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Affordable Housing In Belleville
St Clair County, Illinois

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Belleville

St. Clair Village Apartments

409 Carlyle East
Belleville, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Metro Landing of Swansea

704 North Belt West
Belleville, Illinois
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Westfield Manor

7245 Westfield Plaza Dr
Belleville, Illinois
Elderly Supportive Housing

Gwendolene Courts

544 N 41st St
Belleville, Illinois

Brede Manor

809 N Charles St
Belleville, Illinois

Carriage House Place

115 E B St
Belleville, Illinois


114 S Church St
Belleville, Illinois

Wingate Manor I

161 Wingate Blvd
Belleville, Illinois

Southern Illinois Manors 3

1054 Cool Valley Dr
Belleville, Illinois

Brede Apartments

805 N Charles St
Belleville, Illinois

Housing Authorities that serve Belleville

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Belleville, Illinois

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 556 affordable apartments for rent in Belleville, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Belleville, Illinois

Belleville features 440 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 Belleville, Illinois

There are 116 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Belleville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Belleville, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Belleville landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Belleville.

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

2020 Belleville, 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.

Belleville, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 556
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 440
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.81%
Average Renter Household Size 2.24
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $43,318 ±$2,434
Median Rent $741 ±$44
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.62% ± 5.32pp
Total Population 42,898

Population and Household Demographics

Belleville is a city in St Clair County, Illinois with a population of 42,898. There are 17,609 households in the city with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 39.81% of households in Belleville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Belleville

The median gross income for households in Belleville is $43,318 a year, or $3,610 a month. The median rent for the city is $741 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Belleville, a household making less than $2,470 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.62% of households who rent are overburdened in Belleville.

Area Median Income In Belleville

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

In Belleville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,900

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 Belleville

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 Belleville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,400 $19,900 $22,400 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $29,050 $33,200 $37,350 $41,450 $44,800 $48,100 $51,400 $54,750
80% of Median $46,450 $53,050 $59,700 $66,300 $71,650 $76,950 $82,250 $87,550