Rental Housing Programs

A minimum wage worker would need to work 113 hours per week to afford a two-bedroom apartment at fair market rent.

CPAH offers a range of rental programs to help bridge the gap between the dramatic rise in rents and wages that have not kept pace.


CPAH Rental Housing

CPAH owns and manages approximately 100 affordable apartments, condominium units, townhomes and single-family homes throughout the northern suburbs. To apply for a CPAH rental unit, please see our Available CPAH and Inclusionary Housing Rental Units.

Inclusionary Housing

CPAH helps the cities of Evanston, Highland Park and Lake Forest administer affordable rental units created through their inclusionary housing ordinances. These units are developed, owned and managed by private developers who are required to set-aside a certain percentage of units as affordable housing. To see available Inclusionary Housing rentals, please see Available CPAH and Inclusionary Housing Rental Units.

If you are interested in being added to the waitlist for rental units in Evanston, Highland Park, or Lake Forest, please submit a pre-application available here as an Online Form or download the Fillable PDF and return it to CPAH.

Joint Venture Projects

CPAH participates in joint venture projects that have developed and/or preserved nearly 800 units of affordable rental housing throughout the region. See Joint Venture Projects.

Rental Housing Support Program

The Rental Housing Support Program (RHS) is a statewide rental assistance program that assists low-income households. Eligible households pay approximately 30% of their income towards rent and the remaining rent is paid through the RHS program. CPAH administers the RHS program in Lake County.

Annual GROSS household income (i.e. the combined pre-tax income from all sources for all members of the household) cannot exceed the below limits. Income limits are based on household size.

Household Size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
30% AMI $19,600 $22,400 $25,200 $27,950 $30,200 $32,450 $34,700 $36,900

Above effective as of 7/2020.  Income limits are established by the Illinois Housing Development Authority and are adjusted annually.

The RHS waitlist is currently closed.