ESLHA Affordable Housing
Would you like to save a significant amount of money for your family each month? Who wouldn't? ESLHA makes comfortable living affordable for you and your family. When you rent with ESLHA, you enjoy so many features and conveniences, you won't believe all you get at a rate that's affordable for your family.
ESLHA rental properties are located in neighborhoods throughout the city of East St. Louis and St. Clair County. ESLHA offers families and individuals many choices of rental opportunities that are close to schools, jobs, churches, shopping, community and cultural centers and everthing else that makes your neighborhood, your home.
What is Public Housing?
Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single family houses to apartments for elderly families.
There are approximately 1.3 million households living in public housing units, managed by some 3,300 Housing Authorities (HA)s. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers Federal aid to local housing agencies (HAs) that manage the housing for residents at rents they can afford. HUD furnishes technical and professional assistance in planning, developing and managing these developments.
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What are Tenant Based Vouchers?
A Tenant Based Voucher covers the gap between what a low-income family can afford and what the private market demands for rental housing. The program allows low-income families more housing options throughout St. Clair County since it utilizes the private rental market. An TBV family pays up to 30 percent of their income toward the rent and ESLHA pays a direct subsidy called a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) to the property owner or management company to cover the balance of the monthly rent.
Properties in the TBV program are owned and managed by private property owners The maintenance, lease enforcement and tenant screening is the responsibilty of the building owner or management company.