Arcade Apartments is designed to embrace and
support local St. Louis artists who have a passion for their
art–and a vision to foster and build a sense of community with
fellow artisans. This National Historic Landmark features over
11,000 square feet of shared work and studio spaces available to
residents rent inclusive. Among the exceptional artist amenities
available to residents are a performance studio as well as large
painting, pottery, drawing and photography studios, a
state-of-the-art music and multi-media studio, and music practice
rooms designed for optimal acoustics.
Arcade Apartments participates in an affordable housing program. If at least one member of your household is an artist, and if you meet the housing income guidelines listed below, you are eligible and may apply for an affordable apartment. Please use the information below to help you determine your eligibility.
If your household DOES NOT meet the affordable housing income guidelines, you are still welcome to apply for a market-rate home. Click here for information about our luxury suites at Arcade.
Total household income must be under the following limits based on household size:
- 1 Occupant: $31,320
- 2 Occupants: $35,760
- 3 Occupants: $40,260
- 4 Occupants: $44,700
The household income is based on GROSS annual income (before any deductions), (self-employed artists use Net Income) earned from all sources including wages, social security payments, public assistance, pensions, annuities, interest income, dividends, stocks, bonds, insurance settlements, recurring gifts from family/friends, sales of artwork, etc. Third-party verification will be required of all income, and copies of tax returns and pay stubs may be required.
Look at your last six pay stubs’ gross earnings. Add all six up and divide by six to calculate how much you make, on average, per pay period. Multiply by the number of pay periods per year.
- Weekly = 52
- Bi-Weekly = 26
- Semi Monthly = 24
- Monthly = 12
For self-employed artists you will use your Net Income which is after business expenses, but before personal deductions. You can use our personal worksheet to help you calculate your income and determine if you qualify. Click here for a PDF worksheet or download the Excel file below.