Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Muskegon, MI

Discover affordable housing in Muskegon where there are 27+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Hickory Village

1890 Carriage Road, Muskegon, Michigan 49442

Carriage House of Muskegon

1890 Carriage Road, Muskegon, Michigan 49442

Pine Grove Manor Apartments

1764 E Apple Avenue, Muskegon, Michigan 56345

Park Woods Apartments

924 Shonat St, Muskegon, Michigan 49442

Christian Manor

1480 McLaughlin Ave, Muskegon, Michigan 49442

Ten21 Apartments

1021 Jefferson St, Muskegon, Michigan 49440

Quail Meadows Apartments

725 Meadow Ln, Muskegon, Michigan 49442

Bayview Towers

864 Spring St, Muskegon, Michigan 49442

Royale Glen Apartments

1085 Royale Glen Drive , Muskegon, Michigan 49441

Trinity Manor

347 Shonat St, Muskegon, Michigan 49442

Barclay Senior Village

1931 Barclay St, Muskegon, Michigan 49441

Pioneer House - Ucpa

1390 Brusse Ave, Muskegon, Michigan 49442

Pioneer Arbour

2300 Barclay St, Muskegon, Michigan 49441

Whispering Timbers

1589 Hoyt St, Muskegon, Michigan 49442

Cogic Village - Muskegon

756 Emerald St, Muskegon, Michigan 49442

Hartford Terrace

1080 Terrace St, Muskegon, Michigan 49442

Samaritas Affordable Living Muskegon

785 Spring Street, Muskegon, Michigan 49442

Renaissance Place

552 W Clay Ave, Muskegon, Michigan 49440

Berkshire Muskegon

929 N 1st Street, Muskegon, Michigan 49440

The Village at Park Terrace

1350 W Hackley Ave, Muskegon, Michigan 49441

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Muskegon, Michigan
$9.67 (+94%) more than Michigan minimum wage and $12.75 (+176%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs for Muskegon, Michigan.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Muskegon, Michigan.

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

How many renters live in Muskegon, Michigan?

The City of Muskegon has 38,286 people living in 14,288 households.

There are 14,541 renters living in 6,701 renter households in this City. Renters make up 37.98 percent of the population living in Muskegon.

What is the rental market like in Muskegon, Michigan?

There are an estimated 16,684 housing units in the Muskegon area. Of these, 7,471 units are rental homes, making up 45 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Muskegon, Michigan, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Muskegon?

The rental vacancy rate in Muskegon is 10 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Muskegon for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Muskegon
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
88 2,288 2,626 1,249 351
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Muskegon

A large number of apartments in Muskegon have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Muskegon are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 51 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 27 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Muskegon

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $716 to $1,406. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $716
One BR $811
Two BR $1,056
Three BR $1,311
Four BR $1,406
2024 Fair Market Rents in Muskegon, Michigan

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Muskegon?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 55 63 percent
One BR 1,629 71 percent
Two BR 1,602 61 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Muskegon, Michigan

How many affordable rental units are in Muskegon?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Muskegon, Michigan including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 855
Public Housing 6
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 524
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 44
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 18
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Muskegon, Michigan

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Muskegon, Michigan

Muskegon features 1,294 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 798 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 $950 and $1,162.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.