Affordable Housing In Kent County
Michigan

112 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kent County

Diamond Place

1003 Michigan Street NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan
$999-1,600
1-2 BR

Allen Manor Senior Housing

532 James Ave SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cambridge Square of Grand Rapids

1836 Mason St NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

205 South Division Avenue Apar

205 Division Ave S
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

26 Cherry Street Apartments

26 Cherry St SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Plymouth Arms

1836 Mason Street
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

Southview Apartments

1033 College Avenue
Grand Rapids, Michigan
$600-750
1 BR

Summer Haven Apartments

4740 Breton Rd SE
Kentwood, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Pine Oak Apartments

850 36th St SW
Wyoming, Michigan
$669
1 BR

Kent Ridge Apartments

77 Kent Ridge
Kent City, Michigan
Subsidized

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Kent County, 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 Kent County, 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)
Kent County Community Action Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Grand Rapids Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
Wyoming Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kent County, Michigan

There are 112 low income housing apartment communities offering 7,252 affordable apartments for rent in Kent County, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Kent County, Michigan

Kent County features 3,914 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 Kent County, Michigan

There are 3,338 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kent County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kent County, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kent County, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $937 and $1,145.

2022 Kent County, 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
Kent County, Michigan Fair Market Rent $798 $859 $1,041 $1,356 $1,538
Kent County, Michigan Payment Standard Range $718 to $878 $773 to $945 $937 to $1,145 $1,220 to $1,492 $1,384 to $1,692

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Kent County, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 112
Total Low Income Apartments 7,252
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,914
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.3%
Average Renter Household Size 2.40
Average Household Size 2.63
Median Household Income $53,063 ±$550
Median Rent $767 ±$7
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.21% ± 1.65pp
Total Population 622,590

Population and Household Demographics

Kent County is a county in Michigan with a population of 622,590. There are 232,961 households in the county with an average household size of 2.63 persons. 31.3% of households in Kent County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kent County

The median gross income for households in Kent County is $53,063 a year, or $4,422 a month. The median rent for the county is $767 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kent County, a household making less than $2,557 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.21% of households who rent are overburdened in Kent County.

Area Median Income In Kent County

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.

In Kent County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,000

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 Kent County

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 Kent County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Kent County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,800 $19,200 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Kent County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,000 $32,000 $36,000 $40,000 $43,200 $46,400 $49,600 $52,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Kent County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,800 $51,200 $57,600 $64,000 $69,150 $74,250 $79,400 $84,500

Cities In Kent County

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City Served By
Ada The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ada are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Wyoming Housing Commission and Kent County Community Action.
Algoma The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Algoma are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Wyoming Housing Commission and Kent County Community Action.
Alpine The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Alpine are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Wyoming Housing Commission and Kent County Community Action.
Bowne The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bowne are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Wyoming Housing Commission and Kent County Community Action.
Byron The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Byron are the Kent County Community Action, Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Byron Center The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Byron Center are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Wyoming Housing Commission and Kent County Community Action.
Byronship The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Byronship are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Wyoming Housing Commission and Kent County Community Action.
Caledonia The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Caledonia are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Wyoming Housing Commission and Kent County Community Action.
Caledoniaship The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Caledoniaship are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Wyoming Housing Commission and Kent County Community Action.
Cannon The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cannon are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Wyoming Housing Commission and Kent County Community Action.
Cascade Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cascade Township are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Wyoming Housing Commission and Kent County Community Action.
Casnovia The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Casnovia are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Wyoming Housing Commission and Kent County Community Action.
Cedar Spring The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cedar Spring are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Wyoming Housing Commission and Kent County Community Action.
Cedar Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cedar Springs are the Kent County Community Action, Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Comstock Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Comstock Park are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Wyoming Housing Commission and Kent County Community Action.
Courtland The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Courtland are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Wyoming Housing Commission and Kent County Community Action.
Cutlerville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cutlerville are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Wyoming Housing Commission and Kent County Community Action.
East Grand Rapids The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve East Grand Rapids are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Wyoming Housing Commission and Kent County Community Action.
Forest Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Forest Hills are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Wyoming Housing Commission and Kent County Community Action.
Gaines Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gaines Township are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Wyoming Housing Commission and Kent County Community Action.
Grand Rapids The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grand Rapids are the Kent County Community Action, Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Grand Rapids Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grand Rapids Township are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Wyoming Housing Commission and Kent County Community Action.
Grandville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grandville are the Kent County Community Action, Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Grattan The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grattan are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Wyoming Housing Commission and Kent County Community Action.
Kent City The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kent City are the Kent County Community Action, Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Kentwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kentwood are the Kent County Community Action, Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Lowell The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lowell are the Kent County Community Action, Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Lowell Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lowell Township are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Wyoming Housing Commission and Kent County Community Action.
Nelson The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Nelson are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Wyoming Housing Commission and Kent County Community Action.
Northview The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Northview are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Wyoming Housing Commission and Kent County Community Action.
Oakfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Oakfield are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Wyoming Housing Commission and Kent County Community Action.
Plainfield Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Plainfield Township are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Wyoming Housing Commission and Kent County Community Action.
Rockford The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rockford are the Rockford Housing Commission, Kent County Community Action, Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Sand Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sand Lake are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Wyoming Housing Commission and Kent County Community Action.
Solon The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Solon are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Wyoming Housing Commission and Kent County Community Action.
Sparta The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sparta are the Kent County Community Action, Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Spartaship The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Spartaship are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Wyoming Housing Commission and Kent County Community Action.
Spencer The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Spencer are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Wyoming Housing Commission and Kent County Community Action.
Tyrone The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tyrone are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Wyoming Housing Commission and Kent County Community Action.
Vergennes The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Vergennes are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Wyoming Housing Commission and Kent County Community Action.
Walker The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Walker are the Kent County Community Action, Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Wyoming The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wyoming are the Kent County Community Action, Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.