Escanaba, Michigan Affordable Housing

Waiting Lists in Escanaba, Michigan

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list opening soon in Escanaba.

Go to the Michigan Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Escanaba.

Finding Affordable Housing in Escanaba, Michigan

There are 154 low-income apartments in Escanaba that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 566 low-income homes in Escanaba where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $279 towards rent each month.

West Highland Apartments

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


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

House of Ludington

223 Ludington Street
Escanaba, Michigan

Bridgewood Central

800 S 26th St
Escanaba, Michigan
Rent Assisted

Mf - Dev 1063 Escanaba Family

100-198 S 5th St
Escanaba, Michigan

Willow Creek II CO Pk Housing

2416 8th Ave S
Escanaba, Michigan
Rent Assisted

Meadowbrook Senior Apartments

3610 8th Ave S
Escanaba, Michigan

Willow Creek Elderly II

2424 8th Ave S
Escanaba, Michigan

Willowgrove Townhomes

850 S 38th St
Escanaba, Michigan
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Affordable rent data last confirmed on March 17th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Affordable Housing Near Escanaba

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Escanaba

City Apartments
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 Escanaba, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Escanaba Housing Commission Public Housing
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 Escanaba.

Escanaba, Michigan Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Escanaba, Michigan

Escanaba features 566 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 Escanaba, Michigan

There are 154 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Escanaba.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Escanaba, Michigan

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

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

2023 Escanaba, 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
Escanaba, Michigan Fair Market Rent $623 $628 $826 $1,103 $1,407
Escanaba, 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 research.

Escanaba, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 720
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 566
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.27%
Average Renter Household Size 1.70
Average Household Size 2.10
Median Household Income $28,767 ±$2,146
Median Rent $516 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.92% ± 7.51pp
Total Population 12,468

Population and Household Demographics

Escanaba is a city in Delta County, Michigan with a population of 12,468. There are 5,693 households in the city with an average household size of 2.10 persons. 37.27% of households in Escanaba are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Escanaba

The median gross income for households in Escanaba is $28,767 a year, or $2,397 a month. The median rent for the city is $516 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Escanaba, a household making less than $1,720 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.92% of households who rent are overburdened in Escanaba.

Area Median Income In Escanaba

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 Escanaba, the AMI is calculated from all households within Delta County.

In Escanaba, 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 Escanaba

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 Escanaba

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