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Affordable Housing In Bear Lake
Kalkaska County, Michigan

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bear Lake

Apple Valley Orchards

4224 Potter Rd
Bear Lake, Michigan
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Housing Authorities that serve Bear Lake

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)
Traverse City Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bear Lake, Michigan

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 3 affordable apartments for rent in Bear Lake, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Bear Lake, Michigan

Bear Lake features 0 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 Bear Lake, Michigan

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bear Lake, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bear Lake, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $667 and $815.

2021 Bear Lake, 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
Bear Lake, Michigan Fair Market Rent $489 $562 $741 $985 $1,072
Bear Lake, Michigan Payment Standard Range $440 to $538 $506 to $618 $667 to $815 $887 to $1,084 $965 to $1,179

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Bear Lake, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 3
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 1.14%
Average Renter Household Size 2.00
Average Household Size 2.10
Median Household Income $33,125 ±$13,673
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 0% ± 1000pp
Total Population 370

Population and Household Demographics

Bear Lake is a city in Kalkaska County, Michigan with a population of 370. There are 176 households in the city with an average household size of 2.10 persons. 1.14% of households in Bear Lake are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bear Lake

The median gross income for households in Bear Lake is $33,125 a year, or $2,760 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bear Lake, a household making less than $0 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 0% of households who rent are overburdened in Bear Lake.

Area Median Income In Bear Lake

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 Bear Lake, the AMI is calculated from all households within Kalkaska County.

In Bear Lake, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,500

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 Bear Lake

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 Bear Lake

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bear Lake 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 Bear Lake 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 Bear Lake 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