Affordable Housing In Mesick
Wexford County, Michigan

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mesick

Valley View Apartments

320 and 324 North Eugene Street
Mesick, Michigan
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Mesick, 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 Mesick, Michigan

Housing Authority Programs
Traverse City Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mesick, Michigan

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Mesick, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Mesick, Michigan

Mesick features 0 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 Mesick, Michigan

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mesick.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mesick, Michigan

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

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

2022 Mesick, 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
Mesick, Michigan Fair Market Rent $547 $608 $791 $1,007 $1,173
Mesick, Michigan Payment Standard Range $492 to $602 $547 to $669 $712 to $870 $906 to $1,108 $1,056 to $1,290

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Mesick, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30%
Average Renter Household Size 3.48
Average Household Size 2.91
Median Household Income $27,857 ±$9,290
Median Rent $715 ±$61
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.14% ± 46.08pp
Total Population 407

Population and Household Demographics

Mesick is a city in Wexford County, Michigan with a population of 407. There are 140 households in the city with an average household size of 2.91 persons. 30% of households in Mesick are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mesick

The median gross income for households in Mesick is $27,857 a year, or $2,321 a month. The median rent for the city is $715 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mesick, a household making less than $2,383 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.14% of households who rent are overburdened in Mesick.

Area Median Income In Mesick

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 Mesick, the AMI is calculated from all households within Wexford County.

In Mesick, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $53,900

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 Mesick

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 Mesick

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