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Affordable Housing In East Saint Louis
St Clair County, Illinois

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In East Saint Louis

St Lukes Ame Church Rehab

414 N 14th St
East Saint Louis, Illinois

Dawson Manor

1745 Russell Ave
East Saint Louis, Illinois

Alta Sita Apartments

3403 Converse Ave
East Saint Louis, Illinois

Eaton Wilford Manor

3911 State St
East Saint Louis, Illinois

Center for Independent Living

1501 S G St
East Saint Louis, Illinois
Elderly Supportive Housing

Denverside Redevelopment

1640 Boismenue Ave
East Saint Louis, Illinois

John Deshields Homes

1200 Market Ave
East Saint Louis, Illinois

Roosevelt Homes

1328 N 44th St
East Saint Louis, Illinois

Emmet Griffin Homes

2630 Lincoln Ave
East Saint Louis, Illinois

Lansdowne Towers

2901 Waverly Ave
East Saint Louis, Illinois

Housing Authorities that serve East Saint Louis

Housing Authority Programs
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 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
Total Population 26,689

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