Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Clare, MI

Discover affordable housing in Clare where there are 7+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Brookwood Gardens

202 Mary St , Clare, Michigan 48617

Clarendon Glen Apartments CO Watermark Mgmt

230 Mary St, Clare, Michigan 48617

Pebblestone Manor CO Stratford Group

305 Briarwood Dr, Clare, Michigan 48617

Rosewood Manor Apartments CO Stratford Group

225 Mary St, Clare, Michigan 48617

Gateway Village

235 Gateway Dr, Clare, Michigan 48617

Clarecastle Senior Housing

144 W 4th St, Clare, Michigan 48617

Briarwood Apartments

304 Briarwood St, Clare, Michigan 48617

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Clare, Michigan
$6.81 (+66%) more than Michigan minimum wage and $9.89 (+136%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs for Clare, Michigan.

Go to the Michigan Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Clare.

How many renters live in Clare, Michigan?

The City of Clare has 3,367 people living in 1,405 households.

There are 1,323 renters living in 564 renter households in this City. Renters make up 39.29 percent of the population living in Clare.

What is the rental market like in Clare, Michigan?

There are an estimated 1,637 housing units in the Clare area. Of these, 701 units are rental homes, making up 43 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Clare, Michigan, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Clare?

The rental vacancy rate in Clare is 20 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Clare for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Clare
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
39 125 238 101 61
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Clare

A large number of apartments in Clare have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Clare are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 45 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 15 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Clare

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $633 to $1,516. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $633
One BR $689
Two BR $905
Three BR $1,170
Four BR $1,516
2024 Fair Market Rents in Clare, Michigan

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Clare?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 20 51 percent
One BR 92 74 percent
Two BR 177 74 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Clare, Michigan

How many affordable rental units are in Clare?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Clare, Michigan including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 133
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 173
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 74
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Clare, Michigan

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Clare, Michigan

Clare features 247 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 $815 and $996.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.