Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Ottawa County, MI

Discover affordable housing in Ottawa County where there are 17+ 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.

Evergreen Village

217 Dewitt Ln, Spring Lake, Michigan 49456

bed 1

Lloyds Bayou

17046 Lloyds Bayou Dr, Spring Lake, Michigan 49456

bed 1-2

Haven Huis

100 Madison Ct, Zeeland, Michigan 49464

Pinewood Place Pinewood Apartments

1500 S Ferry St, Grand Haven, Michigan 49417

River Village

162 River St, Coopersville, Michigan 49404

Mf - Dev 971 the Depot.

301 Ottawa St, Coopersville, Michigan 49404

Mill Point Place

400 Liberty St, Spring Lake, Michigan 49456

bed 2

Stonebridge Apartments

11265 Washington Ave, Allendale, Michigan 49401

Setters Pointe II

501 Setters Run, Coopersville, Michigan 49404

Setters Point Apartments

109 West St, Coopersville, Michigan 49404


7663 Riverbend Dr, Jenison, Michigan 49428

Ottawa County Supportive Housing Project

309 N Despelder St, Grand Haven, Michigan 49417

Hancock Apts Mgmt Resource Dev

531 Randall Street, Coopersville, Michigan

The Meadows

325 Meadow Lane, Coopersville, Michigan

Langeland Farms Inc

5085 Garfield St, Coopersville, Michigan

Mf - Dev Setters Point II

Setter's Point Ii, Coopersville, Michigan 49404

Mf - Dev 1013 Setters Point

1013 Setters Point, Coopersville, Michigan 49404

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Ottawa County, Michigan

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Ottawa County, Michigan
$13.53 (+131%) more than Michigan minimum wage and $16.61 (+229%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Ottawa 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.

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 Ottawa County, Michigan.

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

How many renters live in Ottawa County, Michigan?

The County of Ottawa County has 300,873 people living in 111,425 households.

There are 59,435 renters living in 26,328 renter households in this County. Renters make up 19.75 percent of the population living in Ottawa County.

What is the rental market like in Ottawa County, Michigan?

There are an estimated 114,701 housing units in the Ottawa County area. Of these, 24,817 units are rental homes, making up 22 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Ottawa County, Michigan, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Ottawa County?

The rental vacancy rate in Ottawa County is 3 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 Ottawa County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Ottawa County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
496 3,870 12,663 5,347 3,885
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Ottawa County

A large number of apartments in Ottawa County 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 Ottawa County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 44 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 19 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 Ottawa County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $931 to $1,775. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $931
One BR $1,115
Two BR $1,260
Three BR $1,665
Four BR $1,775
2024 Fair Market Rents in Ottawa County, Michigan

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

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 121 24 percent
One BR 2,239 58 percent
Two BR 7,007 55 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Ottawa County, Michigan

How many affordable rental units are in Ottawa County?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 1,310
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 592
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 48
USDA Section 514 Farm Labor Housing 1
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Ottawa County, Michigan

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

Income Based Apartments in Ottawa County, Michigan

Ottawa County features 393 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 Ottawa County, Michigan

There are 293 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ottawa County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ottawa County, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ottawa County, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,134 and $1,386.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.