Affordable Housing In Alorton
St Clair County, Illinois

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Alorton

Greystone Apartments

334 Greystone Drive
Alorton, IL

East Bank Pointe

3921 Alcoa
Alorton, IL
Accepts Vouchers

Hawthorne Apartments

150 Mousette Ln
Alorton, IL
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Housing Authorities that serve Alorton

Housing Authority Programs
St. Clair County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Alorton, Illinois

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 242 affordable apartments for rent in Alorton, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Alorton, Illinois

Alorton features 192 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 Alorton, Illinois

There are 50 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Alorton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Alorton, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Alorton landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Alorton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Alorton, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $815 and $996.

2020 Alorton, 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
Fair Market Rent $633 $701 $905 $1,185 $1,395
Payment Standard Range $570 to $696 $631 to $771 $815 to $996 $1,067 to $1,304 $1,256 to $1,535

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Alorton, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 242
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 192
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 52.79%
Average Renter Household Size 2.77
Average Household Size 2.75
Median Household Income $20,600 ±$8,354
Median Rent $602 ±$175
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.78% ± 12.07pp
Total Population 1,867

Population and Household Demographics

Alorton is a City in St Clair County, Illinois with a population of 1,867. There are 680 households in the city with an average household size of 2.75 persons. 52.79% of households in Alorton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Alorton

The median gross income for households in Alorton is $20,600 a year, or $1,717 a month. The median rent for the city is $602 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Alorton, a household making less than $2,007 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.78% of households who rent are overburdened in Alorton.1

Area Median Income In Alorton

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 Alorton, the AMI is calculated from all households within St Clair County.

In Alorton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $81,300

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 Alorton

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 Alorton

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,100 $19,550 $22,000 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $28,500 $32,550 $36,600 $40,650 $43,950 $47,200 $50,450 $53,700
80% of Median $45,550 $52,050 $58,550 $65,050 $70,300 $75,500 $80,700 $85,900