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Affordable Housing In Muskegon Heights
Muskegon County, Michigan


Waiting List Openings In Muskegon Heights

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

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Muskegon Heights

Mf - Dev 967 M.A. Houston

3020 Peck St
Muskegon Heights, Michigan
Accepts Vouchers

East Park Manor

2324 Jarman St
Muskegon Heights, Michigan

Wells Villa

2800 Woodcliffe Dr
Muskegon Heights, Michigan
Accepts Vouchers

Columbia Court

65 E Columbia Ave
Muskegon Heights, Michigan
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Housing Authorities that serve Muskegon Heights

Housing Authority Programs
Muskegon Heights 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 Heights, Michigan

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 499 affordable apartments for rent in Muskegon Heights, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Muskegon Heights, Michigan

Muskegon Heights features 343 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 Heights, Michigan

There are 156 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Muskegon Heights.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Muskegon Heights, Michigan

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

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

2020 Muskegon Heights, 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 Heights, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 499
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 343
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 50.7%
Average Renter Household Size 2.65
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $20,083 ±$1,917
Median Rent $609 ±$35
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 61.03% ± 8.03pp
Total Population 10,809

Population and Household Demographics

Muskegon Heights is a City in Muskegon County, Michigan with a population of 10,809. There are 4,156 households in the city with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 50.7% of households in Muskegon Heights are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Muskegon Heights

The median gross income for households in Muskegon Heights is $20,083 a year, or $1,674 a month. The median rent for the city is $609 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Muskegon Heights, a household making less than $2,030 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 61.03% of households who rent are overburdened in Muskegon Heights.1

Area Median Income In Muskegon Heights

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 Heights, the AMI is calculated from all households within Muskegon County.

In Muskegon Heights, 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 Heights

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 Heights

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