Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Ishpeming, MI

Discover affordable housing in Ishpeming where there are 5+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Canda Manor Apartments

711 W Empire St, Ishpeming, Michigan 49849

Town Square Apartments

429 North 7th Street , Ishpeming, Michigan 49849

Jasperlite Senior Housing

550 Cleveland Avenue , Ishpeming, Michigan 49849

Woodcliff Apartments ( Ishpeming )

708 W Empire St, Ishpeming, Michigan 49849

Pioneer Bluff Apartments

111 Bluff St, Ishpeming, Michigan 49849

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Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Nathan Brunet

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Ishpeming, Michigan
$9.63 (+93%) more than Michigan minimum wage and $12.71 (+175%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Ishpeming, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs for Ishpeming, Michigan.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Ishpeming, Michigan.
Operates the Public Housing programs for Ishpeming, Michigan.

Go to the Michigan Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Ishpeming.

How many renters live in Ishpeming, Michigan?

The City of Ishpeming has 6,191 people living in 2,441 households.

There are 1,341 renters living in 656 renter households in this City. Renters make up 21.66 percent of the population living in Ishpeming.

What is the rental market like in Ishpeming, Michigan?

There are an estimated 2,844 housing units in the Ishpeming area. Of these, 736 units are rental homes, making up 26 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Ishpeming, Michigan, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Ishpeming?

The rental vacancy rate in Ishpeming is 11 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Ishpeming for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Ishpeming
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
28 165 282 144 31
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Ishpeming

A large number of apartments in Ishpeming have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Ishpeming are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 47 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 26 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Ishpeming

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $714 to $1,789. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $714
One BR $876
Two BR $1,054
Three BR $1,274
Four BR $1,789
2024 Fair Market Rents in Ishpeming, Michigan

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Ishpeming?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 24 86 percent
One BR 153 93 percent
Two BR 191 68 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Ishpeming, Michigan

How many affordable rental units are in Ishpeming?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Ishpeming, Michigan including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 79
Public Housing 127
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 42
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 56
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Ishpeming, Michigan

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Ishpeming, Michigan

Ishpeming features 231 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 Ishpeming, Michigan

There are 60 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ishpeming.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ishpeming, Michigan

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Ishpeming landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Ishpeming.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ishpeming, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $949 and $1,159.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.