Housing Authorities in Cook County, Illinois

There are 18 Housing Authorities in Cook County, Illinois, serving a population of 5,238,541 people in an area of 946 square miles. There is 1 Housing Authority per 291,030 people, and 1 Housing Authority per 52 square miles.

In Illinois, Cook County is ranked 72nd of 102 counties in Housing Authorities per capita, and 1st of 102 counties in Housing Authorities per square mile.

List of Cook County Housing Authorities

Find Cook County, Illinois housing authorities, departments, and HUD.

Arlington Heights Housing Authority 215 West Miner Street Arlington Heights, IL

Chicago Heights Housing Authority 1704 East End Avenue Chicago Heights, IL

Chicago Housing Authority 3250 South Wentworth Avenue Chicago, IL

Cicero Housing Authority 1634 South Laramie Avenue Cicero, IL

Cook County Housing Authority 200 North Milwaukee Avenue Wheeling, IL

Cook County Housing Authority 9238 Gross Point Road Skokie, IL

Cook County Housing Authority 350 Juniper Street Park Forest, IL

Cook County Housing Authority 9535 Franklin Avenue Franklin Park, IL

Cook County Housing Authority 175 West Jackson Boulevard Chicago, IL

County Cook Housing Authority 1055 Berkeley Avenue Ford Heights, IL

Des Plaines Housing Authority 1301 Ashland Avenue Des Plaines, IL

Evanston Housing Authority 1900 Sherman Avenue Evanston, IL

Harvey Housing Authority 15306 Robey Avenue Harvey, IL

Illinois State Housing Authority 401 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL

Maywood Housing Authority 801 South 5th Avenue Maywood, IL

Niles Housing Authority 9201 North Maryland Street Niles, IL

Oak Park Housing Authority 21 South Boulevard Oak Park, IL

Riverdale Housing Authority 157 West 144th Street Riverdale, IL

About Cook County Housing Authorities

Cook County Housing Authorities are local government agencies established to construct, own, operate, and manage public housing and other forms of subsidized housing for low-income residents in Cook County, IL. Cook County ordinances establish Public Housing Authorities, and the local legislative body appoints the Cook County Housing Board.

You may contact the Housing Authority for questions about:
  • Finding Cook County low income and affordable housing
  • Section 8 housing applications
  • Cook County housing lottery and waitlist process
  • US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Federal Housing Act (FHA)

Cook County Public Housing Statistics

Find Cook County HUD Housing Programs, Public Housing Programs, and Section 8 Housing Programs. Data Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R), Picture of Subsidized Households: 2018.

Cook County HUD Housing Programs
 Cook CountyIllinois
Subsidized Units124,193226,660
Occupied %92.0%91.0%
People Per Unit2.02.0
People Total234,543412,356
Average Family Expenditure Per Month$338$321
Average HUD Expenditure Per Month$978$822
Average Months on Wait List2017
Cook County Public Housing Programs
 Cook CountyIllinois
Subsidized Units17,15346,016
Occupied %88.0%90.0%
People Per Unit2.01.9
People Total30,06478,640
Average Family Expenditure Per Month$310$277
Average HUD Expenditure Per Month$1,298$809
Average Months on Wait List2712
Cook County Section 8 Housing Programs
 Cook CountyIllinois
Subsidized Units32,25164,670
Occupied %95.0%95.0%
People Per Unit1.71.6
People Total52,241100,073
Average Family Expenditure Per Month$299$289
Average HUD Expenditure Per Month$1,046$870