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Affordable Housing In Manistee
Manistee County, Michigan

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Manistee

Mf - Dev 1009 Horizon Pointe

305 Care Center Dr
Manistee, Michigan

Lakeview Apartments

1200 Cherry Rd
Manistee, Michigan

Cherry Hill Apartments

579 Ramsdell Rd
Manistee, Michigan

Cherry Hill Apartments Lansing Management

575 Ramsdell Rd
Manistee, Michigan

Reitz Park Village

90 Park Ave
Manistee, Michigan

Harborview Apartments

400 E Lakeshore Dr
Manistee, Michigan
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Housing Authorities that serve Manistee

Housing Authority Programs
Manistee 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 Manistee, Michigan

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 549 affordable apartments for rent in Manistee, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Manistee, Michigan

Manistee features 220 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 Manistee, Michigan

There are 329 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Manistee.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Manistee, Michigan

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Manistee landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Manistee.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Manistee, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $712 and $870.

2021 Manistee, 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
Manistee, Michigan Fair Market Rent $542 $600 $791 $1,029 $1,073
Manistee, Michigan Payment Standard Range $488 to $596 $540 to $660 $712 to $870 $926 to $1,132 $966 to $1,180

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Manistee, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 549
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 220
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.05%
Average Renter Household Size 2.18
Average Household Size 2.18
Median Household Income $36,338 ±$4,817
Median Rent $589 ±$143
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.34% ± 10.98pp
Total Population 6,136

Population and Household Demographics

Manistee is a city in Manistee County, Michigan with a population of 6,136. There are 2,807 households in the city with an average household size of 2.18 persons. 39.05% of households in Manistee are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Manistee

The median gross income for households in Manistee is $36,338 a year, or $3,028 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 Manistee, a household making less than $1,963 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.34% of households who rent are overburdened in Manistee.

Area Median Income In Manistee

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 Manistee, the AMI is calculated from all households within Manistee County.

In Manistee, 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 Manistee

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 Manistee

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