Affordable Housing In East Lansing
Clinton County, Michigan

Waiting List Openings In East Lansing

Multi-County, MI HCV Waiting List

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) will accept Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications for Alcona, Antrim, Arenac, Benzie, Berrien, Cass, Gladwin, Gogebic, Gratiot, Hillsdale, Ionia, Lake, Livingston, Luce, Mason, Mecosta, Monroe, Montcalm, Oceana, Ogemaw, Ontonagon, Osceola, Presque Isle, Roscommon, St. Clair, Sanilac, and Van Buren County from October 26, 2021 at 9:00 am, until October 29, 2021 at 1:00 pm ET.

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

Multi-County, MI HCV Waiting List

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) will accept Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications for Alger, Allegan, Alpena, Baraga, Branch, Calhoun, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Clare, Clinton, Delta, Dickinson, Houghton, Huron, Iron, Kalkaska, Keweenaw, Leelanau, Mackinac, Marquette, Menominee, Midland, Montmorency, Oscoda, Schoolcraft and Shiawassee County from November 9, 2021 at 9:00 am, until November 12, 2021 at 1:00 pm ET.

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

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In East Lansing

East Glen Apartments

1801 N Hagadorn Rd
East Lansing, Michigan
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Bailey Center Apartments

300 Bailey Street
East Lansing, Michigan
$690-830
1-2 BR

Deerpath

1290 Deer Path Ln
East Lansing, Michigan
Subsidized

Edgewood Village

6213 Towar Garden Cir
East Lansing, Michigan
Subsidized

Meridian Stratford Place

2790 Sirhal Dr
East Lansing, Michigan

1777 Haslett Road

1777 Haslett Rd
East Lansing, Michigan

Ivan Wood Senior Apartments

4672 S Hagadorn Rd
East Lansing, Michigan
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in East Lansing, 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 East Lansing, 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)
Housing Services Mid Michigan Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Mainstream Voucher
Lansing Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in East Lansing, Michigan

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 594 affordable apartments for rent in East Lansing, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in East Lansing, Michigan

East Lansing features 361 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 East Lansing, Michigan

There are 233 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in East Lansing.

Housing Choice Vouchers in East Lansing, Michigan

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay East Lansing landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in East Lansing.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in East Lansing, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $842 and $1,030.

2022 East Lansing, 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
East Lansing, Michigan Fair Market Rent $733 $767 $936 $1,203 $1,269
East Lansing, Michigan Payment Standard Range $660 to $806 $690 to $844 $842 to $1,030 $1,083 to $1,323 $1,142 to $1,396

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

East Lansing, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 594
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 361
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 65.62%
Average Renter Household Size 2.34
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $32,981 ±$2,433
Median Rent $863 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 66.16% ± 3.91pp
Total Population 48,669

Population and Household Demographics

East Lansing is a city in Clinton County, Michigan with a population of 48,669. There are 13,927 households in the city with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 65.62% of households in East Lansing are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in East Lansing

The median gross income for households in East Lansing is $32,981 a year, or $2,748 a month. The median rent for the city is $863 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In East Lansing, a household making less than $2,877 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 66.16% of households who rent are overburdened in East Lansing.

Area Median Income In East Lansing

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

In East Lansing, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,100

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 East Lansing

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 East Lansing

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the East Lansing AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,650 $19,000 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the East Lansing AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,700 $31,650 $35,600 $39,550 $42,750 $45,900 $49,050 $52,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the East Lansing AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,350 $50,650 $57,000 $63,300 $68,400 $73,450 $78,500 $83,600