Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Okemos, MI

Discover affordable housing in Okemos where there are 1+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Carriage Lane Apartments

3882 Dobie Rd, Okemos, Michigan 48864

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Okemos, Michigan
$10.35 (+100%) more than Michigan minimum wage and $13.43 (+185%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Okemos, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs for Okemos, Michigan.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Okemos, Michigan.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Okemos, Michigan.

Go to the Michigan Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Okemos.

How many renters live in Okemos, Michigan?

The City of Okemos has 25,549 people living in 10,246 households.

There are 9,211 renters living in 4,426 renter households in this City. Renters make up 36.05 percent of the population living in Okemos.

What is the rental market like in Okemos, Michigan?

There are an estimated 11,085 housing units in the Okemos area. Of these, 4,831 units are rental homes, making up 44 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Okemos, Michigan, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Okemos?

The rental vacancy rate in Okemos is 6 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Okemos for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Okemos
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
448 826 1,961 985 154
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Okemos

A large number of apartments in Okemos have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Okemos are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 48 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 26 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Okemos

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $847 to $1,454. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $847
One BR $887
Two BR $1,092
Three BR $1,423
Four BR $1,454
2024 Fair Market Rents in Okemos, Michigan

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Okemos?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 93 21 percent
One BR 216 26 percent
Two BR 670 34 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Okemos, Michigan

How many affordable rental units are in Okemos?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Okemos, Michigan including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 150
Public Housing 89
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Okemos, Michigan

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Okemos, Michigan

Okemos features 89 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 Okemos, Michigan

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Okemos.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Okemos, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Okemos, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $983 and $1,201.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.