Affordable Housing In New Era
Oceana County, Michigan

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In New Era

Lewis Properties

5220 S Water Rd
New Era, Michigan

Lewis Labor Housing II

5220 S Water Rd
New Era, Michigan
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in New Era, 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 New Era, 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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in New Era, Michigan

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 8 affordable apartments for rent in New Era, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in New Era, Michigan

New Era 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 New Era, Michigan

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in New Era, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in New Era, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $681 and $833.

2022 New Era, 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
New Era, Michigan Fair Market Rent $575 $575 $757 $1,002 $1,091
New Era, Michigan Payment Standard Range $518 to $633 $518 to $633 $681 to $833 $902 to $1,102 $982 to $1,200

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

New Era, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 8
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 14.2%
Average Renter Household Size 2.44
Average Household Size 2.76
Median Household Income $56,389 ±$6,983
Median Rent $581 ±$372
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36% ± 50.61pp
Total Population 486

Population and Household Demographics

New Era is a city in Oceana County, Michigan with a population of 486. There are 176 households in the city with an average household size of 2.76 persons. 14.2% of households in New Era are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in New Era

The median gross income for households in New Era is $56,389 a year, or $4,699 a month. The median rent for the city is $581 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In New Era, a household making less than $1,937 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36% of households who rent are overburdened in New Era.

Area Median Income In New Era

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 New Era, the AMI is calculated from all households within Oceana County.

In New Era, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,600

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 New Era

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 New Era

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the New Era 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 New Era 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 New Era 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