Cheap Apartments In Eaton County
Michigan

Low Income Apartments In Eaton County

Pinebrook Manor

5925 S Waverly Rd
Lansing, MI
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Grandhaven Manor

3223 W Mount Hope Ave
Lansing, MI
1-2 BR
55+
HCV Welcome

Rivervue Apartments

220 East St
Bellevue, MI
1 BR

Butternutt Creek

100 Butternut Dr
Charlotte, MI
Subsidized

Capitol Commons

500 S Pine St
Lansing, MI
Subsidized

Elmwood Park

1030 Woodale Ln
Lansing, MI
Subsidized

Riverfront

601 N Cedar St
Lansing, MI
Subsidized

House of Ruth

625 Tirrell Rd
Charlotte, MI
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Summer Place Townhouses

4901 S Waverly Rd
Lansing, MI
Subsidized

Alison House

943 Allison House Ln
Lansing, MI
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

There are 67 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 5,292 affordable apartments for rent in Eaton County, Michigan. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 3,174 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 1,933 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Eaton County. There are 3,022 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Eaton County

Housing Authority Programs
Michigan State Housing Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-sufficiency
Housing Services for Eaton County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

Other Housing Authorities located in Eaton County

Housing Authority Programs
Lansing Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing
Potterville Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing

Understanding Affordable Housing in Eaton County, Michigan

Eaton County, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 67
Total Low Income Apartments 5,292
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 3,174
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.77%
Average Renter Household Size 2.15
Total Population 108,341
Housing Units 43,632
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $54,993 ±$1,364
Median Rent $771 ±$16
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.12% ± 3.4pp

Population and Household Demographics

Eaton County is a County in Michigan with a population of 108,341. There are 43,632 households in the county with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 28.77% of households in Eaton County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Eaton County

The median gross income for households in Eaton County is $54,993 a year, or $4,583 a month. The median rent for the county is $771 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Eaton County, a household making less than $2,570 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.12% of households who rent are overburdened in Eaton County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 3.4 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Eaton County

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.

In Eaton County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,900

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 Eaton County

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 Eaton County HUD Rental Assistance in Eaton County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,550 $17,750 $20,780 $25,100 $29,420 $33,740 $38,060 $42,380
50% of Median $25,900 $29,600 $33,300 $36,950 $39,950 $42,900 $45,850 $48,800
80% of Median $41,400 $47,300 $53,200 $59,100 $63,850 $68,600 $73,300 $78,050

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Eaton County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 2011, 39 low income apartment communities containing 2,005 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Eaton County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Eaton County by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Eaton County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,900 $29,600 $33,300 $36,950 $39,950 $42,900 $45,850 $48,800
HERA 50% $26,800 $30,600 $34,450 $38,250 $41,350 $44,400 $47,450 $50,500
60% of Median $31,080 $35,520 $39,960 $44,340 $47,940 $51,480 $55,020 $58,560
HERA 60% $32,160 $36,720 $41,340 $45,900 $49,620 $53,280 $56,940 $60,600

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Eaton County is $39,960 a year, or $3,330 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,330 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $999 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $648 $694 $833 $961 $1,073 $1,183
60% $777 $833 $999 $1,154 $1,287 $1,420
Fair Market Rents in Eaton County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$660 $730 $908 $1,201 $1,345

Cities In Eaton County

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City Listings Served By
Lansing 54 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lansing are the Lansing Housing Commission, Housing Services for Eaton County and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Sunfield 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sunfield are the Housing Services for Eaton County and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Vermontville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Vermontville are the Housing Services for Eaton County and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Charlotte 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Charlotte are the Housing Services for Eaton County and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Eaton Rapids 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Eaton Rapids are the Housing Services for Eaton County and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Bellevue 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bellevue are the Housing Services for Eaton County and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Dimondale 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dimondale are the Housing Services for Eaton County and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Potterville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Potterville is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Bellevueship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bellevueship is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Benton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Benton is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Brookfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brookfield is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Carmel 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carmel is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Chester 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chester is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Delta Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Delta Township is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Eaton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eaton is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Eaton Rapidsship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eaton Rapidsship is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Hamlin 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hamlin is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Kalamo 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kalamo is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Mulliken 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mulliken is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Olivet 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Olivet is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Oneida Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oneida Township is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Roxand 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Roxand is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Sunfieldship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sunfieldship is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Vermontvilleship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vermontvilleship is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Walton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Walton is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Waverly 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waverly is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Windsor Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Windsor Township is the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.