Affordable Housing In Marquette County
Michigan

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Marquette County

Canda Manor Apartments

711 W Empire St
Ishpeming, MI
$690-845
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Town Square Apartments

429 North 7th Street 
Ishpeming, MI
HCV Welcome

Forwood Apartments

220 Iron Street #B5 
Gwinn, MI
Subsidized

Riverview Heights Apartments

174 Willow Dr
Republic, MI
Subsidized

Woodcliff Apartments ( Ishpeming )

708 W Empire St
Ishpeming, MI
HCV Welcome

Lakeview Apartments

98 Croix St
Negaunee, MI

Pioneer Bluff Apartments

111 Bluff St
Ishpeming, MI
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Housing Authorities that serve Marquette County

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)
Marquette Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Marquette County

Housing Authority Programs
Negaunee Housing Commission Public Housing
Ishpeming Housing Commission Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Marquette County, Michigan

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 431 affordable apartments for rent in Marquette County, Michigan. Marquette County features 375 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 56 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Marquette County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Marquette County, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 431
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 375
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.36%
Average Renter Household Size 2.06
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $45,409 ±$1,226
Median Rent $626 ±$16
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.05% ± 3.24pp
Total Population 67,582

Population and Household Demographics

Marquette County is a County in Michigan with a population of 67,582. There are 26,457 households in the county with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 31.36% of households in Marquette County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Marquette County

The median gross income for households in Marquette County is $45,409 a year, or $3,784 a month. The median rent for the county is $626 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Marquette County, a household making less than $2,087 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.05% of households who rent are overburdened in Marquette County.1

Area Median Income In Marquette 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 Marquette County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,500

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 Marquette 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 Marquette County HUD Rental Assistance in Marquette County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,550 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,250 $27,700 $31,150 $34,600 $37,400 $40,150 $42,950 $45,700
80% of Median $38,750 $44,250 $49,800 $55,300 $59,750 $64,150 $68,600 $73,000
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Marquette County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1997 to 2010, 5 low income apartment communities containing 257 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Marquette County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Marquette County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,250 $27,700 $31,150 $34,600 $37,400 $40,150 $42,950 $45,700
60% of Median $29,100 $33,240 $37,380 $41,520 $44,880 $48,180 $51,540 $54,840

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Marquette County is $37,380 a year, or $3,115 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,115 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $935 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $606 $649 $779 $900 $1,004 $1,108
60% $728 $779 $935 $1,080 $1,205 $1,330
Fair Market Rents in Marquette County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$491 $572 $753 $938 $1,068

Cities In Marquette County

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City Listings Served By
Ishpeming 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ishpeming are the Ishpeming Housing Commission, Marquette Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Marquette 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Marquette are the Marquette Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Republic 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Republic are the Marquette Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Negaunee 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Negaunee are the Negaunee Housing Commission, Marquette Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Gwinn 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gwinn are the Marquette Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Big Bay 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Big Bay are the Marquette Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Champion 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Champion are the Marquette Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Chocolay Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Chocolay Township are the Marquette Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Ely 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ely are the Marquette Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Ewing 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ewing are the Marquette Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Forsyth 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Forsyth are the Marquette Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Harvey 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Harvey are the Marquette Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Humboldt 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Humboldt are the Marquette Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Ishpemingship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ishpemingship are the Marquette Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
K. I. Sawyer 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve K. I. Sawyer are the Marquette Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Marquette Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Marquette Township are the Marquette Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Michigamme 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Michigamme are the Marquette Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Michigammeship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Michigammeship are the Marquette Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Negauneeship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Negauneeship are the Marquette Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Palmer 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Palmer are the Marquette Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Powell 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Powell are the Marquette Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Republicship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Republicship are the Marquette Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Richmond Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Richmond Township are the Marquette Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Sands 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sands are the Marquette Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Skandia 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Skandia are the Marquette Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Tilden 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tilden are the Marquette Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Trowbridge Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Trowbridge Park are the Marquette Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Turin 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Turin are the Marquette Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Wells 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wells are the Marquette Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
West Branch 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve West Branch are the Marquette Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
West Ishpeming 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve West Ishpeming are the Marquette Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.