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Affordable Housing In Lansing
Ingham County, Michigan

Lansing city limits extend into  Clinton County and  Eaton County.

Waiting List Openings In Lansing

Waiting ListStatus
Michigan State Housing Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

55 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lansing

Porter Apartments

505 Townsend St
Lansing, Michigan
Income Based
1 BR

Alison House

943 Alison House Ln
Lansing, Michigan
Income Based
1-2 BR
Disabled Supportive Housing

Edgewood Villas

1010 W Edgewood Blvd
Lansing, Michigan
1-3 BR

Pinebrook Manor

5925 S Waverly Rd
Lansing, Michigan
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Delta River Senior Village

6090 W. Michigan Avenue
Lansing, Michigan
Elderly Supportive Housing

Grandhaven Manor

3223 W Mount Hope Ave
Lansing, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

South Washington Park

3200 S Washington Ave
Lansing, Michigan

Mt Vernon

3338 N Waverly Rd
Lansing, Michigan

Hildabrandt Park

3122 Turner Street
Lansing, Michigan

LaRoy Froh Townhouses

2400 Reo Rd
Lansing, Michigan

Housing Authorities that serve Lansing

Housing Authority Programs
Lansing Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Services Mid Michigan Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Mainstream Voucher
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)
Ingham County Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lansing, Michigan

There are 55 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,804 affordable apartments for rent in Lansing, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Lansing, Michigan

Lansing features 2,706 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 2,098 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 $804 and $982.

2020 Lansing, 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
Fair Market Rent $682 $722 $893 $1,168 $1,280
Payment Standard Range $614 to $750 $650 to $794 $804 to $982 $1,051 to $1,285 $1,152 to $1,408

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lansing, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 55
Total Low Income Apartments 4,804
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,706
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 49.21%
Average Renter Household Size 2.37
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $35,563 ±$1,091
Median Rent $734 ±$12
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.61% ± 2.82pp
Total Population 114,485

Population and Household Demographics

Lansing is a city in Ingham County, Michigan with a population of 114,485. There are 48,414 households in the city with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 49.21% of households in Lansing are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lansing

The median gross income for households in Lansing is $35,563 a year, or $2,964 a month. The median rent for the city is $734 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lansing, a household making less than $2,447 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.61% of households who rent are overburdened in Lansing.

Area Median Income In Lansing

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 Lansing, the AMI is calculated from all households within Ingham County.

In Lansing, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,700

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 Lansing

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 Lansing

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,850 $19,250 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $28,100 $32,100 $36,100 $40,100 $43,350 $46,550 $49,750 $52,950
80% of Median $44,950 $51,350 $57,750 $64,150 $69,300 $74,450 $79,550 $84,700