Affordable Housing In Kent County
Michigan


Waiting List Openings In Kent County

Waiting ListStatus
Grand Rapids Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon
Michigan State Housing Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

109 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kent County

Diamond Place

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

Allen Manor Senior Housing

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

Plymouth Arms

1836 Mason St
Grand Rapids, MI
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Subsidized

Southview Apartments

1033 College Avenue
Grand Rapids, MI
$600-750
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Cambridge Square of Grand Rapids

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

Pine Oak Apartments

850 36th St SW
Wyoming, MI
$669
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Kent Ridge Apartments

77 Kent Ridge
Kent City, MI
Subsidized

Kent Ridge Junction

161 Kentridge Dr
Kent City, MI

Harvest Hill Apartments

100 Childsdale Ave NE
Rockford, MI
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Grandview Apartments

1925 Bridge St NW
Grand Rapids, MI
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Kent County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Kent County

Housing Authority Programs
Rockford Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kent County, Michigan

There are 109 low income housing apartment communities offering 6,957 affordable apartments for rent in Kent County, Michigan. Kent County features 3,792 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 3,165 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kent County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Kent County, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 109
Total Low Income Apartments 6,957
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
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.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 Kent County 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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Kent County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 2012, 59 low income apartment communities containing 3,368 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Kent County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Kent County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $26,850 $30,650 $34,500 $38,300 $41,400 $44,450 $47,500 $50,600
60% of Median $32,220 $36,780 $41,400 $45,960 $49,680 $53,340 $57,000 $60,720

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Kent County is $41,400 a year, or $3,450 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,450 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,035 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $671 $719 $863 $996 $1,111 $1,226
60% $806 $863 $1,035 $1,196 $1,334 $1,472
Fair Market Rents in Kent County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$686 $789 $962 $1,296 $1,481

Cities In Kent County

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City Listings Served By
Grand Rapids 79 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.
Rockford 4 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.
Wyoming 8 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.
Kentwood 8 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.
Sparta 2 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.
Lowell 2 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.
Grandville 2 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.
Kent City 2 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.
Cedar Springs 1 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.
Walker 0 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.
Byron 0 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 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Byron Center are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Comstock Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Comstock Park are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Cedar Spring 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cedar Spring are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Ada 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ada are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Algoma 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Algoma are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Alpine 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Alpine are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Bowne 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bowne are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Byronship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Byronship are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Caledonia 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Caledonia are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Caledoniaship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Caledoniaship are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Cannon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cannon are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Cascade Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cascade Township are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Casnovia 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Casnovia are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Courtland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Courtland are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Cutlerville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cutlerville are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
East Grand Rapids 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve East Grand Rapids are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Forest Hills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Forest Hills are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Gaines Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gaines Township are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Grand Rapids Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grand Rapids Township are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Grattan 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grattan are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Lowell Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lowell Township are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Nelson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Nelson are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Northview 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Northview are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Oakfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Oakfield are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Plainfield Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Plainfield Township are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Sand Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sand Lake are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Solon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Solon are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Spartaship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Spartaship are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Spencer 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Spencer are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Tyrone 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tyrone are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.
Vergennes 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Vergennes are the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wyoming Housing Commission.