Affordable Housing In Spring Lake
Ottawa County, Michigan

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Spring Lake

Evergreen Village

217 Dewitt Ln
Spring Lake, Michigan
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1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Lloyds Bayou

17046 Lloyds Bayou Dr
Spring Lake, Michigan
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1-2 BR
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Spring Lake, 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 Spring Lake, 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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Spring Lake, Michigan

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 182 affordable apartments for rent in Spring Lake, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Spring Lake, Michigan

Spring Lake features 60 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 Spring Lake, Michigan

There are 122 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Spring Lake.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Spring Lake, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Spring Lake, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $874 and $1,068.

2022 Spring Lake, 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
Spring Lake, Michigan Fair Market Rent $814 $852 $971 $1,329 $1,381
Spring Lake, Michigan Payment Standard Range $733 to $895 $767 to $937 $874 to $1,068 $1,196 to $1,462 $1,243 to $1,519

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Spring Lake, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 182
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 60
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.09%
Average Renter Household Size 1.81
Average Household Size 2.21
Median Household Income $50,707 ±$4,020
Median Rent $672 ±$44
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.37% ± 16.74pp
Total Population 2,438

Population and Household Demographics

Spring Lake is a city in Ottawa County, Michigan with a population of 2,438. There are 1,100 households in the city with an average household size of 2.21 persons. 20.09% of households in Spring Lake are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Spring Lake

The median gross income for households in Spring Lake is $50,707 a year, or $4,226 a month. The median rent for the city is $672 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Spring Lake, a household making less than $2,240 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.37% of households who rent are overburdened in Spring Lake.

Area Median Income In Spring Lake

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 Spring Lake, the AMI is calculated from all households within Ottawa County.

In Spring Lake, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $87,100

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 Spring Lake

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 Spring Lake

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Spring Lake AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,350 $20,950 $23,550 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Spring Lake AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,500 $34,850 $39,200 $43,550 $47,050 $50,550 $54,050 $57,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Spring Lake AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$48,800 $55,800 $62,750 $69,700 $75,300 $80,900 $86,450 $92,050