Affordable Housing In Eaton County
Michigan


Waiting List Openings In Eaton County

Waiting ListStatus
Michigan State Housing Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Michigan State Housing Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Michigan State Housing Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

66 Low Income Apartment Communities In Eaton County

Porter Apartments

505 Townsend St
Lansing, MI
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Alison House

943 Alison House Ln
Lansing, MI
Income Based
1-2 BR
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Sunfield Park Apartments

415 Third St
Sunfield, MI
Subsidized

Pinebrook Manor

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

Grandhaven Manor

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

Vermontville Meadows Apartments

290 Spring St
Vermontville, MI
HCV Welcome

Rivervue Apartments

220 East St
Bellevue, MI
Call For Rent
1 BR

Butternutt Creek

100 Butternut Dr
Charlotte, MI
Subsidized

Capitol Commons

500 S Pine St
Lansing, MI
Subsidized

Sugar Mill Ldha Lp

417 Maynard St
Charlotte, MI
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

There are 66 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 5,190 affordable apartments for rent in Eaton County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 2,938 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Eaton County, HUD housing programs support 1,831 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 2,252 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Eaton County

Housing Authority Programs
Michigan State Housing Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)
Housing Services Mid Michigan Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Mainstream Voucher

Other Housing Authorities located in Eaton County

Housing Authority Programs
Potterville Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Eaton County, Michigan

Eaton County, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 66
Total Low Income Apartments 5,190
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 2,938
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

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 $74,300

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 $15,650 $17,850 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,050 $29,750 $33,450 $37,150 $40,150 $43,100 $46,100 $49,050
80% of Median $41,650 $47,600 $53,550 $59,450 $64,250 $69,000 $73,750 $78,500
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.

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 $26,050 $29,750 $33,450 $37,150 $40,150 $43,100 $46,100 $49,050
60% of Median $31,260 $35,700 $40,140 $44,580 $48,180 $51,720 $55,320 $58,860

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 $40,140 a year, or $3,345 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,345 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,004 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% $651 $698 $836 $966 $1,078 $1,189
60% $782 $837 $1,004 $1,160 $1,293 $1,427
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 55 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lansing are the Lansing Housing Commission, Housing Services Mid Michigan and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Sunfield 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sunfield are the Housing Services Mid Michigan and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Vermontville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Vermontville are the Housing Services Mid Michigan and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Charlotte 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Charlotte are the Housing Services Mid Michigan and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Eaton Rapids 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Eaton Rapids are the Housing Services Mid Michigan and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Bellevue 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bellevue are the Housing Services Mid Michigan and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Dimondale 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dimondale are the Housing Services Mid Michigan and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Potterville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Potterville are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Housing Services Mid Michigan.
Bellevueship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bellevueship are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Housing Services Mid Michigan.
Benton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Benton are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Housing Services Mid Michigan.
Brookfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Brookfield are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Housing Services Mid Michigan.
Carmel 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Carmel are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Housing Services Mid Michigan.
Chester 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Chester are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Housing Services Mid Michigan.
Delta Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Delta Township are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Housing Services Mid Michigan.
Eaton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Eaton are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Housing Services Mid Michigan.
Eaton Rapidsship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Eaton Rapidsship are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Housing Services Mid Michigan.
Hamlin 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hamlin are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Housing Services Mid Michigan.
Kalamo 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kalamo are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Housing Services Mid Michigan.
Mulliken 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mulliken are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Housing Services Mid Michigan.
Olivet 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Olivet are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Housing Services Mid Michigan.
Oneida Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Oneida Township are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Housing Services Mid Michigan.
Roxand 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Roxand are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Housing Services Mid Michigan.
Sunfieldship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sunfieldship are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Housing Services Mid Michigan.
Vermontvilleship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Vermontvilleship are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Housing Services Mid Michigan.
Walton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Walton are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Housing Services Mid Michigan.
Waverly 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Waverly are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Housing Services Mid Michigan.
Windsor Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Windsor Township are the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Housing Services Mid Michigan.