St Louis, Missouri Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 12,319 income based apartments in St Louis where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 9,744 affordable apartments in St Louis that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in St Louis, Missouri

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in St Louis. Go to the Missouri Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near St Louis.

Park Place

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

Castle Park Apartments

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

Ollie Langhorst

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

Winter Garden

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

Heritage Senior Apartments

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
Rent Assisted

Covenant Place

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

Chippewa Park

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

Etzel Place Apartments, Phase 3

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

Eads Square

2700 Henrietta St
St Louis, Missouri
Income Based
1 BR
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Affordable Housing Near St Louis

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City Apartments
Saint Louis, MO Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Saint Louis.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

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
Go to the Missouri Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near St Louis.

St Louis, Missouri Affordable Housing Data

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 9,744 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 $899 and $1,099.

2023 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 $748 $795 $999 $1,294 $1,512
St Louis, Missouri Payment Standard Range $673 to $823 $716 to $875 $899 to $1,099 $1,165 to $1,423 $1,361 to $1,663

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

St Louis, MO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 398
Total Low Income Apartments 22,867
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