Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Alton, IL

Discover affordable housing in Alton where there are 19+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Hillcrest Apartments

1710 Muny Vista Dr, Alton, Illinois 62002

Skyline Towers

3113 Washington Ave, Alton, Illinois 62002

Landings at Belle Meadow

3200 Belle St, Alton, Illinois 62002

Marian Heights Apartments

20 Marian Heights Dr, Alton, Illinois 62002

Yakubian Apartments

1900 Brown St, Alton, Illinois 62002

Storey Manor

40 Manor Dr, Alton, Illinois 62018

Yakubian Homes

1902 Brown St, Alton, Illinois 62002

Warren Hempel Apartments

120 Manor Ct, Alton, Illinois 62002

Alton Cmi Apartments

727 Washington Ave, Alton, Illinois 62002

Alton Pointe

100 Sullivan Dr, Alton, Illinois 62002

Oakwood Estates

3010 Belle St, Alton, Illinois 62002

Saint Clares Villa

915 E 5th St, Alton, Illinois 62002

Humboldt School Apartments

6th And Central, Alton, Illinois 62002

Alton Pointe Apatments

1001 Alton Pointe Circle Dr, Alton, Illinois 62002

Humboldt School Housing Development

1028 E 6th St, Alton, Illinois 62002

Community Counseling Center Hemple Apartments

102 Manor Ct, Alton, Illinois 62002

Yakubian Housing Development Project

2302 State St, Alton, Illinois 62002

Hampton Place Extension II

1402 Highland Ave, Alton, Illinois 62002

Alton Square Apartments

1 Woodview Ct, Alton, Illinois 62002

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Alton, Illinois
$8.90 (+64%) more than Illinois minimum wage and $15.65 (+216%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency programs for Alton, Illinois.
Operates the Public Housing programs for Alton, Illinois.

Go to the Illinois Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Alton.

How many renters live in Alton, Illinois?

The City of Alton has 25,642 people living in 10,878 households.

There are 11,247 renters living in 4,640 renter households in this City. Renters make up 43.86 percent of the population living in Alton.

What is the rental market like in Alton, Illinois?

There are an estimated 12,557 housing units in the Alton area. Of these, 4,932 units are rental homes, making up 39 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Alton, Illinois, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Alton?

The rental vacancy rate in Alton is 5 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Alton for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Alton
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
228 1,078 1,953 1,006 246
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Alton

A large number of apartments in Alton have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Alton are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 49 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 20 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Alton

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $928 to $1,818. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $928
One BR $972
Two BR $1,209
Three BR $1,565
Four BR $1,818
2024 Fair Market Rents in Alton, Illinois

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Alton?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 192 84 percent
One BR 1,014 94 percent
Two BR 1,345 69 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Alton, Illinois

How many affordable rental units are in Alton?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Alton, Illinois including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 479
Public Housing 268
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 535
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 66
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Alton, Illinois

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Alton, Illinois

Alton features 795 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 416 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 $1,088 and $1,330.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.