Affordable Housing In Norton Shores
Muskegon County, Michigan

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Norton Shores

The Reserve at Norton Shores

1523 Norton Shores Lane
Norton Shores, Michigan
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1-3 BR

Trinity Village Apartments

2224 Valley St
Norton Shores, Michigan

Trinity Village Apartments II

2250 Valley St
Norton Shores, Michigan

Mf - Dev 9017 Trinity Village

2242 Valley St
Norton Shores, Michigan
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Norton Shores, 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 Norton Shores, Michigan

Housing Authority Programs
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)
Muskegon Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Norton Shores, Michigan

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 90 affordable apartments for rent in Norton Shores, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Norton Shores, Michigan

Norton Shores features 0 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 Norton Shores, Michigan

There are 90 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Norton Shores.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Norton Shores, Michigan

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Norton Shores landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Norton Shores.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Norton Shores, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $770 and $941.

2022 Norton Shores, 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
Norton Shores, Michigan Fair Market Rent $591 $655 $855 $1,091 $1,159
Norton Shores, 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 research.

Norton Shores, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 90
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 17.16%
Average Renter Household Size 2.07
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $50,850 ±$2,347
Median Rent $822 ±$37
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.91% ± 8.8pp
Total Population 23,982

Population and Household Demographics

Norton Shores is a city in Muskegon County, Michigan with a population of 23,982. There are 10,020 households in the city with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 17.16% of households in Norton Shores are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Norton Shores

The median gross income for households in Norton Shores is $50,850 a year, or $4,238 a month. The median rent for the city is $822 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Norton Shores, a household making less than $2,740 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.91% of households who rent are overburdened in Norton Shores.

Area Median Income In Norton Shores

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

In Norton Shores, 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 Norton Shores

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 Norton Shores

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Norton Shores 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 Norton Shores 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 Norton Shores 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