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Affordable Housing In Jenison
Ottawa County, Michigan

Waiting List Openings In Jenison

Waiting ListStatus
Michigan State Housing Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon
Wyoming Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jenison


7663 Riverbend Dr
Jenison, Michigan
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Housing Authorities that serve Jenison

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)
Wyoming Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jenison, Michigan

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 76 affordable apartments for rent in Jenison, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Jenison, Michigan

Jenison features 76 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 $843 and $1,031.

2021 Jenison, 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
Jenison, Michigan Fair Market Rent $803 $822 $937 $1,305 $1,435
Jenison, Michigan Payment Standard Range $723 to $883 $740 to $904 $843 to $1,031 $1,175 to $1,436 $1,292 to $1,579

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Jenison, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 76
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 76
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 16.65%
Average Renter Household Size 1.88
Average Household Size 2.65
Median Household Income $56,725 ±$2,669
Median Rent $1,227 ±$312
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.04% ± 14.87pp
Total Population 17,004

Population and Household Demographics

Jenison is a city in Ottawa County, Michigan with a population of 17,004. There are 6,409 households in the city with an average household size of 2.65 persons. 16.65% of households in Jenison are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jenison

The median gross income for households in Jenison is $56,725 a year, or $4,727 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,227 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jenison, a household making less than $4,090 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.04% of households who rent are overburdened in Jenison.

Area Median Income In Jenison

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 Jenison, the AMI is calculated from all households within Ottawa County.

In Jenison, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $83,600

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 Jenison

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 Jenison

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Jenison AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,600 $20,100 $22,600 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Jenison AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,300 $33,450 $37,650 $41,800 $45,150 $48,500 $51,850 $55,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Jenison AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,850 $53,550 $60,250 $66,900 $72,300 $77,650 $83,000 $88,350