Affordable Housing In St Louis
Missouri

396 Low Income Apartment Communities In St Louis

Park Place

4399 Forest Park Ave
St Louis, Missouri
$679
1 BR
Subsidized

Castle Park Apartments

1600 Castle Park Dr
St Louis, Missouri
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Ollie Langhorst

5800 Arsenal St
St Louis, Missouri
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Winter Garden

5708 Kingsbury Pl
St Louis, Missouri
$646-769
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Heritage Dunbar Senior

8901 Weldon Ave
St Louis, Missouri
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Union Sarah Apartments

4106 Enright Ave
St Louis, Missouri
Income Based
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Covenant Place

8 Millstone Campus Dr
St Louis, Missouri
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

Chippewa Park

2800 Chippewa St
St Louis, Missouri
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Etzel Place Apartments, Phase 3

5847 Plymouth Ave
St Louis, Missouri
$510-1,122
2-5 BR

Eads Square

2700 Henrietta St
St Louis, Missouri
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in St Louis, Missouri

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving St Louis, Missouri

Housing Authority Programs
St Louis Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of St Louis County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Moderate Rehabilitation; Homeownership

Guide To Affordable Housing in St Louis, Missouri

There are 396 low income housing apartment communities offering 22,351 affordable apartments for rent in St Louis, Missouri.

Income Based Apartments in St Louis, Missouri

St Louis features 12,319 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 9,750 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 $700 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 $852 and $1,042.

2022 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
St Louis, Missouri Fair Market Rent $689 $745 $947 $1,230 $1,449
St Louis, Missouri Payment Standard Range $620 to $758 $671 to $820 $852 to $1,042 $1,107 to $1,353 $1,304 to $1,594

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

St Louis, MO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 396
Total Low Income Apartments 22,351
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 12,319
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 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.

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.

In St Louis, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $97,200

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the St Louis AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,950 $22,800 $25,650 $28,450 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the St Louis AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,250 $38,000 $42,750 $47,450 $51,250 $55,050 $58,850 $62,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the St Louis AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$53,150 $60,750 $68,350 $75,900 $82,000 $88,050 $94,150 $100,200