Affordable Housing In Muskegon County
Michigan

Affordable Housing programs support 2,088 income based apartments in Muskegon County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 1,577 affordable apartments in Muskegon County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Muskegon County, Michigan

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

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

Blue Lakes Residences, Lp

7190 Progress Rd
Twin Lake, Michigan
Income Based
2-4 BR
Rent Assisted

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

Whitehall Apartments II

1123 E Colby St
Whitehall, Michigan
Income Based
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Pine Grove Manor Apartments

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

Roosevelt Apartments

525 W SUMMIT AVE
Muskegon Heights, Michigan
1 BR

The Reserve at Norton Shores

1523 Norton Shores Lane
Norton Shores, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Berkshire Muskegon

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

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Muskegon County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Montague, MI Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Montague.
Affordable Housing In Muskegon, MI Affordable Housing programs support 25 apartment communities in Muskegon.
Affordable Housing In Muskegon Heights, MI Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Muskegon Heights.
Affordable Housing In Norton Shores, MI Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Norton Shores.
Affordable Housing In Ravenna, MI Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Ravenna.
Affordable Housing In Twin Lake, MI Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Twin Lake.
Affordable Housing In Whitehall, MI Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Whitehall.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

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 County.

Muskegon County, Michigan Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Muskegon County, Michigan

Muskegon County features 2,088 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 1,577 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 $894 and $1,092.

2023 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 $672 $764 $993 $1,242 $1,334
Muskegon County, 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 County, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 45
Total Low Income Apartments 3,665
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,088
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
Total Population 171,483

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 $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 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.
$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 County 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 County 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