Affordable Housing In West Monroe
Monroe County, Michigan

Waiting List Openings In West Monroe

Multi-County, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications for Alcona, Alpena, Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Crawford, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Iosco, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon and Wexford County will be accepted from August 2, 2022 at 9:00 am, until August 30, 2022 at 3:00 pm ET. 

How to Apply for the Multi-County, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting List.

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in West Monroe, 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 Monroe, 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)
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 $847 and $1,035.

2022 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
West Monroe, Michigan Fair Market Rent $631 $723 $941 $1,237 $1,503
West Monroe, Michigan Payment Standard Range $568 to $694 $651 to $795 $847 to $1,035 $1,113 to $1,361 $1,353 to $1,653

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 $85,800

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the West Monroe AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,050 $20,600 $23,200 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the West Monroe AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,050 $34,350 $38,650 $42,900 $46,350 $49,800 $53,200 $56,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the West Monroe AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$48,100 $54,950 $61,800 $68,650 $74,150 $79,650 $85,150 $90,650