Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Jenison, MI

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7663 Riverbend Dr, Jenison, Michigan 49428

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Jenison, Michigan
$13.53 (+131%) more than Michigan minimum wage and $16.61 (+229%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Jenison, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs for Jenison, Michigan.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Jenison, Michigan.

Go to the Michigan Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Jenison.

How many renters live in Jenison, Michigan?

The City of Jenison has 17,314 people living in 6,719 households.

There are 1,888 renters living in 1,034 renter households in this City. Renters make up 10.9 percent of the population living in Jenison.

What is the rental market like in Jenison, Michigan?

There are an estimated 6,836 housing units in the Jenison area. Of these, 1,034 units are rental homes, making up 15 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Jenison, Michigan, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Jenison?

The rental vacancy rate in Jenison is 0 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Jenison for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Jenison
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
54 477 394 52 18
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Jenison

A large number of apartments in Jenison have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Jenison are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 68 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 27 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Jenison

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $931 to $1,775. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $931
One BR $1,115
Two BR $1,260
Three BR $1,665
Four BR $1,775
2024 Fair Market Rents in Jenison, Michigan

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Jenison?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 13 24 percent
One BR 131 27 percent
Two BR 251 64 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Jenison, Michigan

How many affordable rental units are in Jenison?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Jenison, Michigan including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 46
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Jenison, Michigan

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Jenison, Michigan

Jenison features 46 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 Jenison, Michigan

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jenison.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jenison, Michigan

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Jenison landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Jenison.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jenison, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,134 and $1,386.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.