Affordable Housing In Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo County, Michigan

48 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kalamazoo

Northwind Hilltop Apartments

1004 Douglas Ave
Kalamazoo, Michigan

 Crosstown Parkway Senior Apartments

550 West Crosstown Parkway #102 
Kalamazoo, Michigan

New Horizon Village

2120 Inverness Ln
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Milham Parkside Apartments

20 Leona Ave
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Disabled Supportive Housing

Dillon Hall

3301 Gull Rd
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Elderly Supportive Housing

Westland Meadows Apartments

4305 Leisure Ln
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Elderly Supportive Housing

Elm - Eleanor Nsa

220 Elm St
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Comstock Village

5437 E H Ave
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Stuart Area Nsa

505 Woodward Ave
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Heritage Hills

600 Golden Dr
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 48 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,846 affordable apartments for rent in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Kalamazoo features 3,001 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 1,607 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 $944 and $1,154.

2023 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 $732 $855 $1,049 $1,381 $1,506
Kalamazoo, Michigan Payment Standard Range $659 to $805 $770 to $941 $944 to $1,154 $1,243 to $1,519 $1,355 to $1,657

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Kalamazoo, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 48
Total Low Income Apartments 4,846
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,001
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