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Birchwood Meadows

2550 Grant St
Alpena, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Samaritas Affordable Living Alpena

210 Wilson St
Alpena, Michigan
S. 202
Income Based
1 BR

Carriage House Senior Apartments

451 Pinecrest St
Alpena, Michigan
S. 515 Rural
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Pine Meadow

481 Pine Meadow Ln
Alpena, Michigan

Riverview Apartments

315 River St
Alpena, Michigan
Public Housing
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There are 336 low-income apartments in Alpena that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 508 low-income homes in Alpena where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $257 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on February 14th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Alpena, Michigan

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
Alpena Housing Commission Public Housing
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)
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Alpena, Michigan Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Alpena, Michigan

Alpena features 508 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 Alpena, Michigan

There are 336 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Alpena.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Alpena, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Alpena, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $743 and $909.

2023 Alpena, 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
Alpena, Michigan Fair Market Rent $571 $668 $826 $1,108 $1,310
Alpena, Michigan Payment Standard Range $514 to $628 $601 to $735 $743 to $909 $997 to $1,219 $1,179 to $1,441

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Alpena, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 844
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 508
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.56%
Average Renter Household Size 2.02
Average Household Size 2.21
Median Household Income $34,087 ±$2,841
Median Rent $549 ±$34
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.8% ± 7.83pp
Total Population 10,273

Population and Household Demographics

Alpena is a city in Alpena County, Michigan with a population of 10,273. There are 4,499 households in the city with an average household size of 2.21 persons. 38.56% of households in Alpena are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Alpena

The median gross income for households in Alpena is $34,087 a year, or $2,841 a month. The median rent for the city is $549 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Alpena, a household making less than $1,830 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.8% of households who rent are overburdened in Alpena.

Area Median Income In Alpena

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 Alpena, the AMI is calculated from all households within Alpena County.

In Alpena, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,600

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 Alpena

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 Alpena

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Alpena AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,900 $19,720 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,000
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Alpena AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$26,500 $30,300 $34,100 $37,850 $40,900 $43,950 $46,950 $50,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Alpena AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$42,400 $48,450 $54,500 $60,550 $65,400 $70,250 $75,100 $79,950