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Affordable Housing In Ishpeming
Marquette County, Michigan

Waiting List Openings In Ishpeming

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4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ishpeming

Canda Manor Apartments

711 W Empire St
Ishpeming, Michigan
1-2 BR

Town Square Apartments

429 North 7th Street 
Ishpeming, Michigan

Woodcliff Apartments ( Ishpeming )

708 W Empire St
Ishpeming, Michigan

Pioneer Bluff Apartments

111 Bluff St
Ishpeming, Michigan
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Housing Authorities that serve Ishpeming

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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ishpeming, Michigan

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 255 affordable apartments for rent in Ishpeming, Michigan.

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 56 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 $740 and $904.

2021 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 $542 $624 $822 $1,022 $1,371
Ishpeming, Michigan Payment Standard Range $488 to $596 $562 to $686 $740 to $904 $920 to $1,124 $1,234 to $1,508

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Ishpeming, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 255
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 $63,300

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 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.
$13,850 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $43,450
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.
$23,050 $26,350 $29,650 $32,900 $35,550 $38,200 $40,800 $43,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Ishpeming AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,900 $42,150 $47,400 $52,650 $56,900 $61,100 $65,300 $69,500