Affordable Housing In Monroe
Monroe County, Michigan

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Monroe

Woodcraft Square

800 W Seventh Street
Monroe, MI
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Samaritas Affordable Living of Monroe

1600 A Park Ct
Monroe, MI
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Mable H Kehres Apartments

15275 South Dixie Highway
Monroe, MI
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Frenchtown Place

1201 N Macomb Street
Monroe, MI
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Charring Square

6123 Greenwycke Ln
Monroe, MI
HCV Welcome

Elm House

852 W Elm Ave
Monroe, MI
Subsidized

Creekside Village

1236 S Monroe St
Monroe, MI
HCV Welcome

River Park Greenwood

717 Roeder St
Monroe, MI

Park West Club Apartments

1733 Renard Dr
Monroe, MI
HCV Welcome

Landings, The

1101 Cedar Creek Dr
Monroe, MI
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Monroe

Housing Authority Programs
Monroe 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)
Ann Arbor Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Moving to Work; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Monroe, Michigan

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,645 affordable apartments for rent in Monroe, Michigan. Monroe features 868 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 777 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Monroe.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Monroe, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 1,645
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 868
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.16%
Average Renter Household Size 2.27
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $44,452 ±$2,412
Median Rent $716 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.77% ± 4.95pp
Total Population 20,335

Population and Household Demographics

Monroe is a City in Monroe County, Michigan with a population of 20,335. There are 8,175 households in the city with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 37.16% of households in Monroe are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Monroe

The median gross income for households in Monroe is $44,452 a year, or $3,704 a month. The median rent for the city is $716 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Monroe, a household making less than $2,387 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.77% of households who rent are overburdened in Monroe.1

Area Median Income In Monroe

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

In Monroe, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,000

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 Monroe

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 Monroe HUD Rental Assistance in Monroe

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,600 $19,000 $21,350 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,650 $31,600 $35,550 $39,500 $42,700 $45,850 $49,000 $52,150
80% of Median $44,250 $50,600 $56,900 $63,200 $68,300 $73,350 $78,400 $83,450
Fair Market Rents in Monroe

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
$623 $656 $850 $1,150 $1,154