Affordable Housing In Powers
Menominee County, Michigan

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Powers

Pleasant Acres

PO Box 11
Powers, Michigan

Pleasant Acres Apartments CO K. St John

N15967 US Highway 41
Powers, Michigan
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Powers, 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 Powers, 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 Powers, Michigan

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 96 affordable apartments for rent in Powers, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Powers, Michigan

Powers features 32 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 Powers, Michigan

There are 64 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Powers.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Powers, Michigan

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

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

2022 Powers, 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
Powers, Michigan Fair Market Rent $566 $644 $757 $1,040 $1,158
Powers, Michigan Payment Standard Range $509 to $623 $580 to $708 $681 to $833 $936 to $1,144 $1,042 to $1,274

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Powers, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 96
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 32
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.86%
Average Renter Household Size 2.00
Average Household Size 2.12
Median Household Income $26,458 ±$5,679
Median Rent $525 ±$230
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.62% ± 25.81pp
Total Population 484

Population and Household Demographics

Powers is a city in Menominee County, Michigan with a population of 484. There are 147 households in the city with an average household size of 2.12 persons. 42.86% of households in Powers are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Powers

The median gross income for households in Powers is $26,458 a year, or $2,205 a month. The median rent for the city is $525 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Powers, a household making less than $1,750 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.62% of households who rent are overburdened in Powers.

Area Median Income In Powers

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 Powers, the AMI is calculated from all households within Menominee County.

In Powers, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,800

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 Powers

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 Powers

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