; Low Income Apartments For Rent in Belleville, IL

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St. Clair Village Apartments

409 Carlyle East
Belleville, Illinois
Rent Assisted
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1-4 BR

Lofts on the Square

16 S. Illinois St.
Belleville, Illinois
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Studio-2 BR

Westfield Manor

7245 Westfield Plaza Dr
Belleville, Illinois
S. 202

Gwendolene Courts

544 N 41st St
Belleville, Illinois

Carriage House Place

115 E B St
Belleville, Illinois

Brede Manor

809 N Charles St
Belleville, Illinois

Metro Landing of Swansea

704 North Belt West
Belleville, Illinois
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1-2 BR

Wingate Manor I

161 Wingate Blvd
Belleville, Illinois
Rent Assisted


114 S Church St
Belleville, Illinois
Public Housing

Southern Illinois Manors 3

1054 Cool Valley Dr
Belleville, Illinois
Rent Assisted

Jsb Apartments

7 Kircher Pl Rear
Belleville, Illinois
Rent Assisted

Brede Apartments

805 N Charles St
Belleville, Illinois
Rent Assisted

Brede Towers South

1000 S High St
Belleville, Illinois
Rent Assisted
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There are 142 low-income apartments in Belleville that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 440 low-income homes in Belleville where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $394 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on March 6th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Belleville, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
St. Clair County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Illinois Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Belleville.

Belleville, Illinois Affordable Housing Data

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 142 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 $899 and $1,099.

2023 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
Belleville, Illinois Fair Market Rent $748 $795 $999 $1,294 $1,512
Belleville, 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.

Belleville, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 629
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 $101,200

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 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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Belleville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$21,150 $24,150 $27,150 $30,150 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Belleville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$35,200 $40,200 $45,250 $50,250 $54,300 $58,300 $62,350 $66,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Belleville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$56,250 $64,300 $72,350 $80,350 $86,800 $93,250 $99,650 $106,100