Affordable Housing In Swansea
St Clair County, Illinois

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Swansea

Metro Landing of Swansea

704 N Belt
Swansea, IL
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers


412A Fullerton Rd
Swansea, IL
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Housing Authorities that serve Swansea

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Swansea, Illinois

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 142 affordable apartments for rent in Swansea, Illinois.

Income Based Apartments in Swansea, Illinois

Swansea features 80 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 Swansea, Illinois

There are 62 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Swansea.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Swansea, Illinois

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Swansea landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Swansea.

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

2020 Swansea, 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.

Swansea, IL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 142
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 80
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.46%
Average Renter Household Size 1.99
Average Household Size 2.54
Median Household Income $68,078 ±$7,596
Median Rent $957 ±$56
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.76% ± 12.41pp
Total Population 13,869

Population and Household Demographics

Swansea is a City in St Clair County, Illinois with a population of 13,869. There are 5,343 households in the city with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 26.46% of households in Swansea are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Swansea

The median gross income for households in Swansea is $68,078 a year, or $5,673 a month. The median rent for the city is $957 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Swansea, a household making less than $3,190 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.76% of households who rent are overburdened in Swansea.1

Area Median Income In Swansea

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 Swansea, the AMI is calculated from all households within St Clair County.

In Swansea, 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 Swansea

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 Swansea

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