UPDATE: Friday, February 15, 3:56 p.m.
The waiting list for this building has reached capacity and has been closed by the landlord.
I am pleased to announce that Clark-Estes Apartments, the 54-unit affordable housing development currently under construction at the southeast corner of Clark and Estes, will open its waiting list this Friday, February 15th, at 12:01 a.m.
I was proud to play a role in bringing this much-needed affordable housing development to our neighborhood.
For the history of this development, click here.
Work on the project began last October and the building is scheduled to be completed and ready for occupancy this November.
The building also contains 3,300 square feet of retail space, including opportunities for a café or restaurant.
Keep reading for the following information:
- Who is qualified to live in this development?
- How much are the rents, what are the apartment sizes and are any units accessible?
- How do I apply for the waiting list to live in one of the units?
- I am interested in the commercial space. Whom do I contact?
Who is qualified to live in this development?
Clark-Estes Apartments is set aside for households earning at or below a certain income.
The development contains 54 units. Fifteen (15) of those units will be reserved for Chicago Housing Authority programs. The CHA will announce a waiting list and eligibility criteria for those units in the near future.
The remaining 39 units are available for households earning up to 60% of Area Median Income:
- Individual = $35,580
- 2 people = $40,620
- 3 people = $45,720
- 4 People = $50,760
If your household earns more than 60% of Area Median Income, you will not be eligible to live in the building.
How much are the rents, what are the apartment sizes and are any units accessible?
Clark-Estes Apartments consists of the following unit mix:
- 15 studios ($771/month, estimated)
- 21 1-bedroom units ($850/month, estimated)
- 18 2-bedroom units ($1000/month, estimated)
You can view the complete unit layouts here. The building will have three accessible units. People with disabilities will be given priority for these units.
Twenty off-street parking spots will be available available to residents of the building on a first-come, first-served basis at no additional charge.
How do I apply for the waiting list to live in one of the units?
If you income-qualify and wish to live in one of the units, you must fill out a Pre-Application Card and submit it to the landlord this Friday, February 15th.
To print out a pdf of the Pre-Application card. You may also obtain a paper copy at my 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis).The landlord has announced that the waiting list has reached capacity and is now closed.
Complete the Pre-Application Card and submit it directly to the landlord by either of the following methods:
- Email at email@example.com
- Fax (847-498-4844)
The landlord will begin accepting the Pre-Application cards on Friday, February 15th, at 12:01 a.m. DO NOT submit your Pre-Application Card before that date and time, as it will not be considered.
Applicants will be added to the waiting list on on a first-come, first-served basis based on the time your Pre-Application Card is received.
Only the first 200 people who apply will be added to the list. You will be notified by email or phone whether or not you made the waiting list. If you did not make the waiting list, you may sign up on the Clark-Estes website to be notified when the waiting list is reopened.
The landlord will begin to screen prospective tenants late this summer when the project nears completion. If you are contacted to begin screening, you will have ten (10) days to respond to schedule a time to complete a full application.
The landlord will attempt to contact you twice. If you do not respond by the second attempt, you will be removed from the waiting list and the landlord will move on to the next person on the list.
Please note: You must be able to move in within 90 days from the initial contact by the landlord. Special priority will be given to those who can move in within 45 days. The landlord cannot hold your unit for more than 90 days.
If your contact phone number or email address changes after you submit your Pre-Application Card, please contact the landlord immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide them with your new contact information.
When you complete the full application, you will be required to provide documentation, past landlord references, and a credit and criminal background check. Each member of your household age 18 or older must present a valid government photo ID, Social Security card, and birth certificate or valid passport, plus a nonrefundable $30 application fee to cover credit and background check.
I’m interested in the commercial space. Whom do I contact?
I am thrilled to have this quality affordable apartment building in Rogers Park. If you have any questions about the tenant application process, please contact staff assistant Ann Hinterman at 773-338-5796 or by email (email@example.com). For commercial inquiries, please contact staff assistant Michael Land at the same phone number or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).