Affordable Housing In Lansing
Ingham County, Michigan

Lansing city limits extend into  Clinton County and  Eaton County.

Waiting List Openings In Lansing

Multi-County, Michigan HCV Waiting List

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications for Alcona, Antrim, Arenac, Benzie, Berrien, Cass, Gladwin, Gogebic, Gratiot, Hillsdale, Ionia, Lake, Livingston, Luce, Mason, Mecosta, Monroe, Montcalm, Oceana, Ogemaw, Ontonagon, Osceola, Presque Isle, Roscommon, St. Clair, Sanilac, and Van Buren County will be accepted from October 26, 2021 at 9:00 am, until October 29, 2021 at 1:00 pm ET.

How to Apply for the Multi-County, Michigan HCV Waiting List.

55 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lansing

Ferris 01 - 3

718 N Pennsylvania Ave
Lansing, Michigan

Ferris 01 - 4

901 Vine St
Lansing, Michigan

Camelot Hills Apartments

601 Sadie Ct
Lansing, Michigan

Eighth Street

130 S 8th St
Lansing, Michigan

Mf - Dev 910 Ballentine

825 N Pennsylvania Ave
Lansing, Michigan

Mgmt and Rein Ferguson

72 Sheldon Blvd
Lansing, Michigan

Saginaw Terrace Redevelopment

512 W Saginaw St
Lansing, Michigan

Ferris 01 - 5

201 N Pennsylvania Ave
Lansing, Michigan

Ethel Apartments

117 S Hosmer St
Lansing, Michigan

Colonial Woods Senior Apartments

2001 W Mount Hope Ave
Lansing, Michigan

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Lansing, Michigan

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 4,728 affordable apartments for rent in Lansing, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Lansing, Michigan

Lansing features 2,525 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 2,203 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 $842 and $1,030.

2022 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
Lansing, Michigan Fair Market Rent $733 $767 $936 $1,203 $1,269
Lansing, Michigan Payment Standard Range $660 to $806 $690 to $844 $842 to $1,030 $1,083 to $1,323 $1,142 to $1,396

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lansing, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 55
Total Low Income Apartments 4,728
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,525
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 $79,100

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

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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.
$16,650 $19,000 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
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.
$27,700 $31,650 $35,600 $39,550 $42,750 $45,900 $49,050 $52,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lansing AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,350 $50,650 $57,000 $63,300 $68,400 $73,450 $78,500 $83,600