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Affordable Housing In Wellston
Manistee County, Michigan

Housing Authorities that serve Wellston

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 Wellston, Michigan

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

Income Based Apartments in Wellston, Michigan

Wellston 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 Wellston, Michigan

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wellston, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wellston, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $712 and $870.

2021 Wellston, 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
Wellston, Michigan Fair Market Rent $542 $600 $791 $1,029 $1,073
Wellston, Michigan Payment Standard Range $488 to $596 $540 to $660 $712 to $870 $926 to $1,132 $966 to $1,180

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Wellston, 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 38.46%
Average Renter Household Size 1.92
Average Household Size 1.95
Median Household Income $32,143 ±$9,444
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.33% ± 35.06pp
Total Population 304

Population and Household Demographics

Wellston is a city in Manistee County, Michigan with a population of 304. There are 156 households in the city with an average household size of 1.95 persons. 38.46% of households in Wellston are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wellston

The median gross income for households in Wellston is $32,143 a year, or $2,679 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wellston, a household making less than $0 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.33% of households who rent are overburdened in Wellston.

Area Median Income In Wellston

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 Wellston, the AMI is calculated from all households within Manistee County.

In Wellston, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,900

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 Wellston

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 Wellston

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