Affordable Housing In Calhoun County
32 Low Income Apartment Communities In Calhoun County
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 AffordableHousingOnline.com 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|
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
|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 Calhoun County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|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.
|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.
Cities In Calhoun County
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|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.|
|Level Park Oak Park|
|Level Park-Oak Park|