Affordable Housing In Caro
Tuscola County, Michigan

Waiting List Openings In Caro

Multi-County, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting List

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5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Caro

Caro Senior Citizens Ldha

1601 W. Gilford Rd
Caro, Michigan
Income Based
1-2 BR

Grandview Estates

156 E Deckerville Rd
Caro, Michigan

Countryside Acres

25 Elmdor Dr
Caro, Michigan

Montague Place Apartments American Preferred

200 S State St
Caro, Michigan

Caro Alpine South Mi Asset Group Llc

1544 Van Geisen Road
Caro, Michigan
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Caro, 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 Caro, Michigan

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 Caro, Michigan

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 220 affordable apartments for rent in Caro, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Caro, Michigan

Caro features 148 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 Caro, Michigan

There are 72 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Caro.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Caro, Michigan

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Caro landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Caro.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Caro, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $681 and $833.

2022 Caro, 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
Caro, Michigan Fair Market Rent $524 $626 $757 $1,050 $1,108
Caro, Michigan Payment Standard Range $472 to $576 $563 to $689 $681 to $833 $945 to $1,155 $997 to $1,219

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Caro, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 220
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 148
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.83%
Average Renter Household Size 1.54
Average Household Size 2.17
Median Household Income $34,388 ±$3,590
Median Rent $610 ±$51
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.65% ± 14.73pp
Total Population 4,142

Population and Household Demographics

Caro is a city in Tuscola County, Michigan with a population of 4,142. There are 1,775 households in the city with an average household size of 2.17 persons. 39.83% of households in Caro are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Caro

The median gross income for households in Caro is $34,388 a year, or $2,866 a month. The median rent for the city is $610 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Caro, a household making less than $2,033 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.65% of households who rent are overburdened in Caro.

Area Median Income In Caro

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 Caro, the AMI is calculated from all households within Tuscola County.

In Caro, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,900

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 Caro

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 Caro

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Caro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,050 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Caro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,050 $28,600 $32,200 $35,750 $38,650 $41,500 $44,350 $47,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Caro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,050 $45,800 $51,500 $57,200 $61,800 $66,400 $70,950 $75,550