Affordable Housing In Ravenna
Muskegon County, Michigan

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ravenna

Creekside Apartments

3796 S Ravenna Rd
Ravenna, Michigan

Trinity 3199 Slocum Rd

3199 S Slocum Rd
Ravenna, Michigan
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Housing Authorities that serve Ravenna

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 Ravenna, Michigan

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 75 affordable apartments for rent in Ravenna, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Ravenna, Michigan

Ravenna features 64 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 Ravenna, Michigan

There are 11 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ravenna.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ravenna, Michigan

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Ravenna landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Ravenna.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ravenna, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $743 and $908.

2021 Ravenna, 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
Ravenna, Michigan Fair Market Rent $593 $626 $825 $1,069 $1,119
Ravenna, Michigan Payment Standard Range $534 to $652 $563 to $689 $743 to $908 $962 to $1,176 $1,007 to $1,231

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Ravenna, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 75
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 64
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.07%
Average Renter Household Size 2.15
Average Household Size 2.71
Median Household Income $46,286 ±$2,490
Median Rent $536 ±$150
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 29.09% ± 21.11pp
Total Population 1,190

Population and Household Demographics

Ravenna is a city in Muskegon County, Michigan with a population of 1,190. There are 422 households in the city with an average household size of 2.71 persons. 26.07% of households in Ravenna are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ravenna

The median gross income for households in Ravenna is $46,286 a year, or $3,857 a month. The median rent for the city is $536 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ravenna, a household making less than $1,787 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 29.09% of households who rent are overburdened in Ravenna.

Area Median Income In Ravenna

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

In Ravenna, 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 Ravenna

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 Ravenna

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Ravenna 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 Ravenna 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 Ravenna 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