Affordable Housing In Grayling
Crawford County, Michigan

Waiting List Openings In Grayling

Multi-County, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications for Alcona, Alpena, Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Crawford, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Iosco, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon and Wexford County will be accepted from August 2, 2022 at 9:00 am, until August 30, 2022 at 3:00 pm ET. 

How to Apply for the Multi-County, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting List.

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Grayling

Cobble Creek II Apartments

402 Knight St
Grayling, Michigan
Income Based
1-2 BR

Cobble Creek Apartments

131 Cobble Creek Dr
Grayling, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Arbor Court Apartments

400 Madsen St
Grayling, Michigan

Riverview Apartments CO Stratford Group

306 Knight St
Grayling, Michigan

911 Elm Street

911 Elm St
Grayling, Michigan

Mf - Dev 003 Grayling Pines

597 Meadows Dr
Grayling, Michigan

Whispering Pines Senior Apartments

595 Meadows Dr
Grayling, Michigan

Ausagra Acres

208 Fulton St
Grayling, Michigan
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Grayling, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Grayling, Michigan

Housing Authority Programs
Grayling Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); 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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Grayling, Michigan

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 289 affordable apartments for rent in Grayling, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Grayling, Michigan

Grayling features 172 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 Grayling, Michigan

There are 117 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Grayling.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Grayling, Michigan

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Grayling landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Grayling.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Grayling, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $724 and $884.

2022 Grayling, 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
Grayling, Michigan Fair Market Rent $565 $611 $804 $1,022 $1,090
Grayling, Michigan Payment Standard Range $509 to $622 $550 to $672 $724 to $884 $920 to $1,124 $981 to $1,199

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Grayling, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 289
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 172
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 55.67%
Average Renter Household Size 2.29
Average Household Size 2.40
Median Household Income $30,221 ±$4,604
Median Rent $596 ±$57
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.13% ± 7.67pp
Total Population 1,834

Population and Household Demographics

Grayling is a city in Crawford County, Michigan with a population of 1,834. There are 697 households in the city with an average household size of 2.40 persons. 55.67% of households in Grayling are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Grayling

The median gross income for households in Grayling is $30,221 a year, or $2,518 a month. The median rent for the city is $596 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Grayling, a household making less than $1,987 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.13% of households who rent are overburdened in Grayling.

Area Median Income In Grayling

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 Grayling, the AMI is calculated from all households within Crawford County.

In Grayling, 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 Grayling

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 Grayling

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