Coming to Oak Park in 2021
For Workers Who
Make Oak Park Work
The 801 is designed to support those who keep Oak Park running. Slated to open in 2021, the building offers diverse options for mid to lower income working households and persons with disabilities. Check out our FAQ page for more information.
Modern contemporary energy-efficient units
9' Ceilings with large windows for great natural light
Top floor lounge and outdoor gathering space
On-site leasing and property management office
As the new gateway for the vibrant Southtown neighborhood, The 801 respects its community context, delivers an attractive building of its time, and benefits Oak Park in a number of ways: it will replace a long-time vacant lot with retail to activate the corner, live/work units to support the Village’s entrepreneurs and artists, and quality apartments that will remain affordable for workers in Oak Park’s shops, offices, hospitals, schools, grocers and restaurants.
Walk, bike, ride or drive; The 801 is ideally located one block from the CTA Blue Line and PACE bus line.
What is The 801?
The 801, located at 801 S. Oak Park Ave, is the newest addition to the Southtown community of Oak Park, slated to open in 2021. The transit-oriented development consists of 37 high quality rental apartments above two live/work units and approximately 1,000 square feet of commercial retail space. It is a signature building on a key community retail block in one of Oak Park’s vibrant neighborhoods and is designed to complement the rich amenities in the surrounding area.
What type of apartments are available to rent?
There are 3 Studios, 30 one-bedrooms, 2 two-bedrooms, and 2 live/work units.
Who can live at The 801?
The 801 is intended to provide high-quality affordable housing at an excellent location for Oak Park’s workforce. One of the live/work units on the ground floor will have an artist preference with an income restriction for those making up to 60% of the Area Median Income while the other will be leased at market rate.
What is the application process?
The 801 is made possible with financing that encourages affordable housing. As a result, household income limitations do apply. If an applicant intends to qualify for a unit, the applicant will be required to provide financial information evidencing household income. The applicant must demonstrate a financial ability to pay his/her monthly contribution toward the rent of the unit. Property Management will verify the amount and source of the applicant’s income, assets, and expenses. The credit, criminal and eviction records of the applicant will be obtained through accrediting reporting agency with services fees payable by the applicant.
Are there income restrictions?
The below income guidelines apply to all residents living in the income-restricted apartments. They reflect the current maximum amounts of household income for residents of income-restricted units and are updated annually. (We do expect the guidelines to change as The 801 nears completion.) If the applicant’s household income exceeds these guidelines, they are not eligible to live in an income-restricted unit. The 801 is legally responsible to ensure that all residents that qualify for the income-restricted units conform to the guidelines at the time of move-in and annually thereafter.
Maximum Gross Income Limits
As of April 24, 2019
Household Size Income Limit
1 Person $18,720 – $37,440
2 Persons $21,390 – $42,780
3 Persons $24,060 – $48,120
4 Persons $26,730 – $53,460
Development Under Construction
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