Affordable Housing In Montague
Muskegon County, Michigan

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Montague

Harbour Pointe

8673 Ferry Street
Montague, Michigan
Income Based
1-2 BR

Shawl II

8363 Cook St
Montague, Michigan
Elderly Supportive Housing

Mf Dev 1012 Harbour Pointe

8673 Ferry St
Montague, Michigan

Channel View Apartments

8050 Cook St
Montague, Michigan
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Montague, 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 Montague, 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)
Muskegon Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Montague, Michigan

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 227 affordable apartments for rent in Montague, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Montague, Michigan

Montague features 25 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 Montague, Michigan

There are 202 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Montague.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Montague, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Montague, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $770 and $941.

2022 Montague, 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
Montague, Michigan Fair Market Rent $591 $655 $855 $1,091 $1,159
Montague, Michigan Payment Standard Range $532 to $650 $590 to $721 $770 to $941 $982 to $1,200 $1,043 to $1,275

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Montague, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 227
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 25
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.93%
Average Renter Household Size 2.16
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $46,354 ±$4,142
Median Rent $590 ±$50
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.04% ± 14.58pp
Total Population 2,408

Population and Household Demographics

Montague is a city in Muskegon County, Michigan with a population of 2,408. There are 999 households in the city with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 31.93% of households in Montague are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Montague

The median gross income for households in Montague is $46,354 a year, or $3,863 a month. The median rent for the city is $590 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Montague, a household making less than $1,967 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.04% of households who rent are overburdened in Montague.

Area Median Income In Montague

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 Montague, the AMI is calculated from all households within Muskegon County.

In Montague, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,600

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 Montague

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 Montague

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Montague AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,050 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Montague AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,050 $28,600 $32,200 $35,750 $38,650 $41,500 $44,350 $47,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Montague AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,050 $45,800 $51,500 $57,200 $61,800 $66,400 $70,950 $75,550