Affordable Housing In St Louis
Andrew County, Missouri

34 Low Income Apartment Communities In St Louis

Preservation Square

1405 North 16th Street
St Louis, Missouri
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Washington Avenue Apartments

1133 Washington Avenue
St Louis, Missouri
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

STAR Residences

6367 Lalite Avenue
St Louis, Missouri
Call For Rent
2 BR
Accepts Vouchers


8220 N.Broadway
St Louis, Missouri
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

St. Ferdinand Homes II

2754 Bacon
St Louis, Missouri
Accepts Vouchers

Covenant Place

8 Millstone Campus Drive
St Louis, Missouri
Accepts Vouchers

River Bluff Manor

4600 South Broadway
St Louis, Missouri
Accepts Vouchers

Second and Delaware

Kansas City
St Louis, Missouri
Accepts Vouchers

Shepard Apartments II

2829 Howard St
St Louis, Missouri
Elderly Supportive Housing

DeSales Impact

2758 Russell Blvd
St Louis, Missouri
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve St Louis

Housing Authority Programs
Grundy County Public Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
ABCD Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in St Louis, Missouri

There are 34 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,107 affordable apartments for rent in St Louis, Missouri.

Income Based Apartments in St Louis, Missouri

St Louis features 93 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 Louis, Missouri

There are 2,014 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in St Louis.

Housing Choice Vouchers in St Louis, Missouri

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay St Louis landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in St Louis.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in St Louis, Missouri for a two-bedroom apartment is between $717 and $877.

2020 St Louis, Missouri 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 $555 $610 $797 $1,064 $1,142
Payment Standard Range $500 to $611 $549 to $671 $717 to $877 $958 to $1,170 $1,028 to $1,256

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

St Louis, MO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 34
Total Low Income Apartments 2,107
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 93
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 56.1%
Average Renter Household Size 2.05
Average Household Size 2.20
Median Household Income $35,599 ±$758
Median Rent $748 ±$8
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.4% ± 1.4pp
Total Population 317,850

Population and Household Demographics

St Louis is a City in Andrew County, Missouri with a population of 317,850. There are 139,555 households in the city with an average household size of 2.20 persons. 56.1% of households in St Louis are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in St Louis

The median gross income for households in St Louis is $35,599 a year, or $2,967 a month. The median rent for the city is $748 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In St Louis, a household making less than $2,493 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.4% of households who rent are overburdened in St Louis.1

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

In St Louis, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,300

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 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 HUD Rental Assistance in St Louis

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,550 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,450
50% of Median $22,550 $25,750 $28,950 $32,150 $34,750 $37,300 $39,900 $42,450
80% of Median $36,050 $41,200 $46,350 $51,450 $55,600 $59,700 $63,800 $67,950