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Affordable Housing In Cass County
Michigan


Waiting List Openings In Cass County

Waiting ListStatus
Michigan State Housing Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cass County

Riverside Apartments

550 Riverside Dr
Dowagiac, Michigan
Subsidized

Green Park Townhomes

400 Green Park Dr
Mason, Michigan
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Dowagiac Villa

300 Cleveland St
Dowagiac, Michigan
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Mapleview Apartments

417 Graham St
Cassopolis, Michigan
Subsidized

Vineyard Place

508 Vineyard Place Dr
Dowagiac, Michigan
Subsidized

Woodland Apartments

500 Woodland Street A-1 
Marcellus, Michigan

Indian Hills Apartments

400 Cleveland St
Dowagiac, Michigan
Subsidized

Stone Lake Woods Inc

335 W State St
Cassopolis, Michigan
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Chestnut Twr Parkside

100 Chestnut St
Dowagiac, Michigan

Eagles Wood Apartments and Senior Residence

29509 Amerihost Dr
Dowagiac, Michigan

Housing Authorities that serve Cass County

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 Cass County, Michigan

There are 17 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,043 affordable apartments for rent in Cass County, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Cass County, Michigan

Cass County features 813 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 Cass County, Michigan

There are 230 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cass County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cass County, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cass County, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $722 and $882.

2021 Cass 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
Cass County, Michigan Fair Market Rent $529 $609 $802 $1,026 $1,088
Cass County, Michigan Payment Standard Range $476 to $582 $548 to $670 $722 to $882 $923 to $1,129 $979 to $1,197

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Cass County, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 1,043
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 813
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 17.39%
Average Renter Household Size 2.77
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $46,570 ±$1,880
Median Rent $698 ±$34
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.53% ± 4.6pp
Total Population 51,952

Population and Household Demographics

Cass County is a county in Michigan with a population of 51,952. There are 20,101 households in the county with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 17.39% of households in Cass County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cass County

The median gross income for households in Cass County is $46,570 a year, or $3,881 a month. The median rent for the county is $698 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cass County, a household making less than $2,327 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.53% of households who rent are overburdened in Cass County.

Area Median Income In Cass 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 Cass County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,900

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 Cass 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 Cass County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Cass County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,850 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $43,500
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Cass County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,100 $26,400 $29,700 $32,950 $35,600 $38,250 $40,900 $43,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Cass County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,900 $42,200 $47,450 $52,700 $56,950 $61,150 $65,350 $69,600

Cities In Cass County

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City Served By
Calvin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Calvin is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Cassopolis The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cassopolis is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Dowagiac The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dowagiac are the Dowagiac Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Edwardsburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Edwardsburg is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Howard The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Howard is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Jefferson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jefferson is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
LaGrange The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves LaGrange is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Marcellus The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marcellus is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Marcellusship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marcellusship is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Mason The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mason is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Milton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Milton is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Newberg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newberg is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Ontwa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ontwa is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Penn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Penn is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Pokagon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pokagon is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Porter The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Porter is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Silver Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Silver Creek is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Vandalia The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vandalia is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Volinia The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Volinia is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Wayne The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wayne is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.