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Affordable Housing In East Alton
Madison County, Illinois

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In East Alton

Township Village Apartments

617 Valley Drive
East Alton, Illinois
Income Based
1-3 BR

Theodoro Residence

South And Niagara
East Alton, Illinois
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Housing Authorities that serve East Alton

Housing Authority Programs
Madison County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in East Alton, Illinois

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 134 affordable apartments for rent in East Alton, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in East Alton, Illinois

East Alton features 122 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 East Alton, Illinois

There are 12 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in East Alton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in East Alton, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay East Alton landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in East Alton.

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

2020 East 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
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.

East Alton, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 134
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 122
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.36%
Average Renter Household Size 2.15
Average Household Size 2.19
Median Household Income $38,235 ±$6,863
Median Rent $860 ±$55
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 58.33% ± 17.87pp
Total Population 6,215

Population and Household Demographics

East Alton is a city in Madison County, Illinois with a population of 6,215. There are 2,834 households in the city with an average household size of 2.19 persons. 38.36% of households in East Alton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in East Alton

The median gross income for households in East Alton is $38,235 a year, or $3,186 a month. The median rent for the city is $860 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In East Alton, a household making less than $2,867 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 58.33% of households who rent are overburdened in East Alton.

Area Median Income In East 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 East Alton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Madison County.

In East Alton, 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 East 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 East Alton

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