Affordable Housing In East Saint Louis
St Clair County,
15 Low Income Apartment Communities In East Saint Louis
Housing Authorities that serve East Saint Louis
|East St. Louis Housing Authority||Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in East Saint Louis, Illinois
There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,016 affordable apartments for rent in East Saint Louis, Illinois.
Income Based Apartments in East Saint Louis, Illinois
East Saint Louis features 2,000 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 Saint Louis, Illinois
There are 16 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in East Saint Louis.
Housing Choice Vouchers in East Saint Louis, Illinois
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay East Saint Louis landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in East Saint Louis.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in East Saint Louis, Illinois for a two-bedroom apartment is between $815 and $996.
2020 East Saint Louis, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
East Saint Louis, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||15|
|Total Low Income Apartments||2,016|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||2,000|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||56.19%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.49|
|Average Household Size||2.52|
|Median Household Income||$19,520 ±$1,545|
|Median Rent||$541 ±$46|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||52.42% ± 5.21pp|
Population and Household Demographics
East Saint Louis is a city in St Clair County, Illinois with a population of 26,689. There are 10,480 households in the city with an average household size of 2.52 persons. 56.19% of households in East Saint Louis are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in East Saint Louis
The median gross income for households in East Saint Louis is $19,520 a year, or $1,627 a month. The median rent for the city is $541 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In East Saint Louis, a household making less than $1,803 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.42% of households who rent are overburdened in East Saint Louis.
Area Median Income In East Saint Louis
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 Saint Louis, the AMI is calculated from all households within St Clair County.
In East Saint Louis, 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 Saint Louis
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 Saint Louis
|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|