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Affordable Housing In St Joseph County
Michigan

25 Low Income Apartment Communities In St Joseph County

Pine Valley Place

1050 Canaris St
Constantine, Michigan
$590-734
1 BR

Enchanted Glen

466 South Burr Oak Road
Colon, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Hampton Pointe

1110 E Broadway St
Three Rivers, Michigan
$305-559
1-2 BR
55+

Edgewater Place Apartments

211 River Dr
Three Rivers, Michigan
$575-605
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Bristle Arms

210 South Elkhart Street
White Pigeon, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Westchase Apartments

1107 Hill Street
Three Rivers, Michigan
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Froh Manor Apartments

207 N Franks Ave
Sturgis, Michigan
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Riverside

1229 Lockport Dr
Three Rivers, Michigan
Subsidized

Village Manor

1404 Laura Ct
Sturgis, Michigan
Subsidized

River Country

120 Benjamin Dr
Three Rivers, Michigan
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve St Joseph County

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 St Joseph County, Michigan

There are 25 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,570 affordable apartments for rent in St Joseph County, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in St Joseph County, Michigan

St Joseph County features 1,102 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 St Joseph County, Michigan

There are 468 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in St Joseph County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in St Joseph County, Michigan

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay St Joseph County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in St Joseph County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in St Joseph County, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $678 and $828.

2021 St Joseph County, 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
St Joseph County, Michigan Fair Market Rent $516 $583 $753 $970 $1,074
St Joseph County, Michigan Payment Standard Range $464 to $568 $525 to $641 $678 to $828 $873 to $1,067 $967 to $1,181

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

St Joseph County, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 25
Total Low Income Apartments 1,570
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,102
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.98%
Average Renter Household Size 2.52
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $44,449 ±$1,194
Median Rent $647 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.98% ± 3.68pp
Total Population 61,022

Population and Household Demographics

St Joseph County is a county in Michigan with a population of 61,022. There are 23,270 households in the county with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 24.98% of households in St Joseph County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in St Joseph County

The median gross income for households in St Joseph County is $44,449 a year, or $3,704 a month. The median rent for the county is $647 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In St Joseph County, a household making less than $2,157 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.98% of households who rent are overburdened in St Joseph County.

Area Median Income In St Joseph County

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.

In St Joseph County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,100

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 St Joseph County

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 St Joseph County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the St Joseph County 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 St Joseph County 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 St Joseph County 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

Cities In St Joseph County

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City Served By
Centreville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Centreville is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Colon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Colon is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Constantine The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Constantine is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Sturgis The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sturgis are the Sturgis Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Three Rivers The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Three Rivers is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
White Pigeon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves White Pigeon is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.