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Affordable Housing In Ithaca
Gratiot County, Michigan

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ithaca

Pine River Meadows

509 S Pine River St
Ithaca, Michigan

Union Square

425 N Union St
Ithaca, Michigan

Ithaca I Apartments Kmg Prestige, Inc

520 S Saint Johns St
Ithaca, Michigan

Ithaca Apartments

532 S Saint Johns St
Ithaca, Michigan

Park Colony Apts I Kmg Prestige, Inc.

935 E. Arcada
Ithaca, Michigan
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Housing Authorities that serve Ithaca

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 Ithaca, Michigan

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 140 affordable apartments for rent in Ithaca, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Ithaca, Michigan

Ithaca features 24 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 Ithaca, Michigan

There are 116 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ithaca.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ithaca, Michigan

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Ithaca landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Ithaca.

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

2021 Ithaca, 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
Ithaca, Michigan Fair Market Rent $484 $557 $734 $943 $1,094
Ithaca, Michigan Payment Standard Range $436 to $532 $501 to $613 $661 to $807 $849 to $1,037 $985 to $1,203

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Ithaca, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 140
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.45%
Average Renter Household Size 2.17
Average Household Size 2.26
Median Household Income $39,363 ±$6,069
Median Rent $652 ±$144
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.21% ± 16.94pp
Total Population 2,856

Population and Household Demographics

Ithaca is a city in Gratiot County, Michigan with a population of 2,856. There are 1,210 households in the city with an average household size of 2.26 persons. 36.45% of households in Ithaca are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ithaca

The median gross income for households in Ithaca is $39,363 a year, or $3,280 a month. The median rent for the city is $652 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ithaca, a household making less than $2,173 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.21% of households who rent are overburdened in Ithaca.

Area Median Income In Ithaca

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 Ithaca, the AMI is calculated from all households within Gratiot County.

In Ithaca, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,500

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 Ithaca

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 Ithaca

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Ithaca 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 Ithaca 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 Ithaca 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