Affordable Housing In Baraga County

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Baraga County

Hillcrest Manor

412 Michigan Ave
Baraga, Michigan
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Baraga County, Michigan

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 50 affordable apartments for rent in Baraga County, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Baraga County, Michigan

Baraga County features 50 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 Baraga County, Michigan

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Baraga County, Michigan

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Baraga County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Baraga County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Baraga County, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $681 and $833.

2022 Baraga 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
Baraga County, Michigan Fair Market Rent $572 $579 $757 $936 $1,080
Baraga County, Michigan Payment Standard Range $515 to $629 $521 to $637 $681 to $833 $842 to $1,030 $972 to $1,188

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Baraga County, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 50
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 50
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 16.01%
Average Renter Household Size 2.18
Average Household Size 2.14
Median Household Income $39,803 ±$2,514
Median Rent $516 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.23% ± 5.13pp
Total Population 8,690

Population and Household Demographics

Baraga County is a county in Michigan with a population of 8,690. There are 2,974 households in the county with an average household size of 2.14 persons. 16.01% of households in Baraga County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Baraga County

The median gross income for households in Baraga County is $39,803 a year, or $3,317 a month. The median rent for the county is $516 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Baraga County, a household making less than $1,720 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.23% of households who rent are overburdened in Baraga County.

Area Median Income In Baraga 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 Baraga County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,500

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 Baraga 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 Baraga County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Baraga County 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 Baraga County 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 Baraga County 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

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