Affordable Housing In Sanford
Midland County, Michigan

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

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Sanford, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Sanford, Michigan

Sanford 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 Sanford, Michigan

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sanford, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sanford, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $783 and $957.

2022 Sanford, 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
Sanford, Michigan Fair Market Rent $582 $661 $870 $1,210 $1,341
Sanford, Michigan Payment Standard Range $524 to $640 $595 to $727 $783 to $957 $1,089 to $1,331 $1,207 to $1,475

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Sanford, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.59%
Average Renter Household Size 2.36
Average Household Size 2.26
Median Household Income $38,424 ±$3,254
Median Rent $625 ±$151
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.14% ± 22.62pp
Total Population 952

Population and Household Demographics

Sanford is a city in Midland County, Michigan with a population of 952. There are 421 households in the city with an average household size of 2.26 persons. 31.59% of households in Sanford are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sanford

The median gross income for households in Sanford is $38,424 a year, or $3,202 a month. The median rent for the city is $625 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sanford, a household making less than $2,083 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.14% of households who rent are overburdened in Sanford.

Area Median Income In Sanford

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 Sanford, the AMI is calculated from all households within Midland County.

In Sanford, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,100

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 Sanford

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 Sanford

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Sanford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,100 $18,400 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Sanford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$26,800 $30,600 $34,450 $38,250 $41,350 $44,400 $47,450 $50,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Sanford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$42,850 $49,000 $55,100 $61,200 $66,100 $71,000 $75,900 $80,800