Affordable Housing In Saginaw
Saginaw County, Michigan

31 Low Income Apartment Communities In Saginaw

South Colony Place Seniors

180 S Colony Dr
Saginaw, Michigan
Income Based
1-2 BR

South Saginaw Homes

1026 Huntley Rd
Saginaw, Michigan
3-4 BR


Saginaw, Michigan
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Buena Vista

4530 Hess Ave
Saginaw, Michigan
Call For Rent
1 BR

Bliss Park Senior Housing

1111 N Harrison St
Saginaw, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Swanhaven Manor

300 Kennely Rd
Saginaw, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Elmwood Manor

2814 E Genesee Ave
Saginaw, Michigan

Joan Manley Wolfe Apartments

4235 McCarty Rd
Saginaw, Michigan
Elderly Supportive Housing

Lakeside Village

4370 Lakeside Cir
Saginaw, Michigan

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

Housing Authority Programs
Saginaw Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Saginaw, Michigan

There are 31 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,939 affordable apartments for rent in Saginaw, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Saginaw, Michigan

Saginaw features 1,659 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 Saginaw, Michigan

There are 1,039 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Saginaw.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Saginaw, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Saginaw, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $750 and $916.

2022 Saginaw, 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
Saginaw, Michigan Fair Market Rent $553 $633 $833 $1,041 $1,130
Saginaw, Michigan Payment Standard Range $498 to $608 $570 to $696 $750 to $916 $937 to $1,145 $1,017 to $1,243

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Saginaw, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 31
Total Low Income Apartments 2,939
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,659
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.98%
Average Renter Household Size 2.50
Average Household Size 2.54
Median Household Income $27,990 ±$1,727
Median Rent $650 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 59.51% ± 3.69pp
Total Population 50,288

Population and Household Demographics

Saginaw is a city in Saginaw County, Michigan with a population of 50,288. There are 19,286 households in the city with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 39.98% of households in Saginaw are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Saginaw

The median gross income for households in Saginaw is $27,990 a year, or $2,333 a month. The median rent for the city is $650 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Saginaw, a household making less than $2,167 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 59.51% of households who rent are overburdened in Saginaw.

Area Median Income In Saginaw

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 Saginaw, the AMI is calculated from all households within Saginaw County.

In Saginaw, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,900

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 Saginaw

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 Saginaw

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