Lansing city limits extend into Clinton County and Eaton County.
There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list opening soon in Lansing.
Go to the Michigan Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Lansing.
There are 2,281 low-income apartments in Lansing that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Lansing, Michigan can range from $668 to $969 depending on the number of bedrooms.
Rental assistance programs support 2,537 low-income homes in Lansing where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $314 towards rent each month.
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.
|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|
Lansing features 2,537 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.
There are 2,281 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lansing.
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 $957 and $1,169.
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|
|Lansing, Michigan Fair Market Rent||$837||$868||$1,063||$1,374||$1,428|
|Lansing, Michigan Payment Standard Range||$753 to $921||$781 to $955||$957 to $1,169||$1,237 to $1,511||$1,285 to $1,571|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||58|
|Total Low Income Apartments||4,818|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||2,537|
|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|
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.
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.
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 $89,500
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 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.
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lansing AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lansing AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lansing AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.