Affordable Housing In Lake County
Michigan

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lake County

Duvernay Park Apartments

1036 E Lynndon St
Idlewild, Michigan
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2-3 BR

Royal Farms Properties Llc

1890 Byers Road
Ellsworth, Michigan

Royal Farms Properties Llc

11480 Byers Rd
Ellsworth, Michigan
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Lake 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 Lake 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)
Baldwin Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lake County, Michigan

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 26 affordable apartments for rent in Lake County, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Lake County, Michigan

Lake County features 0 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 Lake County, Michigan

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lake County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lake County, Michigan

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lake County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Lake County.

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

2022 Lake 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
Lake County, Michigan Fair Market Rent $524 $575 $757 $1,022 $1,072
Lake County, Michigan Payment Standard Range $472 to $576 $518 to $633 $681 to $833 $920 to $1,124 $965 to $1,179

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lake County, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 26
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 17.39%
Average Renter Household Size 2.60
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $30,439 ±$1,612
Median Rent $562 ±$35
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.62% ± 7.42pp
Total Population 11,426

Population and Household Demographics

Lake County is a county in Michigan with a population of 11,426. There are 4,365 households in the county with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 17.39% of households in Lake County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lake County

The median gross income for households in Lake County is $30,439 a year, or $2,537 a month. The median rent for the county is $562 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lake County, a household making less than $1,873 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.62% of households who rent are overburdened in Lake County.

Area Median Income In Lake 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 Lake County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $47,300

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 Lake 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 Lake County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lake County 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 Lake County 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 Lake County 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

Cities In Lake County

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City Served By
Baldwin The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Baldwin are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Baldwin Housing Commission.
Chase The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Chase are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Baldwin Housing Commission.
Cherry Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cherry Valley are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Baldwin Housing Commission.
Dover The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dover are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Baldwin Housing Commission.
Eden The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Eden are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Baldwin Housing Commission.
Elk The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Elk are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Baldwin Housing Commission.
Ellsworth The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ellsworth are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Baldwin Housing Commission.
Idlewild The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Idlewild are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Baldwin Housing Commission.
Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lake are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Baldwin Housing Commission.
Luther The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Luther are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Baldwin Housing Commission.
Newkirk The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Newkirk are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Baldwin Housing Commission.
Peacock The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Peacock are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Baldwin Housing Commission.
Pinora The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pinora are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Baldwin Housing Commission.
Pleasant Plains The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pleasant Plains are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Baldwin Housing Commission.
Sauble The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sauble are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Baldwin Housing Commission.
Sweetwater The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sweetwater are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Baldwin Housing Commission.
Webber The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Webber are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Baldwin Housing Commission.
Yates The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Yates are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Baldwin Housing Commission.