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Affordable Housing

Rental Housing Options
The Housing Commission, through two separate not-for-profit corporations known as Peers Housing Association and Ravinia Housing Association, operates two affordable housing rental developments. Walnut Place is owned and operated by a private entity.  A property management firm, Evergreen Real Estate Services LLC (ERES), manages these three residences. For information about eligibility requirements and waiting lists for these properties, contact ERES at 847.433.7694

  • Frank B. Peers Building - Built in 1978, the Frank B. Peers building was the first low- and moderate- income senior housing (for persons age 62 and older and qualified handicapped and disabled persons) developed by the Housing Commission. This rental development, located at 400 Central Avenue, has 68 units.
  • Walnut Place - Located at 654 Walnut Street, Walnut Place has 56 one-bedroom units in an affordable apartment building for the elderly (for persons age 62 and older and qualified handicapped and disabled persons) and 12 townhouses for low- and moderate-income families. It opened in 1981.
  • Ravinia Housing - In cooperation with the Lake County Housing Authority (LCHA) and the Park District of Highland Park, this housing development opened in 1983. Ten, three-bedroom attached townhouses for low-and-moderate income families are located at 735-763 Pleasant Avenue. As part of the same financing through LCHA, two single-family homes were rehabilitated and five attached townhouses were constructed at the rear of the property located at 2743-2755 St. Johns Avenue.
Sunset Woods Condominiums opened in 2002. Located at 891 Central Avenue and financed with a combination of public and private funding, Sunset Woods contains 60 condominiums for seniors (age 62 and older). Forty-six condominiums are owned by private households. Fourteen of the units are owned by the Housing Commission, through the Sunset Woods Association, and maintained as rental units for seniors. A deed restriction, which runs with all of the  units, assures that the units will remain affordable for succeeding buyers and renters. 

The 14 rental units owned by the Housing Commission are managed by the Housing Opportunity Development Corporation (HODC), a private, not-for-profit housing organization. The Housing Commission has contracted with HODC to manage their rental units at Sunset Woods Condominiums. For information about the eligibility requirements and waiting list for the 14 rental units, contact HODC at 847.564.2900.

For information on purchasing one of the 46 privately owned condominium units, contact the building management company Berkson & Sons at 847.498.6000.

More Information
Contact Senior Planner Rati Akash for information on the City's Housing programs and facilities at 847.926.1856 or or Housing Planner Zubin Coleman at 847.926.1853 or

Contact Community Partners for Affordable Housing to inquire about additional affordable housing rental and ownership opportunities.