Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. 

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Affordable Housing In Bad Axe
Huron County, Michigan

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bad Axe

Port Crescent Apartments

219 Watkins Place
Bad Axe, Michigan

Village Square Apartments Kmg Prestige, Inc

60 Cook Dr
Bad Axe, Michigan

Port Crescent Apartments CO Medallion Mgmt

151 Watkins Pl
Bad Axe, Michigan

The Woods Apartments

1151 E Hopson St
Bad Axe, Michigan
  • «
  • 1
  • »

Housing Authorities that serve Bad Axe

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 Bad Axe, Michigan

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 432 affordable apartments for rent in Bad Axe, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Bad Axe, Michigan

Bad Axe features 400 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 Bad Axe, Michigan

There are 32 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bad Axe.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bad Axe, Michigan

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

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

2021 Bad Axe, 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
Bad Axe, Michigan Fair Market Rent $555 $559 $734 $923 $1,078
Bad Axe, Michigan Payment Standard Range $500 to $611 $503 to $615 $661 to $807 $831 to $1,015 $970 to $1,186

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Bad Axe, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 432
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 400
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.88%
Average Renter Household Size 2.09
Average Household Size 2.21
Median Household Income $32,765 ±$4,736
Median Rent $619 ±$45
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 62.34% ± 15.87pp
Total Population 3,052

Population and Household Demographics

Bad Axe is a city in Huron County, Michigan with a population of 3,052. There are 1,299 households in the city with an average household size of 2.21 persons. 40.88% of households in Bad Axe are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bad Axe

The median gross income for households in Bad Axe is $32,765 a year, or $2,730 a month. The median rent for the city is $619 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bad Axe, a household making less than $2,063 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 62.34% of households who rent are overburdened in Bad Axe.

Area Median Income In Bad Axe

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 Bad Axe, the AMI is calculated from all households within Huron County.

In Bad Axe, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,600

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 Bad Axe

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 Bad Axe

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bad Axe AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,550 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,000 $42,600
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Bad Axe AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,600 $25,800 $29,050 $32,250 $34,850 $37,450 $40,000 $42,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Bad Axe AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,150 $41,300 $46,450 $51,600 $55,750 $59,900 $64,000 $68,150