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Affordable Housing In Berrien County
Michigan

38 Low Income Apartment Communities In Berrien County

Parkview Apartments

613 N Front St Suite A
Niles, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Berrien Homes

1901 Council Dr
Benton Harbor, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Vineyards

3355 S Lakeshore Dr
Saint Joseph, Michigan
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Tri - City Village

541 N Main St
Watervliet, Michigan
Subsidized

Berkshire Niles

10 North 3rd Street
Niles, Michigan

Benton Manor Coop I

197 Madeline Ave
Benton Harbor, Michigan
Subsidized

Briar Crest I

680 Platt St
Niles, Michigan
Subsidized

Country View Apartments and Townhouses II

1946 E Britain Ave
Benton Harbor, Michigan
Subsidized

River Terrace

300 River Terrace Dr
Benton Harbor, Michigan
Subsidized

Lake Pines Apartments

2667 Lake Pine Dr
Saint Joseph, Michigan
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Berrien 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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Berrien County, Michigan

There are 38 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,372 affordable apartments for rent in Berrien County, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Berrien County, Michigan

Berrien County features 2,371 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 Berrien County, Michigan

There are 997 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Berrien County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Berrien County, Michigan

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Berrien County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Berrien County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Berrien County, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $721 and $881.

2021 Berrien 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
Berrien County, Michigan Fair Market Rent $615 $619 $801 $1,034 $1,196
Berrien County, Michigan Payment Standard Range $554 to $677 $557 to $681 $721 to $881 $931 to $1,137 $1,076 to $1,316

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Berrien County, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 38
Total Low Income Apartments 3,372
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,371
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.1%
Average Renter Household Size 2.34
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $44,993 ±$1,009
Median Rent $674 ±$13
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.48% ± 2.62pp
Total Population 155,565

Population and Household Demographics

Berrien County is a county in Michigan with a population of 155,565. There are 61,167 households in the county with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 29.1% of households in Berrien County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Berrien County

The median gross income for households in Berrien County is $44,993 a year, or $3,749 a month. The median rent for the county is $674 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Berrien County, a household making less than $2,247 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.48% of households who rent are overburdened in Berrien County.

Area Median Income In Berrien 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 Berrien County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,900

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 Berrien 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 Berrien 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 Berrien County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,100 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Berrien County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,450 $26,800 $30,150 $33,500 $36,200 $38,900 $41,550 $44,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Berrien County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,550 $42,900 $48,250 $53,600 $57,900 $62,200 $66,500 $70,800

Cities In Berrien County

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City Served By
Bainbridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bainbridge is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Baroda The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Baroda is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Barodaship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Barodaship is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Benton Harbor The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Benton Harbor are the Benton Harbor Housing Commission, Benton Township Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Benton Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Benton Heights is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Benton Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Benton Township is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Berrien The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Berrien is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Berrien Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Berrien Springs is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Bertrand The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bertrand is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Bridgman The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bridgman is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Buchanan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Buchanan is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Buchananship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Buchananship is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Chikaming The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chikaming is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Coloma The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coloma is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Coloma Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coloma Township is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Eau Claire The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eau Claire is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Fair Plain The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fair Plain is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Galien The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Galien is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Galienship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Galienship is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Grand Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grand Beach is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Hagar The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hagar is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Lake Michigan Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Michigan Beach is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Lake Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Township is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Lincoln Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lincoln Township is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Michiana The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Michiana is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
New Buffalo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Buffalo is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
New Buffaloship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Buffaloship is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
New Troy The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Troy is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Niles The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Niles are the Niles Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Nilesship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nilesship is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Oronoko Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oronoko Township is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Paw Paw Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Paw Paw Lake is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Pipestone The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pipestone is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Royalton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Royalton is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Saint Joseph The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Saint Joseph is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Shoreham The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shoreham is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Shorewood Tower Hills Harbert The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shorewood Tower Hills Harbert is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Shorewood-Tower Hills-Harbert The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shorewood-Tower Hills-Harbert is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Sodus The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sodus is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
St Joseph The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve St Joseph are the Saint Joseph Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
St. Joseph The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Joseph is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
St. Joseph Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Joseph Township is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Stevensville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stevensville is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Three Oaks The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Three Oaks is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Three Oaksship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Three Oaksship is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Watervliet The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Watervliet is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Watervlietship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Watervlietship is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Weesaw The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Weesaw is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.