Affordable Housing In Alton
Madison County, Illinois

20 Low Income Apartment Communities In Alton

Yakubian Apartments

1900 Brown St
Alton, Illinois
Disabled Supportive Housing

Humboldt School Apartments

6th And Central
Alton, Illinois

Alton Pointe

100 Sullivan Dr
Alton, Illinois

Humboldt School Housing Development

1028 E 6th St
Alton, Illinois

Saint Clares Villa

915 E 5th St
Alton, Illinois

Alton Square Apartments

1 Woodview Ct
Alton, Illinois

Oakwood Estates

3010 Belle St
Alton, Illinois

Hampton Place Extension II

1402 Highland Ave
Alton, Illinois

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Alton, Illinois

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Alton, Illinois

There are 20 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,265 affordable apartments for rent in Alton, Illinois.

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 $852 and $1,042.

2022 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 $689 $745 $947 $1,230 $1,449
Alton, Illinois Payment Standard Range $620 to $758 $671 to $820 $852 to $1,042 $1,107 to $1,353 $1,304 to $1,594

Sourced from federal housing data and 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