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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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Ravenna, 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 Ravenna, 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 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 $894 and $1,092.

2023 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 $672 $764 $993 $1,242 $1,334
Ravenna, Michigan Payment Standard Range $605 to $739 $688 to $840 $894 to $1,092 $1,118 to $1,366 $1,201 to $1,467

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 $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 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.
$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 Ravenna 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 Ravenna 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