Affordable Housing In Jackson
Jackson County, Michigan

40 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jackson

929 S Jackson St

929 S Jackson St
Jackson, Michigan

1032 S Jackson St

1032 S Jackson St
Jackson, Michigan

822 Everhard

822 Everhard St
Jackson, Michigan

Ashton Ridge Apartments

2905 Blake Rd
Jackson, Michigan

Bs - 127

127 E South St
Jackson, Michigan

Partnership Park I

704 S Mechanic St
Jackson, Michigan


2775 Airport Rd
Jackson, Michigan

Maple Ridge

110 N Dettman Rd
Jackson, Michigan

Ridgewood Vista

5200 Ridgewood Vista Dr
Jackson, Michigan

310 S Mechanic Lofts

310 S Mechanic St
Jackson, Michigan

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Jackson, 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, Michigan

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jackson, Michigan

There are 40 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,844 affordable apartments for rent in Jackson, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Jackson, Michigan

Jackson features 1,896 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, Michigan

There are 948 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jackson.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jackson, Michigan

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Jackson landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Jackson.

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

2022 Jackson, 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, Michigan Fair Market Rent $615 $734 $866 $1,136 $1,274
Jackson, 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 research.

Jackson, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 40
Total Low Income Apartments 2,844
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,896
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 49.48%
Average Renter Household Size 2.64
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $28,087 ±$2,144
Median Rent $652 ±$27
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.91% ± 4.14pp
Total Population 33,255

Population and Household Demographics

Jackson is a city in Jackson County, Michigan with a population of 33,255. There are 12,650 households in the city with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 49.48% of households in Jackson are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jackson

The median gross income for households in Jackson is $28,087 a year, or $2,341 a month. The median rent for the city is $652 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jackson, a household making less than $2,173 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.91% of households who rent are overburdened in Jackson.

Area Median Income In Jackson

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 Jackson, the AMI is calculated from all households within Jackson County.

In Jackson, 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

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Jackson 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 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 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