Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation

How to apply

Bickerdike Apartments accepts pre-applications for our affordable housing waitlist (not Section 8) with a valid driver’s license or state issued ID.

Where to Apply

You may apply in person Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Bickerdike Apartments office, located at 2546 W. North Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60647. 

For more information, call 773.227.6332.

Tenant Selection Criteria

  • All areas of the preliminary application must be completed so that a determination can be made if you qualify.
  • All members 18 years of age and older must provide the following:
    a. Photo identification (e.g. Drivers License or State Identification)
    b. All household members must provide original Birth Certificates and Social Security Cards.
  • Household members must meet the HUD income guidelines (attached) for the number of persons in their household.
  • All household members 18 years of age and older must submit to a credit & criminal background check.
    a. Felonies and misdemeanors are cause for rejection of your application. Statute of limitations for felonies is 10 years. Statute of limitations for misdemeanors is 5 years.
    b. Negative household related credit references may be cause for rejection of your application. (i.e. electric/gas, previous evictions) Must be able to secure utilities (light & gas) in the Head of Household’s name.
  • Income received by ALL household members will be verified.
  • Satisfactory verification of residence for the last 3 years must be provided for all household members.
  • All applicants must submit to an unscheduled Home Visit at their current residence.
  • If your application was previously rejected for reasons other than income, you will not be eligible to re-apply for two years from the date of the rejection.
  • We have a No Pet Policy.

Download the Tenant Selection Critieria here.