Affordable Housing In Harrison
Clare County, Michigan

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Harrison

Harrison Woods Apartments

700 Richard Dr
Harrison, Michigan

White Pines

895 Richard Dr
Harrison, Michigan
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Croze Manor

210 6th St
Harrison, Michigan

Harrison Woods Apartments CO Red Oak Mgmt

700 S Harrison Ave
Harrison, Michigan

Sleepy Hollow Apartments

730 W Spruce St
Harrison, Michigan

Shady Oaks Apartments

728 W Spruce St
Harrison, Michigan

Croze Manor Fam

410 W Main St
Harrison, Michigan
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Harrison, 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 Harrison, Michigan

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 Harrison, Michigan

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 480 affordable apartments for rent in Harrison, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Harrison, Michigan

Harrison features 296 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 Harrison, Michigan

There are 184 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Harrison.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Harrison, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Harrison, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $681 and $833.

2022 Harrison, 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
Harrison, Michigan Fair Market Rent $524 $575 $757 $1,016 $1,163
Harrison, Michigan Payment Standard Range $472 to $576 $518 to $633 $681 to $833 $914 to $1,118 $1,047 to $1,279

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Harrison, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 480
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 296
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.34%
Average Renter Household Size 1.96
Average Household Size 2.08
Median Household Income $28,212 ±$2,656
Median Rent $434 ±$64
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.12% ± 11.66pp
Total Population 2,011

Population and Household Demographics

Harrison is a city in Clare County, Michigan with a population of 2,011. There are 895 households in the city with an average household size of 2.08 persons. 40.34% of households in Harrison are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Harrison

The median gross income for households in Harrison is $28,212 a year, or $2,351 a month. The median rent for the city is $434 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Harrison, a household making less than $1,447 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.12% of households who rent are overburdened in Harrison.

Area Median Income In Harrison

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 Harrison, the AMI is calculated from all households within Clare County.

In Harrison, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $48,900

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 Harrison

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 Harrison

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Harrison AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,550 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,000 $42,600
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Harrison AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,600 $25,800 $29,050 $32,250 $34,850 $37,450 $40,000 $42,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Harrison AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,150 $41,300 $46,450 $51,600 $55,750 $59,900 $64,000 $68,150