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Affordable Housing In Muskegon
Muskegon County, Michigan


Waiting List Openings In Muskegon

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

24 Low Income Apartment Communities In Muskegon

Park Woods Apartments

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

Christian Manor

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

Carriage House of Muskegon

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

Hickory Village

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

Pine Grove Manor Apartments

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

Cogic Village - Muskegon

756 Emerald St
Muskegon, Michigan
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Trinity Manor

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

Pioneer Arbour

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

Pioneer House - Ucpa

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

Bayview Towers

864 Spring St
Muskegon, Michigan
Subsidized
62+

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

There are 24 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,119 affordable apartments for rent in Muskegon, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Muskegon, Michigan

Muskegon features 1,429 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 Muskegon, Michigan

There are 690 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Muskegon.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Muskegon, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Muskegon, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $703 and $859.

2020 Muskegon, 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 $571 $593 $781 $1,022 $1,058
Payment Standard Range $514 to $628 $534 to $652 $703 to $859 $920 to $1,124 $952 to $1,164

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

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 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