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Affordable Housing In Whitehall
Muskegon County, Michigan

Waiting List Openings In Whitehall

Waiting ListStatus
Michigan State Housing Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon
Michigan State Housing Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Whitehall

Shawl Apartments

225 Hall St
Whitehall, Michigan
Elderly Supportive Housing

Whitehall Apartments II

1123 E Colby St
Whitehall, Michigan

West Shore Apartments

1201 E Colby St
Whitehall, Michigan
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Housing Authorities that serve Whitehall

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 Whitehall, Michigan

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 136 affordable apartments for rent in Whitehall, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Whitehall, Michigan

Whitehall features 136 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 Whitehall, Michigan

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Whitehall, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Whitehall, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $703 and $859.

2020 Whitehall, 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
Fair Market Rent $571 $593 $781 $1,022 $1,058
Payment Standard Range $514 to $628 $534 to $652 $703 to $859 $920 to $1,124 $952 to $1,164

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Whitehall, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 136
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 136
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.67%
Average Renter Household Size 1.72
Average Household Size 2.28
Median Household Income $42,772 ±$4,683
Median Rent $509 ±$83
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.48% ± 11.86pp
Total Population 2,701

Population and Household Demographics

Whitehall is a City in Muskegon County, Michigan with a population of 2,701. There are 1,115 households in the city with an average household size of 2.28 persons. 37.67% of households in Whitehall are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Whitehall

The median gross income for households in Whitehall is $42,772 a year, or $3,564 a month. The median rent for the city is $509 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Whitehall, a household making less than $1,697 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.48% of households who rent are overburdened in Whitehall.1

Area Median Income In Whitehall

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

In Whitehall, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,600

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 Whitehall

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 Whitehall

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,850 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $37,900 $40,350
50% of Median $21,400 $24,450 $27,500 $30,550 $33,000 $35,450 $37,900 $40,350
80% of Median $34,250 $39,150 $44,050 $48,900 $52,850 $56,750 $60,650 $64,550