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Kankakee County offers a variety of housing choices; from new construction to historic, urban to rural, single family to multi-family and in a multitude of price ranges. Single-family home price ranges from below $100,000 to more than $500,000. A mix of housing types and pricing is critical to sustaining steady population growth for our community.

2014 Homeownership Rate:  68.6% (U.S. average:  64.4%)

2014 Median Single-family Home Value:  $143,100 (U.S. average:  $175,700)

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

The Kankakee County Housing Authority provides low-income housing for adults, seniors, and the disabled, Section 8 housing for those meeting HUD guidelines, and family self-sufficiency and homeownership programs.

Although new housing starts have been affected by the recession that started in 2006, in 2013 Kankakee County added 88 new single-family homes from January to October. Prior to 2006, Kankakee County realized 500 to 600 new homes per year. Data shows that since the low of 52 new homes in 2011, figures are steadily rising.

The Economic Alliance of Kankakee County has strong relationships with the local residential real estate broker community. Connect with us today to begin your exploration of the Kankakee County housing market.


Lisa Wogan
Director of Marketing & Business Attraction

Tim Nugent