Affordable Housing In Birmingham
Oakland County, Michigan

Waiting List Openings In Birmingham

Multi-County, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications for Alcona, Alpena, Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Crawford, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Iosco, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon and Wexford County will be accepted from August 2, 2022 at 9:00 am, until August 30, 2022 at 3:00 pm ET. 

How to Apply for the Multi-County, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting List.

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Birmingham

Baldwin House

200 Chester St
Birmingham, Michigan
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Birmingham, Michigan

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Birmingham, Michigan

Housing Authority Programs
Detroit Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Moderate Rehabilitation; Family Unification Program (FUP)
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)
Ferndale Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Plymouth Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD); Family Unification Program (FUP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Birmingham, Michigan

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 131 affordable apartments for rent in Birmingham, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Birmingham, Michigan

Birmingham 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 Birmingham, Michigan

There are 131 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Birmingham.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Birmingham, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Birmingham, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $976 and $1,192.

2022 Birmingham, 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
Birmingham, Michigan Fair Market Rent $733 $848 $1,084 $1,371 $1,473
Birmingham, Michigan Payment Standard Range $660 to $806 $763 to $933 $976 to $1,192 $1,234 to $1,508 $1,326 to $1,620

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Birmingham, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 131
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.41%
Average Renter Household Size 1.86
Average Household Size 2.32
Median Household Income $108,135 ±$5,962
Median Rent $1,270 ±$78
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 30.69% ± 4.82pp
Total Population 20,489

Population and Household Demographics

Birmingham is a city in Oakland County, Michigan with a population of 20,489. There are 8,835 households in the city with an average household size of 2.32 persons. 24.41% of households in Birmingham are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Birmingham

The median gross income for households in Birmingham is $108,135 a year, or $9,011 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,270 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Birmingham, a household making less than $4,233 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 30.69% of households who rent are overburdened in Birmingham.

Area Median Income In Birmingham

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 Birmingham, the AMI is calculated from all households within Oakland County.

In Birmingham, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $89,800

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 Birmingham

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 Birmingham

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Birmingham AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,800 $21,500 $24,200 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Birmingham AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$31,350 $35,800 $40,300 $44,750 $48,350 $51,950 $55,500 $59,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Birmingham AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$50,150 $57,300 $64,450 $71,600 $77,350 $83,100 $88,800 $94,550