Affordable Housing In Jackson County
Michigan

47 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jackson County

Heritage Place at Lakeside

2900 Heritage Place Blvd
Jackson, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Arbors at Lakeside Apartments

2921 Woods Circle Dr
Jackson, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Canterbury House Apartments - Jackson

241 Oak Grove Ave
Jackson, Michigan
$614-883
1-3 BR

Albert Kahn Apartments

214 South Jackson St
Jackson, Michigan
$297-1,102
1-2 BR

Reed Manor

301 Steward Ave
Jackson, Michigan
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Chalet Terrace

316 Barberry Dr
Jackson, Michigan
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR
Family & Senior

Green Meadows Apartments

281 Green St
Springport, Michigan
Income Based
1-3 BR

Shahan Blackstone North Apartments

109 Shahan Dr
Jackson, Michigan
Family & Senior

Elaine Apartments

101 E Michigan Ave
Jackson, Michigan
Subsidized

Otsego Apartments

102 Francis St
Jackson, Michigan
Subsidized

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Jackson County, 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 Jackson County, 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)
Jackson Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jackson County, Michigan

There are 47 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,148 affordable apartments for rent in Jackson County, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Jackson County, Michigan

Jackson County features 1,960 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 Jackson County, Michigan

There are 1,188 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jackson County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jackson County, Michigan

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Jackson County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Jackson County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jackson County, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $779 and $953.

2022 Jackson County, 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
Jackson County, Michigan Fair Market Rent $615 $734 $866 $1,136 $1,274
Jackson County, Michigan Payment Standard Range $554 to $677 $661 to $807 $779 to $953 $1,022 to $1,250 $1,147 to $1,401

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Jackson County, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 47
Total Low Income Apartments 3,148
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,960
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.12%
Average Renter Household Size 2.30
Average Household Size 2.48
Median Household Income $46,326 ±$1,459
Median Rent $728 ±$13
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.26% ± 2.75pp
Total Population 159,759

Population and Household Demographics

Jackson County is a county in Michigan with a population of 159,759. There are 60,591 households in the county with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 28.12% of households in Jackson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jackson County

The median gross income for households in Jackson County is $46,326 a year, or $3,861 a month. The median rent for the county is $728 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jackson County, a household making less than $2,427 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.26% of households who rent are overburdened in Jackson County.

Area Median Income In Jackson 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 Jackson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,800

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 Jackson 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Jackson County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Jackson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,650 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $42,800
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Jackson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,700 $25,950 $29,200 $32,400 $35,000 $37,600 $40,200 $42,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Jackson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,300 $41,500 $46,700 $51,850 $56,000 $60,150 $64,300 $68,450

Cities In Jackson County

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City Served By
Blackman Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Blackman Township are the Jackson Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Brooklyn The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Brooklyn are the Jackson Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Cement City The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cement City are the Jackson Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Columbia The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Columbia are the Jackson Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Columbia Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Columbia Township are the Jackson Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Concord The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Concord are the Jackson Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Concordship The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Concordship are the Jackson Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Grass Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grass Lake are the Jackson Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Grass Lake Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grass Lake Township are the Jackson Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Hanover The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hanover are the Jackson Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Hanovership The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hanovership are the Jackson Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Henrietta The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Henrietta are the Jackson Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Jackson The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Jackson are the Jackson Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Leoni The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Leoni are the Jackson Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Liberty The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Liberty are the Jackson Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Michigan Center The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Michigan Center are the Jackson Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Napoleon The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Napoleon are the Jackson Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Napoleonship The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Napoleonship are the Jackson Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Norvell The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Norvell are the Jackson Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Parma The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Parma are the Jackson Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Parmaship The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Parmaship are the Jackson Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Pulaski The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pulaski are the Jackson Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Rives The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rives are the Jackson Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Sandstone The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sandstone are the Jackson Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Spring Arbor The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Spring Arbor are the Jackson Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Spring Arborship The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Spring Arborship are the Jackson Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Springport The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Springport are the Jackson Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Springportship The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Springportship are the Jackson Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Summit The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Summit are the Jackson Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Tompkins The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tompkins are the Jackson Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Vandercook Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Vandercook Lake are the Jackson Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Vineyard Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Vineyard Lake are the Jackson Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Waterloo The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Waterloo are the Jackson Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.