Affordable Housing In Mason County
Michigan

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mason County

Birch Lake

926 E Tinkham Ave
Ludington, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Pine Way

1111 Pineway St
Ludington, Michigan
Subsidized

Longfellow Towers

301 E Court St
Ludington, Michigan
Subsidized

Lawndale Apartments

900 Lawndale St
Ludington, Michigan
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Thornwild Apartments

410 Thornwild Dr
Scottville, Michigan

Glendale Apartments

400 W 3rd St
Scottville, Michigan

O&s Peterson Farms

3363 Brunson Rd
Ludington, Michigan
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Mason 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Mason County, Michigan

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 Mason County, Michigan

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 359 affordable apartments for rent in Mason County, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Mason County, Michigan

Mason County features 229 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 Mason County, Michigan

There are 128 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mason County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mason County, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mason County, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $697 and $851.

2022 Mason County, 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
Mason County, Michigan Fair Market Rent $576 $588 $774 $973 $1,050
Mason County, Michigan Payment Standard Range $518 to $634 $529 to $647 $697 to $851 $876 to $1,070 $945 to $1,155

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Mason County, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 359
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 229
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.95%
Average Renter Household Size 2.21
Average Household Size 2.30
Median Household Income $42,024 ±$2,229
Median Rent $680 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.75% ± 5.48pp
Total Population 28,711

Population and Household Demographics

Mason County is a county in Michigan with a population of 28,711. There are 12,248 households in the county with an average household size of 2.30 persons. 24.95% of households in Mason County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mason County

The median gross income for households in Mason County is $42,024 a year, or $3,502 a month. The median rent for the county is $680 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mason County, a household making less than $2,267 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.75% of households who rent are overburdened in Mason County.

Area Median Income In Mason 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 Mason County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,700

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 Mason 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Mason County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Mason County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,600 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $42,750
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Mason County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,650 $25,900 $29,150 $32,350 $34,950 $37,550 $40,150 $42,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Mason County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,250 $41,400 $46,600 $51,750 $55,900 $60,050 $64,200 $68,350

Cities In Mason County

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City Served By
Amber The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Amber is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Branch The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Branch is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Custer The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Custer is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Custership The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Custership is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Eden The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eden is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Fountain The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fountain is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Free Soil The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Free Soil is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Free Soilship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Free Soilship is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Grant The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grant is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Hamlin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hamlin is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Logan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Logan is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Ludington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ludington is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Meade The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Meade is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Pere Marquette Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pere Marquette Township is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Riverton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Riverton is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Scottville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Scottville is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Sheridan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sheridan is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Sherman The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sherman is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Summit The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Summit is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Victory The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Victory is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.