; Low Income Apartments For Rent in Vandalia, MO

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Windwood Apartments

200 N Gaslight Rd
Vandalia, Missouri
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1200 S Maple St
Vandalia, Missouri
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There are 32 low-income apartments in Vandalia that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 78 low-income homes in Vandalia where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $268 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on October 30th, 2019. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Vandalia, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Vandalia Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Lincoln County Public Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
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Vandalia, Missouri Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Vandalia, Missouri

Vandalia features 78 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 Vandalia, Missouri

There are 32 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Vandalia.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Vandalia, Missouri

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Vandalia landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Vandalia.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Vandalia, Missouri for a two-bedroom apartment is between $673 and $823.

2023 Vandalia, 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
Vandalia, Missouri Fair Market Rent $551 $597 $748 $977 $1,005
Vandalia, Missouri Payment Standard Range $496 to $606 $537 to $657 $673 to $823 $879 to $1,075 $905 to $1,106

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Vandalia, MO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 110
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 78
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.44%
Average Renter Household Size 2.32
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $33,958 ±$4,465
Median Rent $486 ±$77
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 26.47% ± 11.72pp
Total Population 4,126

Population and Household Demographics

Vandalia is a city in Audrain County, Missouri with a population of 4,126. There are 1,153 households in the city with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 32.44% of households in Vandalia are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Vandalia

The median gross income for households in Vandalia is $33,958 a year, or $2,830 a month. The median rent for the city is $486 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Vandalia, a household making less than $1,620 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 26.47% of households who rent are overburdened in Vandalia.

Area Median Income In Vandalia

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 Vandalia, the AMI is calculated from all households within Audrain County.

In Vandalia, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,100

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 Vandalia

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 Vandalia

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Vandalia AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,580 $19,720 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $39,000 $41,700 $44,400
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Vandalia AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,550 $26,900 $30,250 $33,600 $36,300 $39,000 $41,700 $44,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Vandalia AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,650 $43,000 $48,400 $53,750 $58,050 $62,350 $66,650 $70,950