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Affordable Housing In Litchfield
Hillsdale County, Michigan

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Litchfield

Friendship Village Apartments

710 Riverside Drive
Litchfield, Michigan
Elderly Supportive Housing

Riverside Apartments

710 Riverside Dr
Litchfield, Michigan

Litchfield Apartments

204 Southfield St
Litchfield, Michigan
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Housing Authorities that serve Litchfield

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 Litchfield, Michigan

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 112 affordable apartments for rent in Litchfield, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Litchfield, Michigan

Litchfield features 88 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 Litchfield, Michigan

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Litchfield, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Litchfield, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $720 and $880.

2021 Litchfield, 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
Litchfield, Michigan Fair Market Rent $548 $607 $800 $995 $1,085
Litchfield, Michigan Payment Standard Range $493 to $603 $546 to $668 $720 to $880 $896 to $1,095 $977 to $1,194

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Litchfield, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 112
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 88
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.29%
Average Renter Household Size 2.06
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $36,750 ±$4,054
Median Rent $589 ±$61
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.75% ± 13.41pp
Total Population 1,281

Population and Household Demographics

Litchfield is a city in Hillsdale County, Michigan with a population of 1,281. There are 529 households in the city with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 36.29% of households in Litchfield are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Litchfield

The median gross income for households in Litchfield is $36,750 a year, or $3,063 a month. The median rent for the city is $589 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Litchfield, a household making less than $1,963 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.75% of households who rent are overburdened in Litchfield.

Area Median Income In Litchfield

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 Litchfield, the AMI is calculated from all households within Hillsdale County.

In Litchfield, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,900

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 Litchfield

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 Litchfield

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