Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Lansing, MI

Discover affordable housing in Lansing where there are 61+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Edgewood Villas

1010 W Edgewood Blvd, Lansing, Michigan 48911

bed 1-3
payment $668-969/mo.

Cedar Place

201 W Jolly Road, Lansing, Michigan 48910

bed 1
payment $900-975/mo.

Pinebrook Manor

5925 S Waverly Rd, Lansing, Michigan 48911

bed 2-3

Alison House

943 Alison House Ln, Lansing, Michigan 48917

bed 1-2

Lansing Manor

5200 Mall Dr W, Lansing, Michigan 48917

Capitol Park Center

720 West Ottawa St, Lansing, Michigan 48915

bed 1-2


1401 W Holmes Rd, Lansing, Michigan 48910

Capitol Commons Senior

500 S Pine St, Lansing, Michigan 48933

bed 1-2

Elmwood Park

1030 Woodale Ln, Lansing, Michigan 48917

bed 1-3


601 N Cedar St, Lansing, Michigan 48912

Grandhaven Manor II

3215 W Mount Hope, Lansing, Michigan 48911

bed 1-2
payment $1429-1709/mo.

Willow Vista

608 W Willow St, Lansing, Michigan 48906

bed 1-3

Capital Commons Senior

500 S Pine St, Lansing, Michigan 48933

bed 1-3
payment $651-1030/mo.

Delta River Senior Village

6090 W. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, Michigan 48917

Southbrook Villa

457 E Edgewood Blvd, Lansing, Michigan 48911

Capital Gardens Apartments

2019 N Grand River Ave, Lansing, Michigan 48906

Summer Place Townhouses

4901 S Waverly Rd, Lansing, Michigan 48911

Grandhaven Manor

3223 W Mount Hope Ave, Lansing, Michigan 48911

bed 1-2

Stadium North Lofts

500 N Cedar St, Lansing, Michigan 48912

bed 1-3

Stadium North Senior Lofts

514 Erie St, Lansing, Michigan 48912

bed 1-2
auto_awesome Focus Results:
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
elderly Senior
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible
accessible_forward Disability

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Lansing, Michigan

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Lansing, Michigan
$10.35 (+100%) more than Michigan minimum wage and $13.43 (+185%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Lansing, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs for Lansing, Michigan.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Lansing, Michigan.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Lansing, Michigan.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Mainstream Voucher programs for Lansing, Michigan.

Go to the Michigan Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Lansing.

How many renters live in Lansing, Michigan?

The City of Lansing has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 38.85 percent of the population living in Lansing.

What is the rental market like in Lansing, Michigan?

There are an estimated housing units in the Lansing area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Lansing, Michigan, there are 1.08 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Lansing?

The rental vacancy rate in Lansing is 5 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Lansing for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Lansing
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
840 7,790 9,881 3,365 1,024
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Lansing

A large number of apartments in Lansing have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Lansing

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $847 to $1,454. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $847
One BR $887
Two BR $1,092
Three BR $1,423
Four BR $1,454
2024 Fair Market Rents in Lansing, Michigan

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Lansing?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 395 47 percent
One BR 4,798 62 percent
Two BR 5,762 58 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Lansing, Michigan

How many affordable rental units are in Lansing?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Lansing, Michigan including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 236 Rental Assistance
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Lansing, Michigan

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Lansing, Michigan

Lansing features 2,850 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 Lansing, Michigan

There are 2,257 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lansing.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lansing, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lansing, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $983 and $1,201.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.