Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Mackinac County, MI

Discover affordable housing in Mackinac County where there are 14+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Charters Cove

280 Ferry Ln, Saint Ignace, Michigan 49781

bed 1

Bridgeview Greene

1049 Church St, Saint Ignace, Michigan 49781

bed 1-3

St. Ignace Apartments

248 S Airport Rd, St Ignace, Michigan 49781

Preserve at Orianna Ridge

1906 A Freedom Dr, Marquette, Michigan 49855

Cherry Creek Village

201 Cherry Creek Rd, Marquette, Michigan 49855

Whetstone Village Apartments

200 Whetstone Rd, Marquette, Michigan 49855

Propylon Non - Profit

1500 Norway Ave, Marquette, Michigan 49855

Oakwood Village

580 Cox Ave, Marquette, Michigan 49855

Lost Creek

200 County Road 492, Marquette, Michigan 49855

bed 1-2

Snowberry Heights

222 S 5th St , Marquette, Michigan 49855

bed 1-2

St Ignace Senior Housing Project

710 State a St, Saint Ignace, Michigan 49781

Pine Ridge Apartment

316 Pine St, Marquette, Michigan 49855


1901 Longyear Avenue, Marquette, Michigan 49855

Sundara Nphc

401 Lincoln Ave, Marquette, Michigan 49855

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switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
elderly Senior
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible
accessible_forward Disability

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Mackinac County, Michigan

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
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Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Mackinac County, Michigan
$6.81 (+66%) more than Michigan minimum wage and $9.89 (+136%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Mackinac 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs for Mackinac County, Michigan.
Operates the Public Housing programs for Mackinac County, Michigan.

Go to the Michigan Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Mackinac County.

How many renters live in Mackinac County, Michigan?

The County of Mackinac County has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this County. Renters make up 22.27 percent of the population living in Mackinac County.

What is the rental market like in Mackinac County, Michigan?

There are an estimated housing units in the Mackinac County area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Mackinac County, Michigan, there are 1.13 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Mackinac County?

The rental vacancy rate in Mackinac County is 10 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Mackinac County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Mackinac County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
103 222 477 370 43
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Mackinac County

A large number of apartments in Mackinac County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Mackinac County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $725 to $1,356. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $725
One BR $729
Two BR $905
Three BR $1,094
Four BR $1,356
2024 Fair Market Rents in Mackinac County, Michigan

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Mackinac County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 55 53 percent
One BR 180 81 percent
Two BR 222 47 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Mackinac County, Michigan

How many affordable rental units are in Mackinac County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Mackinac County, Michigan including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Mackinac County, Michigan

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Mackinac County, Michigan

Mackinac County features 761 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 Mackinac County, Michigan

There are 199 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mackinac County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mackinac County, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mackinac County, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $815 and $996.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.