Affordable Housing In Keweenaw County
Michigan

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Keweenaw County

Copper Hills Apartments

903 Portage St
Houghton, Michigan
Subsidized

Pine View Apartments

220 W Sharon Ave
Houghton, Michigan
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Arbor Green

920 Dodge St
Houghton, Michigan
Subsidized

Heritage Manor

401 E Montezuma Ave
Houghton, Michigan

Douglass House Apts

517 Sheldon Ave
Houghton, Michigan
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Keweenaw County, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Keweenaw County, Michigan

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 Keweenaw County, Michigan

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 323 affordable apartments for rent in Keweenaw County, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Keweenaw County, Michigan

Keweenaw County features 323 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 Keweenaw County, Michigan

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Keweenaw County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Keweenaw County, Michigan

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Keweenaw County landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Keweenaw County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Keweenaw County, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $681 and $833.

2022 Keweenaw 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
Keweenaw County, Michigan Fair Market Rent $524 $578 $757 $1,068 $1,072
Keweenaw County, Michigan Payment Standard Range $472 to $576 $520 to $636 $681 to $833 $961 to $1,175 $965 to $1,179

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Keweenaw County, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 323
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 323
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 11.35%
Average Renter Household Size 1.62
Average Household Size 2.10
Median Household Income $37,813 ±$4,009
Median Rent $563 ±$226
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.39% ± 19.63pp
Total Population 2,198

Population and Household Demographics

Keweenaw County is a county in Michigan with a population of 2,198. There are 1,040 households in the county with an average household size of 2.10 persons. 11.35% of households in Keweenaw County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Keweenaw County

The median gross income for households in Keweenaw County is $37,813 a year, or $3,151 a month. The median rent for the county is $563 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Keweenaw County, a household making less than $1,877 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.39% of households who rent are overburdened in Keweenaw County.

Area Median Income In Keweenaw 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 Keweenaw County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,100

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 Keweenaw 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 Keweenaw County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Keweenaw County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,100 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Keweenaw County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,450 $26,800 $30,150 $33,500 $36,200 $38,900 $41,550 $44,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Keweenaw County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,550 $42,900 $48,250 $53,600 $57,900 $62,200 $66,500 $70,800

Cities In Keweenaw County

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City Served By
Ahmeek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ahmeek is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Allouez The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Allouez is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Copper Harbor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Copper Harbor is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Eagle Harbor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eagle Harbor is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Eagle Harborship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eagle Harborship is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Eagle River The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eagle River is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Grant The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grant is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Houghton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Houghton is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Sherman The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sherman is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.