Alhambra, Illinois Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 8 income based apartments in Alhambra where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 0 affordable apartments in Alhambra that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Alhambra, Illinois

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Alhambra. Go to the Illinois Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Alhambra.

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Affordable Housing Near Alhambra

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City Apartments
Alton, IL Affordable Housing programs support 20 apartment communities in Alton.
Madison, IL Affordable Housing programs support 11 apartment communities in Madison.
Granite City, IL Affordable Housing programs support 10 apartment communities in Granite City.
Highland, IL Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Highland.
Godfrey, IL Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Godfrey.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Alhambra, Illinois

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
Madison County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency
Go to the Illinois Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Alhambra.

Alhambra, Illinois Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Alhambra, Illinois

Alhambra features 8 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Alhambra, Illinois

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Alhambra.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Alhambra, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Alhambra landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Alhambra.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Alhambra, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $899 and $1,099.

2023 Alhambra, Illinois Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Alhambra, Illinois Fair Market Rent $748 $795 $999 $1,294 $1,512
Alhambra, Illinois Payment Standard Range $673 to $823 $716 to $875 $899 to $1,099 $1,165 to $1,423 $1,361 to $1,663

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Alhambra, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 8
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 8
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.67%
Average Renter Household Size 2.21
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $52,679 ±$10,699
Median Rent $653 ±$108
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.03% ± 19.24pp
Total Population 633

Population and Household Demographics

Alhambra is a city in Madison County, Illinois with a population of 633. There are 225 households in the city with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 34.67% of households in Alhambra are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Alhambra

The median gross income for households in Alhambra is $52,679 a year, or $4,390 a month. The median rent for the city is $653 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Alhambra, a household making less than $2,177 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.03% of households who rent are overburdened in Alhambra.

Area Median Income In Alhambra

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Alhambra, the AMI is calculated from all households within Madison County.

In Alhambra, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $97,200

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Alhambra

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Alhambra

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Alhambra AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,950 $22,800 $25,650 $28,450 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Alhambra AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,250 $38,000 $42,750 $47,450 $51,250 $55,050 $58,850 $62,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Alhambra AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$53,150 $60,750 $68,350 $75,900 $82,000 $88,050 $94,150 $100,200