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Affordable Housing In St Clair County
Illinois

56 Low Income Apartment Communities In St Clair County

Turnkey - Scattered Sites

1832 Russell Ave
East Saint Louis, Illinois

Phoenix Courts Estates

7721 Marybelle Ave
Centreville, Illinois

Wingate Manor I

161 Wingate Blvd
Belleville, Illinois

Edgemont Development Corp. .

1410 Lawrence Ave
East Saint Louis, Illinois

Denverside Duplexes

1438 Lawrence Ave
East Saint Louis, Illinois

Village Place Apartments

304 Cooper Dr
Cahokia, Illinois

Centreville Courts

Clarita St and Route 163
Centreville, Illinois

Southern Illinois Manors 3

1054 Cool Valley Dr
Belleville, Illinois

Brede Apartments

805 N Charles St
Belleville, Illinois

Brede Towers South

1000 S High St
Belleville, Illinois

Housing Authorities that serve St Clair County

Housing Authority Programs
St. Clair County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in St Clair County, Illinois

There are 56 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,757 affordable apartments for rent in St Clair County, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in St Clair County, Illinois

St Clair County features 3,710 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 St Clair County, Illinois

There are 1,047 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in St Clair County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in St Clair County, Illinois

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

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

2020 St Clair County, 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.

St Clair County, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 56
Total Low Income Apartments 4,757
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,710
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.72%
Average Renter Household Size 2.51
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $49,895 ±$1,296
Median Rent $796 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.75% ± 2.39pp
Total Population 267,029

Population and Household Demographics

St Clair County is a county in Illinois with a population of 267,029. There are 102,267 households in the county with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 33.72% of households in St Clair County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in St Clair County

The median gross income for households in St Clair County is $49,895 a year, or $4,158 a month. The median rent for the county is $796 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In St Clair County, a household making less than $2,653 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.75% of households who rent are overburdened in St Clair County.

Area Median Income In St Clair County

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.

In St Clair County, 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 St Clair County

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 St Clair County

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

Cities In St Clair County

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City Served By
Alorton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alorton is the St. Clair County Housing Authority.
Belleville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belleville is the St. Clair County Housing Authority.
Brooklyn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brooklyn is the St. Clair County Housing Authority.
Cahokia The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cahokia is the St. Clair County Housing Authority.
Caseyville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Caseyville is the St. Clair County Housing Authority.
Centreville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Centreville is the St. Clair County Housing Authority.
East Saint Louis The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve East Saint Louis are the East St. Louis Housing Authority and St. Clair County Housing Authority.
East St Louis The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East St Louis is the St. Clair County Housing Authority.
East St. Louis The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East St. Louis is the St. Clair County Housing Authority.
Lebanon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lebanon is the St. Clair County Housing Authority.
Mascoutah The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mascoutah is the St. Clair County Housing Authority.
O'fallon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves O'fallon is the St. Clair County Housing Authority.
Shiloh The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shiloh is the St. Clair County Housing Authority.
Smithton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Smithton is the St. Clair County Housing Authority.
St Libory The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St Libory is the St. Clair County Housing Authority.
Swansea The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Swansea is the St. Clair County Housing Authority.