Affordable Housing In Calhoun County

32 Low Income Apartment Communities In Calhoun County

Lincolnshire Townhomes

900-1 Boyd Dr
Albion, Michigan
Income Based
1-3 BR

Brookstone Apartments

5500 Dahlia Dr
Battle Creek, Michigan
Call For Rent
Studio BR

Liberty Commons Townhomes and Apartments

180 Carl Ave
Battle Creek, Michigan

Silver Star Apartments

44 Clark Rd
Battle Creek, Michigan

Bent Tree

59 Laura Lane
Battle Creek, Michigan

Silver Star Apartments

44 Clark Road
Battle Creek, Michigan

Bedford Manor

100 Bedford Rd S
Battle Creek, Michigan

Villas of Charlemagne

709 Toulouse Blvd
Battle Creek, Michigan

Hill House Apartments

337 Champion St
Battle Creek, Michigan
Elderly Supportive Housing

Barneyville Senior Housing

420 S Webster St
Homer, Michigan

Guide To Affordable Housing in Calhoun County, Michigan

There are 32 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,699 affordable apartments for rent in Calhoun County, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Calhoun County, Michigan

Calhoun County features 1,364 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 Calhoun County, Michigan

There are 1,335 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Calhoun County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Calhoun County, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Calhoun County, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $757 and $925.

2022 Calhoun 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
Calhoun County, Michigan Fair Market Rent $602 $670 $841 $1,091 $1,183
Calhoun County, Michigan Payment Standard Range $542 to $662 $603 to $737 $757 to $925 $982 to $1,200 $1,065 to $1,301

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Calhoun County, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 32
Total Low Income Apartments 2,699
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,364
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.67%
Average Renter Household Size 2.25
Average Household Size 2.48
Median Household Income $42,520 ±$1,056
Median Rent $682 ±$13
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.35% ± 3.18pp
Total Population 134,790

Population and Household Demographics

Calhoun County is a county in Michigan with a population of 134,790. There are 52,850 households in the county with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 30.67% of households in Calhoun County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Calhoun County

The median gross income for households in Calhoun County is $42,520 a year, or $3,543 a month. The median rent for the county is $682 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Calhoun County, a household making less than $2,273 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.35% of households who rent are overburdened in Calhoun County.

Area Median Income In Calhoun 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 Calhoun County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,000

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 Calhoun 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 Calhoun County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Calhoun County 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 Calhoun County 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 Calhoun County 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

Cities In Calhoun County

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City Served By
Albion The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Albion are the Albion Housing Commission and Battle Creek Housing Commission.
Battle Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Battle Creek is the Battle Creek Housing Commission.
Bedford Township
Brownlee Park
Emmett Township
Level Park Oak Park
Level Park-Oak Park
Pennfield Township