Affordable Housing In East St. Louis
St Clair County, Illinois

Guide To Affordable Housing in East St. Louis, Illinois

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in East St. Louis, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in East St. Louis, Illinois

East St. Louis features 0 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 St. Louis, Illinois

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in East St. Louis.

Housing Choice Vouchers in East St. Louis, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay East St. Louis landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in East St. Louis.

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

2020 East St. 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 St. Louis, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
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 St. 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 St. Louis are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in East St. Louis

The median gross income for households in East St. 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 St. 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 St. Louis.1

Area Median Income In East St. 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 St. Louis, the AMI is calculated from all households within St Clair County.

In East St. Louis, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $81,300

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 St. 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 East St. Louis HUD Rental Assistance in East St. Louis

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,100 $19,550 $22,000 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $28,500 $32,550 $36,600 $40,650 $43,950 $47,200 $50,450 $53,700
80% of Median $45,550 $52,050 $58,550 $65,050 $70,300 $75,500 $80,700 $85,900