Affordable Housing In Muskegon County
43 Low Income Apartment Communities In Muskegon County
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Muskegon County, 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 Muskegon County, Michigan
|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 County, Michigan
There are 43 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,581 affordable apartments for rent in Muskegon County, Michigan.
Income Based Apartments in Muskegon County, Michigan
Muskegon County features 2,067 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 County, Michigan
There are 1,493 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Muskegon County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Muskegon County, Michigan
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Muskegon County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Muskegon County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Muskegon County, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $743 and $908.
2021 Muskegon County, 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 County, Michigan Fair Market Rent||$593||$626||$825||$1,069||$1,119|
|Muskegon County, Michigan Payment Standard Range||$534 to $652||$563 to $689||$743 to $908||$962 to $1,176||$1,007 to $1,231|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Muskegon County, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||43|
|Total Low Income Apartments||3,581|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||2,067|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||25.07%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.38|
|Average Household Size||2.56|
|Median Household Income||$42,829 ±$917|
|Median Rent||$673 ±$16|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||53.65% ± 2.33pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Muskegon County is a county in Michigan with a population of 171,483. There are 64,490 households in the county with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 25.07% of households in Muskegon County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Muskegon County
The median gross income for households in Muskegon County is $42,829 a year, or $3,569 a month. The median rent for the county is $673 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Muskegon County, a household making less than $2,243 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.65% of households who rent are overburdened in Muskegon County.
Area Median Income In Muskegon County
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.
In Muskegon County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,000
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 County
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 County
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Muskegon County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Muskegon County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Muskegon County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Muskegon County
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