Muskegon, Michigan Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 1,429 income based apartments in Muskegon where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 827 affordable apartments in Muskegon that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Muskegon, Michigan

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Muskegon. Go to the Michigan Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Muskegon.

Park Woods Apartments

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

Christian Manor

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

Carriage House of Muskegon

1890 Carriage Road
Muskegon, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Hickory Village

1890 Carriage Road
Muskegon, Michigan
Call For Rent
1 BR
Rent Assisted

Pine Grove Manor Apartments

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

Berkshire Muskegon

929 N 1st Street
Muskegon, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
Affordable

Cogic Village - Muskegon

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

Samaritas Affordable Living Muskegon

785 Spring Street
Muskegon, Michigan
55+

Trinity Manor

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

Pioneer Arbour

2300 Barclay St
Muskegon, Michigan
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Affordable Housing Near Muskegon

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Muskegon, 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

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)
Go to the Michigan Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Muskegon.

Muskegon, Michigan Affordable Housing Data

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 827 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 $894 and $1,092.

2023 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
Muskegon, Michigan Fair Market Rent $672 $764 $993 $1,242 $1,334
Muskegon, Michigan Payment Standard Range $605 to $739 $688 to $840 $894 to $1,092 $1,118 to $1,366 $1,201 to $1,467

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Muskegon, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 26
Total Low Income Apartments 2,256
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.

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 $70,600

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Muskegon AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,050 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Muskegon AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,050 $28,600 $32,200 $35,750 $38,650 $41,500 $44,350 $47,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Muskegon AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,050 $45,800 $51,500 $57,200 $61,800 $66,400 $70,950 $75,550