Affordable Housing In Alton
Madison County, Illinois

Affordable Housing programs support 812 income based apartments in Alton where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 453 affordable apartments in Alton that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Alton, Illinois

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

Skyline Towers

3113 Washington Ave
Alton, Illinois
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+

Landings at Belle Meadow

3200 Belle St
Alton, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Rent Assisted

Hillcrest Apartments

1710 Munyvista Drive
Alton, Illinois
Call For Rent
1 BR
Rent Assisted

Community Of Sunnybrook

767 Washington Avenue
Alton, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Alton Pointe Apatments

1001 Alton Pointe Circle Dr
Alton, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Marian Heights Apartments

20 Marian Heights Dr
Alton, Illinois
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Alton Cmi Apartments

727 Washington Ave
Alton, Illinois
Rent Assisted
Accessible
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Disabled Supportive Housing

Warren Hempel Apartments

120 Manor Ct
Alton, Illinois
Rent Assisted
Accessible
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Disabled Supportive Housing

Storey Manor

40 Manor Dr
Alton, Illinois
Rent Assisted

Yakubian Homes

1902 Brown St
Alton, Illinois
Rent Assisted
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Disabled Supportive Housing
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Public Housing Agencies Serving Alton, 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

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

Alton, Illinois Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Alton, Illinois

Alton features 812 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 Alton, Illinois

There are 453 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Alton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Alton, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Alton landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Alton.

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

2023 Alton, 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
Alton, Illinois Fair Market Rent $748 $795 $999 $1,294 $1,512
Alton, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Alton, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 1,265
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 812
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.24%
Average Renter Household Size 2.20
Average Household Size 2.27
Median Household Income $36,250 ±$1,288
Median Rent $718 ±$37
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.48% ± 5.07pp
Total Population 27,335

Population and Household Demographics

Alton is a city in Madison County, Illinois with a population of 27,335. There are 11,817 households in the city with an average household size of 2.27 persons. 39.24% of households in Alton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Alton

The median gross income for households in Alton is $36,250 a year, or $3,021 a month. The median rent for the city is $718 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Alton, a household making less than $2,393 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.48% of households who rent are overburdened in Alton.

Area Median Income In Alton

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 Alton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Madison County.

In Alton, 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 Alton

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 Alton

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Alton 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 Alton 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 Alton 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