Affordable Housing In Kent County
Waiting List Openings In Kent County
|Michigan State Housing Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher||Open Soon|
|Michigan State Housing Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher||Open Now|
107 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kent County
Housing Authorities that serve Kent County
|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|
Other Housing Authorities located in Kent County
|Rockford Housing Commission||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Kent County, Michigan
There are 107 low income housing apartment communities offering 6,939 affordable apartments for rent in Kent County, Michigan.
Income Based Apartments in Kent County, Michigan
Kent County features 3,792 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 3,147 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.
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Kent County, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||107|
|Total Low Income Apartments||6,939|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||3,792|
|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|
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.1
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 $76,600
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 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
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$16,100||$18,400||$21,330||$25,750||$30,170||$34,590||$39,010||$43,430|
|50% of Median||$26,850||$30,650||$34,500||$38,300||$41,400||$44,450||$47,500||$50,600|
|80% of Median||$42,950||$49,050||$55,200||$61,300||$66,250||$71,150||$76,050||$80,950|
Cities In Kent County
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