Affordable Housing In Bay County
Waiting List Openings In Bay County
|Michigan State Housing Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher||Open Now|
21 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bay County
Housing Authorities that serve Bay County
|Bay County Housing Department||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)|
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|
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 $59,500
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.
|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.
|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.
Cities In Bay County
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