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.
There are 9,744 low-income apartments in St Louis that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in St Louis, Missouri can range from $100 to $1,331 depending on the number of bedrooms.
Rental assistance programs support 12,319 low-income homes in St Louis where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $287 towards rent each month.
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:
|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|
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.
There are 9,744 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in St Louis.
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.
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.
|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|
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.
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.
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 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.
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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.
|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.
|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.