Affordable Housing In Gaylord
Otsego County, Michigan


Waiting List Openings In Gaylord

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Michigan State Housing Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Gaylord

Sheldon Place Apartments

910 W Sheldon St
Gaylord, MI
$578-711
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Northwind Apartment Homes

132 North Indiana Ave and 403 West MItchell
Gaylord, MI
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Alpine Haus

504 Random Ln
Gaylord, MI
Subsidized

Alpine Alten Zimmer

120 Grandview Blvd
Gaylord, MI
Subsidized

Gaslight Square Apartments

1231 Village Pkwy
Gaylord, MI
HCV Welcome

Aspen I Apartments

500 W North St
Gaylord, MI
HCV Welcome

Mf - Dev Green Meadows

572 W North St
Gaylord, MI
HCV Welcome

Green Meadows of Gaylord

802 Northmeadow Dr
Gaylord, MI
HCV Welcome

Park Meadow

1316 Park Meadow Dr
Gaylord, MI
HCV Welcome
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Housing Authorities that serve Gaylord

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 Gaylord, Michigan

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 778 affordable apartments for rent in Gaylord, Michigan. Gaylord features 168 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 610 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Gaylord.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Gaylord, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 778
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 168
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.98%
Average Renter Household Size 1.69
Average Household Size 2.02
Median Household Income $33,036 ±$12,035
Median Rent $653 ±$68
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.21% ± 15.92pp
Total Population 3,640

Population and Household Demographics

Gaylord is a City in Otsego County, Michigan with a population of 3,640. There are 1,709 households in the city with an average household size of 2.02 persons. 48.98% of households in Gaylord are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Gaylord

The median gross income for households in Gaylord is $33,036 a year, or $2,753 a month. The median rent for the city is $653 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Gaylord, a household making less than $2,177 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.21% of households who rent are overburdened in Gaylord.1

Area Median Income In Gaylord

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 Gaylord, the AMI is calculated from all households within Otsego County.

In Gaylord, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,600

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 Gaylord

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 Gaylord HUD Rental Assistance in Gaylord

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,950 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $38,200 $40,700
50% of Median $21,600 $24,650 $27,750 $30,800 $33,300 $35,750 $38,200 $40,700
80% of Median $34,550 $39,450 $44,400 $49,300 $53,250 $57,200 $61,150 $65,100
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Gaylord

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1997 to 2011, 6 low income apartment communities containing 367 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Gaylord by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Gaylord

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $21,600 $24,650 $27,750 $30,800 $33,300 $35,750 $38,200 $40,700
60% of Median $25,920 $29,580 $33,300 $36,960 $39,960 $42,900 $45,840 $48,840

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Gaylord is $33,300 a year, or $2,775 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,775 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $833 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $540 $578 $694 $801 $894 $986
60% $648 $694 $833 $962 $1,073 $1,184
Fair Market Rents in Gaylord

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$543 $597 $781 $1,050 $1,111