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Affordable Housing In Clarkston
Oakland County, Michigan


Waiting List Openings In Clarkston

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

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Clarkston

Springhill 1

8411 Perry Lake Rd
Clarkston, Michigan
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Bridgewater Park Phase II

5801 Bridgewater Dr
Clarkston, Michigan
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Housing Authorities that serve Clarkston

Housing Authority Programs
Detroit Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Moderate Rehabilitation; Family Unification Program (FUP)
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)
Ferndale Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Clarkston, Michigan

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 182 affordable apartments for rent in Clarkston, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Clarkston, Michigan

Clarkston features 6 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 Clarkston, Michigan

There are 176 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Clarkston.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Clarkston, Michigan

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Clarkston landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Clarkston.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Clarkston, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $879 and $1,075.

2020 Clarkston, 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 $639 $764 $977 $1,266 $1,376
Payment Standard Range $575 to $703 $688 to $840 $879 to $1,075 $1,139 to $1,393 $1,238 to $1,514

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Clarkston, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 182
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 6
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.33%
Average Renter Household Size 1.40
Average Household Size 2.26
Median Household Income $69,000 ±$20,289
Median Rent $802 ±$39
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.85% ± 14.14pp
Total Population 922

Population and Household Demographics

Clarkston is a city in Oakland County, Michigan with a population of 922. There are 408 households in the city with an average household size of 2.26 persons. 33.33% of households in Clarkston are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Clarkston

The median gross income for households in Clarkston is $69,000 a year, or $5,750 a month. The median rent for the city is $802 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Clarkston, a household making less than $2,673 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.85% of households who rent are overburdened in Clarkston.

Area Median Income In Clarkston

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 Clarkston, the AMI is calculated from all households within Oakland County.

In Clarkston, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,500

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 Clarkston

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 Clarkston

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,500 $18,850 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,500 $31,400 $35,350 $39,250 $42,400 $45,550 $48,700 $51,850
80% of Median $44,000 $50,250 $56,550 $62,800 $67,850 $72,850 $77,900 $82,900