Affordable Housing In Clare
Clare County, Michigan

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Clare

Brookwood Gardens

202 Mary St
Clare, Michigan
1-2 BR

Rosewood Manor Apartments CO Stratford Group

225 Mary St
Clare, Michigan

Pebblestone Manor CO Stratford Group

305 Briarwood Dr
Clare, Michigan

Gateway Village

235 Gateway Dr
Clare, Michigan

Briarwood Apartments

304 Briarwood St
Clare, Michigan

Clarecastle Senior Housing

144 W 4th St
Clare, Michigan

Clarendon Glen Apartments CO Watermark Mgmt

230 Mary St
Clare, Michigan
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Clare, 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 Clare, 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 Clare, Michigan

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 379 affordable apartments for rent in Clare, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Clare, Michigan

Clare features 319 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 Clare, Michigan

There are 60 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Clare.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Clare, Michigan

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

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

2022 Clare, 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
Clare, Michigan Fair Market Rent $524 $575 $757 $1,016 $1,163
Clare, Michigan Payment Standard Range $472 to $576 $518 to $633 $681 to $833 $914 to $1,118 $1,047 to $1,279

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Clare, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 379
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 319
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.34%
Average Renter Household Size 1.62
Average Household Size 2.07
Median Household Income $27,880 ±$5,944
Median Rent $521 ±$71
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.33% ± 14.34pp
Total Population 3,042

Population and Household Demographics

Clare is a city in Clare County, Michigan with a population of 3,042. There are 1,417 households in the city with an average household size of 2.07 persons. 42.34% of households in Clare are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Clare

The median gross income for households in Clare is $27,880 a year, or $2,323 a month. The median rent for the city is $521 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Clare, a household making less than $1,737 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.33% of households who rent are overburdened in Clare.

Area Median Income In Clare

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 Clare, the AMI is calculated from all households within Clare County.

In Clare, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $48,900

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 Clare

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 Clare

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Clare 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 Clare 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 Clare 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