Affordable Housing In Muskegon
Muskegon County, Michigan

24 Low Income Apartment Communities In Muskegon

Amazon Apartments

550 W Western Ave
Muskegon, Michigan

Arbor Crossings Apartments

834 S Sheridan Dr
Muskegon, Michigan

Jefferson Towers

1077 Jefferson St
Muskegon, Michigan
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

The Village at Park Terrace

1350 W Hackley Ave
Muskegon, Michigan

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

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, Michigan

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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Muskegon, Michigan

There are 24 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,119 affordable apartments for rent in Muskegon, Michigan.

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 690 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 $770 and $941.

2022 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 $591 $655 $855 $1,091 $1,159
Muskegon, Michigan Payment Standard Range $532 to $650 $590 to $721 $770 to $941 $982 to $1,200 $1,043 to $1,275

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Muskegon, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 24
Total Low Income Apartments 2,119
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 $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

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.
$13,550 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,000 $42,600
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.
$22,600 $25,800 $29,050 $32,250 $34,850 $37,450 $40,000 $42,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Muskegon AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,150 $41,300 $46,450 $51,600 $55,750 $59,900 $64,000 $68,150