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There are two Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists open in Ishpeming.


Canda Manor Apartments

711 W Empire St
Ishpeming, Michigan
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted

Jasperlite Senior Housing

550 Cleveland Avenue
Ishpeming, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Pioneer Bluff Apartments

111 Bluff St
Ishpeming, Michigan

Town Square Apartments

429 North 7th Street 
Ishpeming, Michigan

Woodcliff Apartments ( Ishpeming )

708 W Empire St
Ishpeming, Michigan

There are 92 low-income apartments in Ishpeming that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Ishpeming, Michigan can range from $690 to $845 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 199 low-income homes in Ishpeming where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $243 towards rent each month.

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Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on January 25th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Affordable Housing Near Ishpeming

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Ishpeming

City Apartments
Negaunee, MI Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Negaunee.
Ewing, MI Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Ewing.
Gwinn, MI Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Gwinn.
Marquette, MI Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Marquette.
Republic, MI Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Republic.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Ishpeming Housing Commission Public Housing
Marquette 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)
Go to the Michigan Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Ishpeming.

Ishpeming, Michigan Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Ishpeming, Michigan

Ishpeming features 199 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 92 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 $808 and $988.

2023 Ishpeming, 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
Ishpeming, Michigan Fair Market Rent $602 $727 $898 $1,093 $1,530
Ishpeming, Michigan Payment Standard Range $542 to $662 $654 to $800 $808 to $988 $984 to $1,202 $1,377 to $1,683

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Ishpeming, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 291
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 199
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.9%
Average Renter Household Size 1.72
Average Household Size 2.32
Median Household Income $34,971 ±$6,131
Median Rent $489 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.94% ± 11.37pp
Total Population 6,517

Population and Household Demographics

Ishpeming is a city in Marquette County, Michigan with a population of 6,517. There are 2,747 households in the city with an average household size of 2.32 persons. 26.9% of households in Ishpeming are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ishpeming

The median gross income for households in Ishpeming is $34,971 a year, or $2,914 a month. The median rent for the city is $489 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ishpeming, a household making less than $1,630 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.94% of households who rent are overburdened in Ishpeming.

Area Median Income In Ishpeming

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 Ishpeming, the AMI is calculated from all households within Marquette County.

In Ishpeming, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,400

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 Ishpeming

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 Ishpeming

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Ishpeming AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,250 $18,550 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Ishpeming AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,050 $30,900 $34,750 $38,600 $41,700 $44,800 $47,900 $51,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Ishpeming AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$43,250 $49,400 $55,600 $61,750 $66,700 $71,650 $76,600 $81,550