Affordable Housing In Chelsea
Washtenaw County, Michigan

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Chelsea

Sharon Ann Apartments

533 N Main St
Chelsea, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Pines, The

325 Wilkinson St
Chelsea, Michigan
Accepts Vouchers

Village Apartments Kmg Prestige, Inc

250 Wilkinson St
Chelsea, Michigan
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Housing Authorities that serve Chelsea

Housing Authority Programs
Ann Arbor Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Moving to Work; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Chelsea, Michigan

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 181 affordable apartments for rent in Chelsea, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Chelsea, Michigan

Chelsea features 66 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 Chelsea, Michigan

There are 115 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Chelsea.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Chelsea, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Chelsea, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,012 and $1,236.

2020 Chelsea, 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
Fair Market Rent $900 $921 $1,124 $1,445 $1,767
Payment Standard Range $810 to $990 $829 to $1,013 $1,012 to $1,236 $1,301 to $1,590 $1,590 to $1,944

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Chelsea, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 181
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 66
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.79%
Average Renter Household Size 1.75
Average Household Size 2.17
Median Household Income $59,292 ±$3,977
Median Rent $981 ±$71
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.01% ± 10.76pp
Total Population 5,126

Population and Household Demographics

Chelsea is a City in Washtenaw County, Michigan with a population of 5,126. There are 2,307 households in the city with an average household size of 2.17 persons. 40.79% of households in Chelsea are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Chelsea

The median gross income for households in Chelsea is $59,292 a year, or $4,941 a month. The median rent for the city is $981 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Chelsea, a household making less than $3,270 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.01% of households who rent are overburdened in Chelsea.1

Area Median Income In Chelsea

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 Chelsea, the AMI is calculated from all households within Washtenaw County.

In Chelsea, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $101,200

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 Chelsea

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 Chelsea

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,250 $24,300 $27,350 $30,350 $32,800 $35,250 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $35,450 $40,500 $45,550 $50,600 $54,650 $58,700 $62,750 $66,800
80% of Median $52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,500 $81,550 $87,600 $93,650 $99,700