Delta County, Michigan Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 914 income based apartments in Delta County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 305 affordable apartments in Delta County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Delta County, Michigan

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Delta County. Go to the Michigan Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Delta County.

West Highland Apartments

2701 1st Ave S
Escanaba, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted

SAND HILL TOWNHOMES

701 26TH ST
Escanaba, Michigan
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Les Cheneaux Apartments

825 S 26th St
Escanaba, Michigan
Income Based
1-3 BR
Affordable

House of Ludington

223 Ludington Street
Escanaba, Michigan
Affordable

Thorntree Apartments

3100 Thorntree Drive #29 
Gladstone, Michigan
Affordable

Lakeview Apartments

610 Railway Avenue
Gladstone, Michigan
Rent Assisted

Bridgewood Central

800 S 26th St
Escanaba, Michigan
Rent Assisted

Thorntree

2999 County Rd 420
Gladstone, Michigan
Affordable

Mf - Dev 1063 Escanaba Family

100-198 S 5th St
Escanaba, Michigan
Affordable

Willow Creek II CO Pk Housing

2416 8th Ave S
Escanaba, Michigan
Rent Assisted
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Affordable Housing In Delta County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Delta County

City Apartments
Escanaba, MI Affordable Housing programs support 12 apartment communities in Escanaba.
Baldwin, MI Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Baldwin.
Gladstone, MI Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Gladstone.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Delta County, 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

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

Delta County, Michigan Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Delta County, Michigan

Delta County features 914 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 Delta County, Michigan

There are 305 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Delta County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Delta County, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Delta County, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $743 and $909.

2023 Delta 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
Delta County, Michigan Fair Market Rent $623 $628 $826 $1,103 $1,407
Delta County, Michigan Payment Standard Range $561 to $685 $565 to $691 $743 to $909 $993 to $1,213 $1,266 to $1,548

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Delta County, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 1,219
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 914
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.45%
Average Renter Household Size 1.91
Average Household Size 2.30
Median Household Income $42,031 ±$1,976
Median Rent $537 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.88% ± 5.2pp
Total Population 36,712

Population and Household Demographics

Delta County is a county in Michigan with a population of 36,712. There are 15,685 households in the county with an average household size of 2.30 persons. 21.45% of households in Delta County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Delta County

The median gross income for households in Delta County is $42,031 a year, or $3,503 a month. The median rent for the county is $537 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Delta County, a household making less than $1,790 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.88% of households who rent are overburdened in Delta County.

Area Median Income In Delta 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 Delta County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,300

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 Delta 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 Delta County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Delta County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,050 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Delta County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,050 $28,600 $32,200 $35,750 $38,650 $41,500 $44,350 $47,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Delta County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,050 $45,800 $51,500 $57,200 $61,800 $66,400 $70,950 $75,550