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Affordable Housing In Benzie County
Michigan


Waiting List Openings In Benzie County

Waiting ListStatus
Michigan State Housing Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon
Michigan State Housing Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Benzie County

Patterson Crossing Apartments.

114 Anchor Pl
Frankfort, Michigan
$645-727
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Diamond House Apartments

7725 First Street
Thompsonville, Michigan

Brooke Town Houses

6540 North Street
Benzonia, Michigan

Gateway Village

218 Day St
Frankfort, Michigan

Brook Apts

6500 North Street
Benzonia, Michigan
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Housing Authorities that serve Benzie County

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 Benzie County, Michigan

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 110 affordable apartments for rent in Benzie County, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Benzie County, Michigan

Benzie County features 74 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 Benzie County, Michigan

There are 36 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Benzie County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Benzie County, Michigan

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Benzie County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Benzie County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Benzie County, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $780 and $954.

2021 Benzie 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
Benzie County, Michigan Fair Market Rent $594 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,205
Benzie County, Michigan Payment Standard Range $535 to $653 $592 to $724 $780 to $954 $970 to $1,186 $1,085 to $1,326

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Benzie County, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 110
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 74
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 14.66%
Average Renter Household Size 2.45
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $47,388 ±$2,287
Median Rent $713 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.43% ± 6pp
Total Population 17,437

Population and Household Demographics

Benzie County is a county in Michigan with a population of 17,437. There are 7,225 households in the county with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 14.66% of households in Benzie County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Benzie County

The median gross income for households in Benzie County is $47,388 a year, or $3,949 a month. The median rent for the county is $713 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Benzie County, a household making less than $2,377 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.43% of households who rent are overburdened in Benzie County.

Area Median Income In Benzie 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 Benzie County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,400

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 Benzie 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 Benzie County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Benzie County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,500 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Benzie County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,150 $27,600 $31,050 $34,450 $37,250 $40,000 $42,750 $45,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Benzie County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,600 $44,100 $49,600 $55,100 $59,550 $63,950 $68,350 $72,750

Cities In Benzie County

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City Served By
Almira The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Almira are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Traverse City Housing Commission.
Bendon The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bendon are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Traverse City Housing Commission.
Benzonia The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Benzonia are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Traverse City Housing Commission.
Benzoniaship The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Benzoniaship are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Traverse City Housing Commission.
Beulah The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Beulah are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Traverse City Housing Commission.
Blaine The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Blaine are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Traverse City Housing Commission.
Colfax The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Colfax are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Traverse City Housing Commission.
Crystal Downs Country Club The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Crystal Downs Country Club are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Traverse City Housing Commission.
Crystal Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Crystal Lake are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Traverse City Housing Commission.
Crystal Mountain The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Crystal Mountain are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Traverse City Housing Commission.
Elberta The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Elberta are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Traverse City Housing Commission.
Frankfort The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Frankfort are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Traverse City Housing Commission.
Gilmore The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gilmore are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Traverse City Housing Commission.
Hardwood Acres The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hardwood Acres are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Traverse City Housing Commission.
Homestead The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Homestead are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Traverse City Housing Commission.
Honor The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Honor are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Traverse City Housing Commission.
Inland The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Inland are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Traverse City Housing Commission.
Joyfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Joyfield are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Traverse City Housing Commission.
Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lake are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Traverse City Housing Commission.
Lake Ann The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lake Ann are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Traverse City Housing Commission.
Maple Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Maple Grove are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Traverse City Housing Commission.
Nessen City The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Nessen City are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Traverse City Housing Commission.
Pilgrim The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pilgrim are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Traverse City Housing Commission.
Platte The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Platte are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Traverse City Housing Commission.
Thompsonville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Thompsonville are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Traverse City Housing Commission.
Weldon The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Weldon are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Traverse City Housing Commission.