Joliet, IL Low Income Housing

Joliet, IL Low Income Housing Guide

Qualifying For Low Income Housing in Joliet, IL

How do I qualify for low income housing in Joliet, IL?
To qualify for low income housing in Illinois, you must meet the following income requirements:

Your household income must be below 80% of the area median income (AMI). The AMI is updated annually by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and varies by county.

You must have a valid Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).

You must be a U.S. citizen or a legal immigrant.

In addition to the income requirements, you may also need to meet other eligibility requirements, such as:

- You must not have been evicted from any public housing or Section 8 housing in the past three years.
- You must not have any outstanding felony convictions for drug-related offenses.
- You must not be a registered sex offender.

Types of Low Income Housing in Joliet, IL

There are a variety of low-income housing options available in Joliet, IL, including:
  • Public Housing: Public housing is owned and operated by your area Housing Authority. Public housing units are rented to low-income households at below-market rates.
  • Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers: Section 8 is a federal program that provides rental assistance to low-income households. Vouchers can be used to rent apartments, townhouses, or single-family homes from private landlords.
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC): LIHTC is a federal program that provides tax credits to developers who build or renovate affordable housing units. LIHTC units are typically rented at below-market rates.
  • Project-Based Section 8: Project-based Section 8 is a federal program that provides rental assistance to low-income households who live in specific apartment buildings or housing developments.
  • Very Low Income Housing Development (VLID): VLID is a federal program that provides grants to states and local governments to fund the development of affordable housing for low-income households.


In addition to these federal programs, there are also a number of state and local programs that provide low-income housing assistance in Joliet, IL. These programs may offer rental assistance, down payment assistance, or other forms of financial assistance to help low-income households afford housing.

PublicHousing.com puts together our list of properties using the above program listings all on one website.



We display monthly rates for the apartments when possible. Most of subsidized apartments base the rent on income, therefore, you will need to contact the apartment directly for rates. We list all pertinent contact information.

HUD Fair Market Rent For Joliet, Illinois - Will County

Studio Apartments $1,255
One Bedroom Apartments $1,440
Two Bedroom Apartments $1,827
Three Bedroom Apartments $2,172

List of Low Income Housing in or near Joliet, IL

Evergreen Terrace II

Evergreen Terrace II - Joliet

311 N Bluff St
Joliet, IL - 60435
(815) 722-7515
Will County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Will County Center For Community Concerns - Joliet

304 N. Scott Street
Joliet, IL - 60432
815-722-0722-209
Will County

SWEET HOMES SWEET SOLUTIONS INC.

SWEET HOMES SWEET SOLUTIONS INC. - JOLIET

1511 ARTHUR AVE
JOLIET, IL - 60431
815-582-9290
Will County
Are Utilities included in rent? (user reports): water and gas
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The Park Tower Affordable Senior Apartments

The Park Tower Affordable Senior Apartments - Joliet

247 Caterpillar Dr.
Joliet, IL - 60436
815 725-6990
Will County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Salem Village Iii

Salem Village Iii - Joliet

1315 Rowell Ave
Joliet, IL - 60433
(815)727-6401
Will County
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Apartment Costs (user reports): Sliding scale, Minimum is $572.00
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Are Utilities included in rent? (user reports): Water, Trash pick up
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HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Evergreen Terrace I

Evergreen Terrace I - Joliet

350 N Broadway
Joliet, IL - 60435
(815)722-7515
Will County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Marycrest Village

Marycrest Village - Joliet

2115 Marmion Ave
Joliet, IL - 60436
(815) 744-7810
Will County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Ann Street Group Home.

Ann Street Group Home. - Joliet

711 Ann Street
Joliet, IL - 60435
(815) 725-3487
Will County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Tips for Finding Low-Income Housing in Joliet, IL

  • 1. Check with local social service agencies. Many social service agencies offer affordable housing programs or can provide you with information on affordable housing resources in your area.
  • 2. HUD Exchange: The HUD Exchange website provides information on a variety of federal housing programs, including Section 8 and HOME.
  • 3. National Low Income Housing Coalition: The NLIHC website provides information on affordable housing programs and policies at the national and state levels.

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Check to see if you qualify for low cost or free housing by comparing the guidelines to your income records.



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