Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Manchester, MI

Discover affordable housing in Manchester where there are 3+ 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.

Woodhill Apartments

521 Territorial Rd, Manchester, Michigan 48158

Manchester Apartments

600 E Duncan St, Manchester, Michigan 48158

Woodhill Apartments American Preferred

521 Galloway Dr, Manchester, Michigan 48158

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Manchester, 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
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
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 Manchester, Michigan
$27.86/hour
$17.53 (+170%) more than Michigan minimum wage and $20.61 (+284%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Manchester, Michigan Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve Manchester, 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), Public Housing programs for Manchester, Michigan.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, Moving to Work, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Mainstream Voucher, Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) programs for Manchester, Michigan.

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

How many renters live in Manchester, Michigan?

The City of Manchester has 2,261 people living in 1,092 households.

There are 374 renters living in 222 renter households in this City. Renters make up 16.54 percent of the population living in Manchester.

What is the rental market like in Manchester, Michigan?

There are an estimated 1,149 housing units in the Manchester area. Of these, 222 units are rental homes, making up 19 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Manchester, Michigan, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Manchester?

The rental vacancy rate in Manchester is 0 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Manchester for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Manchester
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
0 126 76 13 7
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Manchester

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

How many renter households in Manchester are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 42 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 14 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Manchester

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,222 to $2,001. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,222
One BR $1,234
Two BR $1,471
Three BR $1,779
Four BR $2,001
2024 Fair Market Rents in Manchester, Michigan

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

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
One BR 120 95 percent
Two BR 73 96 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Manchester, Michigan

How many affordable rental units are in Manchester?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 56
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 24
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Manchester, Michigan

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

Income Based Apartments in Manchester, Michigan

Manchester features 56 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 Manchester, Michigan

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Manchester, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Manchester, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,324 and $1,618.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.