Affordable Housing In Kingsford
Dickinson County, Michigan

Waiting List Openings In Kingsford

Multi-County, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority will accept Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications for Gladwin, Huron, Montcalm, Newaygo, Osceola, Sanilac and Tuscola County from May 24, 2022 at 9:00 am, until June 22, 2022 3:00 pm ET.

How to Apply for the Multi-County, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting List.

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kingsford

Westwood Apartments

207 S Westwood Ave
Kingsford, Michigan
Income Based
1-2 BR

Westwood Apartments CO Upcap

203 S Westwood Ave
Kingsford, Michigan

Diamondhead Manor

677 S Westwood Ave
Kingsford, Michigan

Pinegrove Apartments

654 S Westwood Ave
Kingsford, Michigan

Kingsford Housing Commission

1025 Woodward Ave
Kingsford, Michigan
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Kingsford, 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 Kingsford, Michigan

Housing Authority Programs
Kingsford Housing Commission 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 Kingsford, Michigan

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 221 affordable apartments for rent in Kingsford, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Kingsford, Michigan

Kingsford features 125 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 Kingsford, Michigan

There are 96 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kingsford.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kingsford, Michigan

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Kingsford landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Kingsford.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kingsford, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $693 and $847.

2022 Kingsford, 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
Kingsford, Michigan Fair Market Rent $533 $639 $770 $952 $1,044
Kingsford, Michigan Payment Standard Range $480 to $586 $575 to $703 $693 to $847 $857 to $1,047 $940 to $1,148

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Kingsford, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 221
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 125
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.52%
Average Renter Household Size 2.15
Average Household Size 2.15
Median Household Income $38,886 ±$3,937
Median Rent $660 ±$57
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.17% ± 11.92pp
Total Population 5,104

Population and Household Demographics

Kingsford is a city in Dickinson County, Michigan with a population of 5,104. There are 2,281 households in the city with an average household size of 2.15 persons. 26.52% of households in Kingsford are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kingsford

The median gross income for households in Kingsford is $38,886 a year, or $3,241 a month. The median rent for the city is $660 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kingsford, a household making less than $2,200 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.17% of households who rent are overburdened in Kingsford.

Area Median Income In Kingsford

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 Kingsford, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dickinson County.

In Kingsford, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,300

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 Kingsford

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 Kingsford

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Kingsford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,200 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Kingsford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,250 $28,850 $32,450 $36,050 $38,950 $41,850 $44,750 $47,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Kingsford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,400 $46,200 $51,950 $57,700 $62,350 $66,950 $71,550 $76,200