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Affordable Housing In Houghton County
Michigan

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Houghton County

Hancock Apartments

802 Ingot
Hancock, Michigan

Copper Hills Apartments

901 Portage Street / 52830 N. State Hwy 26
Houghton, Michigan

Rangetowne Apartments

61 and 63 Stanton Avenue
South Range, Michigan
Subsidized

Golden Horizons

57395 Mine St
Calumet, Michigan
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Oak House

19631 Sampson St
Hancock, Michigan
Subsidized

Cedar Park Senior Housing

474 N Cedar St
Schoolcraft, Michigan
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Lakeview Manor

1401 W Quincy St
Hancock, Michigan

Creamery Kourts

22004 7th St
Chassell, Michigan

Laurium Senior Citizens

125 Lake Linden Ave
Laurium, Michigan

Park Avenue Apartments

1 Park Ave
Calumet, Michigan

Guide To Affordable Housing in Houghton County, Michigan

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 528 affordable apartments for rent in Houghton County, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Houghton County, Michigan

Houghton County features 444 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 Houghton County, Michigan

There are 84 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Houghton County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Houghton County, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Houghton County, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $661 and $807.

2021 Houghton 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
Houghton County, Michigan Fair Market Rent $484 $582 $734 $993 $1,271
Houghton County, Michigan Payment Standard Range $436 to $532 $524 to $640 $661 to $807 $894 to $1,092 $1,144 to $1,398

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Houghton County, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 528
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 444
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.91%
Average Renter Household Size 2.23
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $37,776 ±$1,703
Median Rent $637 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.73% ± 5.16pp
Total Population 36,660

Population and Household Demographics

Houghton County is a county in Michigan with a population of 36,660. There are 13,765 households in the county with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 31.91% of households in Houghton County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Houghton County

The median gross income for households in Houghton County is $37,776 a year, or $3,148 a month. The median rent for the county is $637 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Houghton County, a household making less than $2,123 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.73% of households who rent are overburdened in Houghton County.

Area Median Income In Houghton 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 Houghton County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,400

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 Houghton 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 Houghton County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Houghton County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,450 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $42,200
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Houghton County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,400 $25,600 $28,800 $31,950 $34,550 $37,100 $39,650 $42,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Houghton County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,800 $40,900 $46,000 $51,100 $55,200 $59,300 $63,400 $67,500

Cities In Houghton County

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City Served By
Adams
Calumet The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Calumet is the Calumet Housing Commission.
Calumet Township
Chassell
Chassellship
Copper City
Dollar Bay
Duncan
Elm River
Franklin
Hancock The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hancock is the Hancock Housing Commission.
Hancockship
Houghton
Hubbell
Laird
Lake Linden The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Linden is the Lake Linden Housing Commission.
Laurium
Osceola
Portage Township
Quincy
Schoolcraft
Schoolcraftship
South Range
Stanton
Torch Lake