Affordable Housing In West Branch
Dickinson County, Michigan

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In West Branch

Maplewood Manor - West Branch

200 S Valley
West Branch, Michigan

Trails at West Branch, The

350 S 3rd St
West Branch, Michigan

Maplewood Manor

211 N Valley St
West Branch, Michigan

Griffin Place

356 State St
West Branch, Michigan

Sleepy Oaks

209 Shrigley St
West Branch, Michigan

Southside Apartments II

1845 S 1st St
West Branch, Michigan

Victorian Trails

232 S Valley St
West Branch, Michigan

West River Park Apartments

427 W River Park Dr
West Branch, Michigan

White Birch

350 State St
West Branch, Michigan

Ogemaw Hills Apts C/O Gld Management

102 State Street
West Branch, Michigan
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in West Branch, 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 West Branch, 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 West Branch, Michigan

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 328 affordable apartments for rent in West Branch, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in West Branch, Michigan

West Branch features 83 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 West Branch, Michigan

There are 245 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in West Branch.

Housing Choice Vouchers in West Branch, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in West Branch, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $693 and $847.

2022 West Branch, 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
West Branch, Michigan Fair Market Rent $533 $639 $770 $952 $1,044
West Branch, Michigan Payment Standard Range $480 to $586 $575 to $703 $693 to $847 $857 to $1,047 $940 to $1,148

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

West Branch, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 328
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 83
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters %
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 0.00
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Total Population 0

Population and Household Demographics

West Branch is a city in Dickinson County, Michigan with a population of 0. There are 0 households in the city with an average household size of 0.00 persons. % of households in West Branch are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in West Branch

The median gross income for households in West Branch is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Area Median Income In West Branch

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 West Branch, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dickinson County.

In West Branch, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,400

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 West Branch

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 West Branch

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the West Branch 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 West Branch 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 West Branch 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