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Affordable Housing In Sterling Heights
Macomb County, Michigan

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sterling Heights

Autumn Ridge Village

36300 Dequindre Road
Sterling Heights, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Autumn Woods Townhouses

44401 Bridal Ln
Sterling Heights, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Urban Homes

13325 E 14 Mile Rd
Sterling Heights, Michigan

Lakeside Villa

15150 Shoreline Dr
Sterling Heights, Michigan
Elderly Supportive Housing

Eastpointe Apartments

8280 Chateau Rouge Blvd
Sterling Heights, Michigan

Schoenherr Towers

37500 Schoenherr Rd
Sterling Heights, Michigan

Northview Park Apartments

36505 Northview Blvd
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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Housing Authorities that serve Sterling Heights

Housing Authority Programs
Sterling Heights Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Detroit Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Moderate Rehabilitation; Family Unification Program (FUP)
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)
Ferndale Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Eastpointe Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Plymouth Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD); Family Unification Program (FUP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sterling Heights, Michigan

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,357 affordable apartments for rent in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Sterling Heights, Michigan

Sterling Heights features 1,157 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 Sterling Heights, Michigan

There are 200 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sterling Heights.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sterling Heights, Michigan

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Sterling Heights landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Sterling Heights.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sterling Heights, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $944 and $1,154.

2021 Sterling Heights, 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 $697 $821 $1,049 $1,344 $1,458
Payment Standard Range $627 to $767 $739 to $903 $944 to $1,154 $1,210 to $1,478 $1,312 to $1,604

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Sterling Heights, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 1,357
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,157
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.24%
Average Renter Household Size 2.23
Average Household Size 2.63
Median Household Income $60,089 ±$1,796
Median Rent $896 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.03% ± 3.09pp
Total Population 131,139

Population and Household Demographics

Sterling Heights is a city in Macomb County, Michigan with a population of 131,139. There are 49,444 households in the city with an average household size of 2.63 persons. 28.24% of households in Sterling Heights are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sterling Heights

The median gross income for households in Sterling Heights is $60,089 a year, or $5,007 a month. The median rent for the city is $896 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sterling Heights, a household making less than $2,987 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.03% of households who rent are overburdened in Sterling Heights.

Area Median Income In Sterling Heights

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 Sterling Heights, the AMI is calculated from all households within Macomb County.

In Sterling Heights, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,500

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 Sterling Heights

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 Sterling Heights

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,500 $18,850 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,500 $31,400 $35,350 $39,250 $42,400 $45,550 $48,700 $51,850
80% of Median $44,000 $50,250 $56,550 $62,800 $67,850 $72,850 $77,900 $82,900