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Affordable Housing In Alger County
Michigan


Waiting List Openings In Alger County

Waiting ListStatus
Michigan State Housing Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Alger County

Chatham Manor Apartments

202 Gladstone St
Chatham, Michigan
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Jericho House

410 Elm Ave
Munising, Michigan
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Lakeshore Manor Hillside

200 City Park Dr
Munising, Michigan
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Housing Authorities that serve Alger County

Housing Authority Programs
Michigan State Housing Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Alger County, Michigan

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 101 affordable apartments for rent in Alger County, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Alger County, Michigan

Alger County features 101 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 Alger County, Michigan

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Alger County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Alger County, Michigan

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Alger County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Alger County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Alger County, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $661 and $807.

2021 Alger County, Michigan 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
Alger County, Michigan Fair Market Rent $503 $591 $734 $913 $1,040
Alger County, Michigan Payment Standard Range $453 to $553 $532 to $650 $661 to $807 $822 to $1,004 $936 to $1,144

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Alger County, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 101
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 101
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 14.21%
Average Renter Household Size 2.41
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $39,300 ±$3,165
Median Rent $595 ±$46
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.44% ± 11.37pp
Total Population 9,476

Population and Household Demographics

Alger County is a county in Michigan with a population of 9,476. There are 3,470 households in the county with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 14.21% of households in Alger County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Alger County

The median gross income for households in Alger County is $39,300 a year, or $3,275 a month. The median rent for the county is $595 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Alger County, a household making less than $1,983 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.44% of households who rent are overburdened in Alger County.

Area Median Income In Alger County

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 Alger County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,000

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 Alger County

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 Alger County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Alger County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,450 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $42,200
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Alger County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,400 $25,600 $28,800 $31,950 $34,550 $37,100 $39,650 $42,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Alger County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,800 $40,900 $46,000 $51,100 $55,200 $59,300 $63,400 $67,500

Cities In Alger County

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City Served By
Au Train The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Au Train is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Burt The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Burt is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Chatham The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chatham is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Grand Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grand Island is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
L'anse The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves L'anse is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Limestone The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Limestone is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Mathias The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mathias is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Munising The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Munising are the Munising Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Munisingship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Munisingship is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Onota The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Onota is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Rock River The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rock River is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.