Affordable Housing In Monroe
Monroe County, Michigan

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Monroe

Samaritas Affordable Living of Monroe

1600 A Park Ct
Monroe, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Woodcraft Square

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

Mable H Kehres Apartments

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

Frenchtown Place

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

Norman Towers

810 W. Elm Ave
Monroe, Michigan
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Charring Square

6123 Greenwycke Ln
Monroe, Michigan

Elm House

852 W Elm Ave
Monroe, Michigan

Creekside Village

1236 S Monroe St
Monroe, Michigan

River Park Greenwood

717 Roeder St
Monroe, Michigan

Park West Club Apartments

1733 Renard Dr
Monroe, Michigan

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Monroe, 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 Monroe, Michigan

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 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,754 affordable apartments for rent in Monroe, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Monroe, Michigan

Monroe features 868 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 Monroe, Michigan

There are 886 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Monroe.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Monroe, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Monroe, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $847 and $1,035.

2022 Monroe, 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
Monroe, Michigan Fair Market Rent $631 $723 $941 $1,237 $1,503
Monroe, Michigan Payment Standard Range $568 to $694 $651 to $795 $847 to $1,035 $1,113 to $1,361 $1,353 to $1,653

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Monroe, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 1,754
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.

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 $85,800

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Monroe

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Monroe AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,050 $20,600 $23,200 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Monroe AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,050 $34,350 $38,650 $42,900 $46,350 $49,800 $53,200 $56,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Monroe AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$48,100 $54,950 $61,800 $68,650 $74,150 $79,650 $85,150 $90,650