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Affordable Housing In Westphalia
Clinton County, Michigan

Housing Authorities that serve Westphalia

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)
Housing Services Mid Michigan Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Westphalia, Michigan

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

Income Based Apartments in Westphalia, Michigan

Westphalia 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 Westphalia, Michigan

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Westphalia, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Westphalia, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $804 and $982.

2020 Westphalia, 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 $682 $722 $893 $1,168 $1,280
Payment Standard Range $614 to $750 $650 to $794 $804 to $982 $1,051 to $1,285 $1,152 to $1,408

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Westphalia, 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 11.87%
Average Renter Household Size 1.80
Average Household Size 2.77
Median Household Income $54,327 ±$9,175
Median Rent $630 ±$64
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 15% ± 26.94pp
Total Population 933

Population and Household Demographics

Westphalia is a city in Clinton County, Michigan with a population of 933. There are 337 households in the city with an average household size of 2.77 persons. 11.87% of households in Westphalia are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Westphalia

The median gross income for households in Westphalia is $54,327 a year, or $4,527 a month. The median rent for the city is $630 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Westphalia, a household making less than $2,100 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 15% of households who rent are overburdened in Westphalia.

Area Median Income In Westphalia

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 Westphalia, the AMI is calculated from all households within Clinton County.

In Westphalia, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,700

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 Westphalia

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 Westphalia

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,850 $19,250 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $28,100 $32,100 $36,100 $40,100 $43,350 $46,550 $49,750 $52,950
80% of Median $44,950 $51,350 $57,750 $64,150 $69,300 $74,450 $79,550 $84,700