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Affordable Housing In Rockford
Kent County, Michigan

Waiting List Openings In Rockford

Waiting ListStatus
Michigan State Housing Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon
Michigan State Housing Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rockford

Harvest Hill Apartments

100 Childsdale Ave NE
Rockford, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Richter Place

9101 Courtland Dr NE
Rockford, Michigan
Elderly Supportive Housing

Hillview Townhouses

602 Hillview Pl
Rockford, Michigan

Rogue Valley Towers

59 S Main St
Rockford, Michigan
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Housing Authorities that serve Rockford

Housing Authority Programs
Rockford Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Kent County Community Action Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Grand Rapids Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
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)
Wyoming Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rockford, Michigan

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 296 affordable apartments for rent in Rockford, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Rockford, Michigan

Rockford features 296 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 Rockford, Michigan

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rockford, Michigan

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Rockford landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Rockford.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rockford, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $866 and $1,058.

2020 Rockford, 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
Fair Market Rent $686 $789 $962 $1,296 $1,481
Payment Standard Range $617 to $755 $710 to $868 $866 to $1,058 $1,166 to $1,426 $1,333 to $1,629

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Rockford, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 296
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 296
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.83%
Average Renter Household Size 2.12
Average Household Size 2.62
Median Household Income $55,508 ±$13,421
Median Rent $751 ±$113
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.32% ± 16.4pp
Total Population 5,956

Population and Household Demographics

Rockford is a City in Kent County, Michigan with a population of 5,956. There are 2,255 households in the city with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 26.83% of households in Rockford are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rockford

The median gross income for households in Rockford is $55,508 a year, or $4,626 a month. The median rent for the city is $751 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rockford, a household making less than $2,503 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.32% of households who rent are overburdened in Rockford.1

Area Median Income In Rockford

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 Rockford, the AMI is calculated from all households within Kent County.

In Rockford, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,600

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 Rockford

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 Rockford

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,100 $18,400 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,850 $30,650 $34,500 $38,300 $41,400 $44,450 $47,500 $50,600
80% of Median $42,950 $49,050 $55,200 $61,300 $66,250 $71,150 $76,050 $80,950