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Affordable Housing In West Monroe
Monroe County, Michigan

Housing Authorities that serve West Monroe

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)
Ann Arbor Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Moving to Work; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in West Monroe, Michigan

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

Income Based Apartments in West Monroe, Michigan

West Monroe 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 West Monroe, Michigan

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in West Monroe, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in West Monroe, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $765 and $935.

2020 West Monroe, 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 $623 $656 $850 $1,150 $1,154
Payment Standard Range $561 to $685 $590 to $722 $765 to $935 $1,035 to $1,265 $1,039 to $1,269

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

West Monroe, 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 25.59%
Average Renter Household Size 2.73
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $33,892 ±$6,992
Median Rent $1,078 ±$54
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 22.69% ± 16.73pp
Total Population 3,345

Population and Household Demographics

West Monroe is a city in Monroe County, Michigan with a population of 3,345. There are 1,309 households in the city with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 25.59% of households in West Monroe are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in West Monroe

The median gross income for households in West Monroe is $33,892 a year, or $2,824 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,078 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In West Monroe, a household making less than $3,593 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 22.69% of households who rent are overburdened in West Monroe.

Area Median Income In West Monroe

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 Monroe, the AMI is calculated from all households within Monroe County.

In West Monroe, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,600

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 Monroe

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 Monroe

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,950 $19,400 $21,800 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $28,250 $32,250 $36,300 $40,300 $43,550 $46,750 $50,000 $53,200
80% of Median $45,150 $51,600 $58,050 $64,500 $69,700 $74,850 $80,000 $85,150