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Affordable Housing In Bay County
Michigan

21 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bay County

Pineview Apartments

854 N Pine Rd
Essexville, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Baytown

1114 N Jackson St
Bay City, Michigan
Subsidized

Bradley House

100 Fifteenth St
Bay City, Michigan
Subsidized

Maplewood Manor - Bay City

1200 N Madison Ave
Bay City, Michigan
Subsidized

The Village of Hampton Meadows

668 N Pine Rd
Bay City, Michigan
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Bramblewood Coop 1

3258 Kiesel Rd
Bay City, Michigan
Subsidized

Maloney Manor

210 Fitzhugh St
Bay City, Michigan

Center Ridge Arms

798 N Pine Rd
Essexville, Michigan

Erin Manor

Erin Ct
Auburn, Michigan

Country Meadows

115 Country Meadows Ln
Bay City, Michigan

Housing Authorities that serve Bay County

Housing Authority Programs
Bay County Housing Department Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bay County, Michigan

There are 21 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,863 affordable apartments for rent in Bay County, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Bay County, Michigan

Bay County features 1,338 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 Bay County, Michigan

There are 525 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bay County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bay County, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bay County, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $698 and $854.

2021 Bay 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
Bay County, Michigan Fair Market Rent $512 $589 $776 $1,020 $1,064
Bay County, Michigan Payment Standard Range $461 to $563 $530 to $648 $698 to $854 $918 to $1,122 $958 to $1,170

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Bay County, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 21
Total Low Income Apartments 1,863
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,338
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.26%
Average Renter Household Size 2.06
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Household Income $45,583 ±$1,434
Median Rent $657 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.5% ± 3.86pp
Total Population 106,698

Population and Household Demographics

Bay County is a county in Michigan with a population of 106,698. There are 43,565 households in the county with an average household size of 2.42 persons. 22.26% of households in Bay County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bay County

The median gross income for households in Bay County is $45,583 a year, or $3,799 a month. The median rent for the county is $657 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bay County, a household making less than $2,190 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.5% of households who rent are overburdened in Bay County.

Area Median Income In Bay 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 Bay County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,500

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 Bay 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 Bay County

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 Bay 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 Bay 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 Bay 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

Cities In Bay County

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City Served By
Auburn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Auburn is the Bay County Housing Department.
Bangor Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bangor Township is the Bay County Housing Department.
Bay City The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bay City are the Bay City Housing Commission and Bay County Housing Department.
Beaver The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beaver is the Bay County Housing Department.
Essexville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Essexville is the Bay County Housing Department.
Frankenlust The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Frankenlust is the Bay County Housing Department.
Fraser The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fraser is the Bay County Housing Department.
Garfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Garfield is the Bay County Housing Department.
Gibson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gibson is the Bay County Housing Department.
Hampton Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hampton Township is the Bay County Housing Department.
Kawkawlin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kawkawlin is the Bay County Housing Department.
Merritt The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Merritt is the Bay County Housing Department.
Midland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Midland is the Bay County Housing Department.
Monitor Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Monitor Township is the Bay County Housing Department.
Mount Forest The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Forest is the Bay County Housing Department.
Pinconning The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pinconning is the Bay County Housing Department.
Pinconningship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pinconningship is the Bay County Housing Department.
Portsmouth Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Portsmouth Township is the Bay County Housing Department.
Williams Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Williams Township is the Bay County Housing Department.