Income Limits

Chicago Low-Income Housing Trust Fund assists residents living in poverty, meaning their incomes do not exceed 30 percent of the area median income (AMI). Presently, those limits are as follows.

Maximum Income Limits

Household Size Extremely Low (0-15% AMI) Very Low (16-30% AMI)
1 person $8,295 $16,600
2 people $9,480 $19,000
3 people $10,665 $21,350
4 people $11,850 $24,600
5 people $12,810 $28,780
6 people $13,755 $32,960
7 people $14,700 $37,140
8 people $15,645 $41,320

Income limits are based on the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL HUD Metro Area (HMFA as adjusted by HUD). Income limits are published annually by the Chicago Department of Planning and Development. Rental Subsidy Program guidelines are adjusted each year upon publication. The maximum income allowance is effective until superseded.  (Effective April 14, 2017)