Affordable Housing In Big Rapids
12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Big Rapids
Housing Authorities that serve Big Rapids
|Big Rapids Housing Commission||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)|
|Baldwin Housing Commission||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Big Rapids, Michigan
There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 706 affordable apartments for rent in Big Rapids, Michigan.
Income Based Apartments in Big Rapids, Michigan
Big Rapids features 402 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 Big Rapids, Michigan
There are 304 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Big Rapids.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Big Rapids, Michigan
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Big Rapids landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Big Rapids.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Big Rapids, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $661 and $807.
2021 Big Rapids, 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|
|Big Rapids, Michigan Fair Market Rent||$613||$617||$734||$932||$1,001|
|Big Rapids, Michigan Payment Standard Range||$552 to $674||$555 to $679||$661 to $807||$839 to $1,025||$901 to $1,101|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Big Rapids, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||12|
|Total Low Income Apartments||706|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||402|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||60.05%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.54|
|Average Household Size||2.61|
|Median Household Income||$24,956 ±$3,412|
|Median Rent||$533 ±$23|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||55.31% ± 8.17pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Big Rapids is a city in Mecosta County, Michigan with a population of 10,532. There are 2,966 households in the city with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 60.05% of households in Big Rapids are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Big Rapids
The median gross income for households in Big Rapids is $24,956 a year, or $2,080 a month. The median rent for the city is $533 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Big Rapids, a household making less than $1,777 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.31% of households who rent are overburdened in Big Rapids.
Area Median Income In Big Rapids
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 Big Rapids, the AMI is calculated from all households within Mecosta County.
In Big Rapids, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,400
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 Big Rapids
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 Big Rapids
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Big Rapids AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Big Rapids AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Big Rapids AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.