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Affordable Housing In Mecosta County
Michigan


Waiting List Openings In Mecosta County

Waiting ListStatus
Michigan State Housing Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon
Michigan State Housing Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mecosta County

Meadow Park Apartments

1835 Milton
Big Rapids, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Ryan Creek II Apartments

18890 16 Mile Rd
Big Rapids, Michigan
$620-896
1-3 BR

Ryan Creek Apartments

18966 16 Mile Rd
Big Rapids, Michigan
$523-715
1-3 BR

Nisbett - Fairman Residences

100 S Michigan Ave
Big Rapids, Michigan
55+

Remus Apartments

8890 35th Avenue Bldg B 
Mecosta, Michigan
Subsidized

Apple Ridge Apartments

1129 Fuller Ave
Big Rapids, Michigan
Subsidized

Village Green Apartments

1304 Catherine Street
Big Rapids, Michigan
Subsidized

Watertower Place Big Rapids

715 Water Tower Rd
Big Rapids, Michigan
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

White Pine Manor

300 N Perry St
Barryton, Michigan
Subsidized

Evergreen Village

1 Parkview Vlg
Big Rapids, Michigan

Housing Authorities that serve Mecosta 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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mecosta County, Michigan

There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 818 affordable apartments for rent in Mecosta County, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Mecosta County, Michigan

Mecosta County features 514 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 Mecosta County, Michigan

There are 304 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mecosta County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mecosta County, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mecosta County, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $661 and $807.

2021 Mecosta 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
Mecosta County, Michigan Fair Market Rent $613 $617 $734 $932 $1,001
Mecosta County, Michigan Payment Standard Range $552 to $674 $555 to $679 $661 to $807 $839 to $1,025 $901 to $1,101

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Mecosta County, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 818
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 514
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.49%
Average Renter Household Size 2.74
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $41,889 ±$1,556
Median Rent $628 ±$34
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.03% ± 4.53pp
Total Population 43,301

Population and Household Demographics

Mecosta County is a county in Michigan with a population of 43,301. There are 15,478 households in the county with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 25.49% of households in Mecosta County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mecosta County

The median gross income for households in Mecosta County is $41,889 a year, or $3,491 a month. The median rent for the county is $628 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mecosta County, a household making less than $2,093 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.03% of households who rent are overburdened in Mecosta County.

Area Median Income In Mecosta 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 Mecosta County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,500

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 Mecosta 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 Mecosta County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Mecosta County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,450 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $42,200
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Mecosta County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,400 $25,600 $28,800 $31,950 $34,550 $37,100 $39,650 $42,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Mecosta County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,800 $40,900 $46,000 $51,100 $55,200 $59,300 $63,400 $67,500

Cities In Mecosta County

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City Served By
Aetna The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aetna is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Austin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Austin is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Barryton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Barryton is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Big Rapids The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Big Rapids are the Big Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Baldwin Housing Commission.
Big Rapids Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Big Rapids Township is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Canadian Lakes The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Canadian Lakes is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Chippewa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chippewa is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Colfax The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Colfax is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Deerfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Deerfield is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Fork The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fork is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Grant The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grant is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Green Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Green Township is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Hinton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hinton is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Martiny The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Martiny is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Mecosta The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mecosta is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Mecostaship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mecostaship is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Millbrook The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Millbrook is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Morley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Morley is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Morton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Morton is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Sheridan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sheridan is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Stanwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stanwood is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Wheatland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wheatland is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.