the north part of Old Town, which is a very walkable neighborhood with great restaurants and bars as well as fantastic proximity to Lincoln Park and the lakefront. Not as ritzy as Gold Coast and not as crazy as Wrigleyville, but a convenient and popular spot for young professionals.
unknown user
Michigan
Sheffield and Diversey
Great area. El is a 2 minute walk away. Easy access to the bars on Lincoln and in Wrigleyville (which is particularly convenient for cubs games in the summer). Only downside was that it was difficult to get to the highway (Diversey can be difficult during high traffic hours)
unknown user
Stanford, Michigan, Bain & Company
Delaware & Wabash
Love the area. Really accessible to River North, Gold Coast, Old Town, Loop. Great bars nearby (check out The Drawing Room), and good food/grocery options. Close to public transport (red line) as well. The only problem is it's tough to find affordable rent, but if you do, you should strongly consider it.
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Japan Society of SD & Tijuana
Living Near a major intersection of Lincoln
I highly recommend living near a major intersection of Lincoln. Restaurants and bars galore and always close to mass transportation... these major intersections tend to become the gateways to major festivals, etc.
unknown user
Stanford
Great Neighborhood!
This place was two blocks away from the L--great for commute time! It was also a block away from Division which has a host of great bars, restaurants and coffee shops. Good boutique shopping.
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UVA, Capgemini
Lincoln Park Gym
"If you're looking for a gym in Sheffield Neighbors or Lincoln Park, check out the DePaul gym. It is reasonably priced and they have nice facilities. (Non-students are welcome)"
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UVA, Capgemini
Ranch Triangle Shopping
Can be super convenient, but watch out for traffic on the weekends and at rush hour.
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UVA, Capgemini
Lincoln Ave Bars
The bars here can be fun for football games, but they can also be annoyingly loud / crowded when you are trying to avoid them.
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UVA, Capgemini
City Grounds
City Grounds is a great local coffee shop for studying / reading.
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UVA, Capgemini
Oz Park
Here is a great protected area of Oz Park. Perfect for a picnic or reading in the park.
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UVA, Capgemini
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Lincoln Park Zoo is one of my favorite places in Chicago. It is a great place to lazily roam around with friends.
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UVA, Capgemini
Green City Market
The Green City Farmer's Market is here every Wednesday and Saturday. It is great for grabbing a quick bite or some fresh produce Saturday morning.
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