Affordable Housing In Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo County, Michigan

Waiting List Openings In Kalamazoo

Multi-County, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications for Alcona, Alpena, Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Crawford, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Iosco, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon and Wexford County will be accepted from August 2, 2022 at 9:00 am, until August 30, 2022 at 3:00 pm ET. 

How to Apply for the Multi-County, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting List.

46 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kalamazoo

City View in the Square Co-op Senior Apartments

710 Collins Street
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Income Based
1 BR

Canterbury House Apartments - Kalamazoo

690 Dragonfly
Kalamazoo, Michigan
1-3 BR

New Village Park

2400 Saint Albans Way
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Fox Ridge

1332 Fox Ridge Dr
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Apple Ridge

2231 Flower St
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Heather Gardens

2400 St Albans Way
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Lilac Hills

4411 Lilac Lane
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Gladeshire Apartments

1801 Shire Lane 
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Douglas Apartments

1211 Douglas Ave
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Disabled Supportive Housing

Pinehurst Townhomes

6740 Andover Drive 
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Kalamazoo, 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 Kalamazoo, 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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kalamazoo, Michigan

There are 46 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,846 affordable apartments for rent in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Kalamazoo features 3,166 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 Kalamazoo, Michigan

There are 1,442 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kalamazoo.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kalamazoo, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kalamazoo, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $791 and $967.

2022 Kalamazoo, 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
Kalamazoo, Michigan Fair Market Rent $613 $711 $879 $1,160 $1,252
Kalamazoo, Michigan Payment Standard Range $552 to $674 $640 to $782 $791 to $967 $1,044 to $1,276 $1,127 to $1,377

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Kalamazoo, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 46
Total Low Income Apartments 4,846
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,166
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 55.54%
Average Renter Household Size 2.32
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $33,009 ±$1,369
Median Rent $706 ±$18
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.64% ± 2.98pp
Total Population 75,499

Population and Household Demographics

Kalamazoo is a city in Kalamazoo County, Michigan with a population of 75,499. There are 28,025 households in the city with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 55.54% of households in Kalamazoo are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kalamazoo

The median gross income for households in Kalamazoo is $33,009 a year, or $2,751 a month. The median rent for the city is $706 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kalamazoo, a household making less than $2,353 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.64% of households who rent are overburdened in Kalamazoo.

Area Median Income In Kalamazoo

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

In Kalamazoo, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $86,600

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 Kalamazoo

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 Kalamazoo

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Kalamazoo AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,200 $20,800 $23,400 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Kalamazoo AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,350 $34,650 $39,000 $43,300 $46,800 $50,250 $53,700 $57,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Kalamazoo AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$48,500 $55,400 $62,350 $69,250 $74,800 $80,350 $85,900 $91,450