Affordable Housing In Muskegon
Muskegon County, Michigan


Waiting List Openings In Muskegon

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

24 Low Income Apartment Communities In Muskegon

Park Woods Apartments

924 Shonat St
Muskegon, MI
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Christian Manor

1480 McLaughlin Ave
Muskegon, MI
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Carriage House of Muskegon

1890 Carriage Rd
Muskegon, MI
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Hickory Village

1890 Carriage Rd
Muskegon, MI
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Pine Grove Manor Apartments

1764 E Apple Avenue
Muskegon, MI
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Cogic Village - Muskegon

756 Emerald St
Muskegon, MI
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Trinity Manor

347 Shonat St
Muskegon, MI
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Pioneer Arbour

2300 Barclay St
Muskegon, MI
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Pioneer House - Ucpa

1390 Brusse Ave
Muskegon, MI
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Bayview Towers

864 Spring St
Muskegon, MI
62+
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Muskegon

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Muskegon, Michigan

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 24 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,119 affordable apartments for rent in Muskegon, Michigan. Muskegon features 1,429 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 690 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Muskegon.

Muskegon, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 24
Total Low Income Apartments 2,119
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,429
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 49.12%
Average Renter Household Size 2.27
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $27,106 ±$1,520
Median Rent $638 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 60.05% ± 4.04pp
Total Population 37,861

Population and Household Demographics

Muskegon is a City in Muskegon County, Michigan with a population of 37,861. There are 13,577 households in the city with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 49.12% of households in Muskegon are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Muskegon

The median gross income for households in Muskegon is $27,106 a year, or $2,259 a month. The median rent for the city is $638 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Muskegon, a household making less than $2,127 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 60.05% of households who rent are overburdened in Muskegon.1

Area Median Income In Muskegon

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 Muskegon, the AMI is calculated from all households within Muskegon County.

In Muskegon, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,600

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 Muskegon

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 Muskegon HUD Rental Assistance in Muskegon

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,850 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $37,900 $40,350
50% of Median $21,400 $24,450 $27,500 $30,550 $33,000 $35,450 $37,900 $40,350
80% of Median $34,250 $39,150 $44,050 $48,900 $52,850 $56,750 $60,650 $64,550
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Muskegon

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

From 1994 to 2010, 10 low income apartment communities containing 754 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Muskegon 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 Muskegon

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $21,400 $24,450 $27,500 $30,550 $33,000 $35,450 $37,900 $40,350
60% of Median $25,680 $29,340 $33,000 $36,660 $39,600 $42,540 $45,480 $48,420

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 Muskegon is $33,000 a year, or $2,750 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,750 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $825 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% $535 $573 $688 $794 $886 $978
60% $642 $688 $825 $953 $1,064 $1,174
Fair Market Rents in Muskegon

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
$571 $593 $781 $1,022 $1,058