Affordable Housing In Augusta
Kalamazoo County, Michigan

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Augusta

Augusta Lp

500 W. Jefferson St
Augusta, Michigan
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Augusta, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Augusta, Michigan

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 Augusta, Michigan

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 18 affordable apartments for rent in Augusta, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Augusta, Michigan

Augusta features 18 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 Augusta, Michigan

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Augusta, Michigan

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Augusta landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Augusta.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Augusta, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $791 and $967.

2022 Augusta, 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
Augusta, Michigan Fair Market Rent $613 $711 $879 $1,160 $1,252
Augusta, Michigan Payment Standard Range $552 to $674 $640 to $782 $791 to $967 $1,044 to $1,276 $1,127 to $1,377

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Augusta, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 18
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 18
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.38%
Average Renter Household Size 2.22
Average Household Size 2.54
Median Household Income $43,375 ±$9,613
Median Rent $708 ±$80
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.04% ± 20.76pp
Total Population 878

Population and Household Demographics

Augusta is a city in Kalamazoo County, Michigan with a population of 878. There are 345 households in the city with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 26.38% of households in Augusta are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Augusta

The median gross income for households in Augusta is $43,375 a year, or $3,615 a month. The median rent for the city is $708 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Augusta, a household making less than $2,360 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.04% of households who rent are overburdened in Augusta.

Area Median Income In Augusta

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 Augusta, the AMI is calculated from all households within Kalamazoo County.

In Augusta, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,400

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 Augusta

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 Augusta

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Augusta AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,250 $18,600 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Augusta AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,100 $31,000 $34,850 $38,700 $41,800 $44,900 $48,000 $51,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Augusta AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$43,350 $49,550 $55,750 $61,900 $66,900 $71,850 $76,800 $81,750