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Your Questions About Apartments For Rent In Chicago

August 13, 2013

Chris asks…

Where can I find a chip apartament for rent in Chicago?

Where can I find a chip apartament for rent in Chicago or near CHicago? Like with 1 room… for 500 $ or something close to that.

Administrator answers:

You need to check the listings in the paper. You might be able to get a studio (1 room, 2 at most if kitchen is sectioned off) for that on the far north side, or possibly the far southwest side. Same for suburbs.
I live on the northwest side & pay over $700 for a 4 room (1 bedroom) apartment, just for comparison.

The links below let you limit by location & price.

Mary asks…

How much can I expect to spend on a move and stay from Spokane WA to Chicago Illinois?

Just looking for a number to go off of an studio apartment with 400$ monthly rent and one months rent security deposit.

Administrator answers:

Are you thinking you can find a Chicago apartment for $400/month? You had better rethink that. Check the classifieds at http://chicago.craigslist.org/apa/

After refining the search for “studio”, it seems there are plenty of units in the $900 range. $600 is possible, but you should check before committing. Note that it might cost as much as three times that to move in: first + last months rent, plus application fee and security deposit.

Linda asks…

How do I get my Chicago apartment approved for Section 8 to rent out? How does it work exactly?

How do I get my Chicago apartment approved for Section 8 to rent out? How does it work exactly? Any experiences, I know they pay more is it worth it? What should I know?

Administrator answers:

You’ll find the answer to participating in Chicago’s Housing Choice Voucher Program at the URL below. There are several steps, but first you must register which can be done online. I recommend you read through the site first to provide background infromation.

John asks…

How do I get my Chicago apartment approved for Section 8 to rent out? How does it work exactly?

How do I get my Chicago apartment approved for Section 8 to rent out? How does it work exactly? Also, where can I find all the rules and procedures online?

Administrator answers:

Everything you need is located at CHAC, Inc. In downtown Chicago. The URL for their very excellent and helpful website is below.

Donna asks…

How do I get my Chicago apartment approved for Section 8 to rent out? How does it work exactly?

How do I get my Chicago apartment approved for Section 8 to rent out? How does it work exactly?

Administrator answers:

This is easier than you think. Call section 8 and say, i want to rent my apartment out.

They will inspect, an put you on the list, if your property is in reasonable shape.
What isn’t known is that you can get a land lords cert for someone eligible, but without a cert, the other thing to do is write in the contract that the tenant is to have 100% of the rent sent to you, and if they don’t continue, it is grounds for eviction. This is one of the few protections you have.

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