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Affordable Housing In Williamston
Ingham County, Michigan


Waiting List Openings In Williamston

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

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Williamston

Park Terrace I Apartments CO Kmg Prestige

300 Lloyd St
Williamston, Michigan

Park Terrace Apartments

344 Wallace St
Williamston, Michigan
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Housing Authorities that serve Williamston

Housing Authority Programs
Ingham County Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
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)
Lansing Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Williamston, Michigan

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 143 affordable apartments for rent in Williamston, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Williamston, Michigan

Williamston features 0 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 Williamston, Michigan

There are 143 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Williamston.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Williamston, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Williamston, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $818 and $1,000.

2021 Williamston, 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
Williamston, Michigan Fair Market Rent $710 $740 $909 $1,171 $1,264
Williamston, Michigan Payment Standard Range $639 to $781 $666 to $814 $818 to $1,000 $1,054 to $1,288 $1,138 to $1,390

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Williamston, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 143
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.95%
Average Renter Household Size 2.01
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $51,510 ±$9,756
Median Rent $673 ±$103
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 26.87% ± 12.26pp
Total Population 3,855

Population and Household Demographics

Williamston is a city in Ingham County, Michigan with a population of 3,855. There are 1,579 households in the city with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 33.95% of households in Williamston are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Williamston

The median gross income for households in Williamston is $51,510 a year, or $4,293 a month. The median rent for the city is $673 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Williamston, a household making less than $2,243 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 26.87% of households who rent are overburdened in Williamston.

Area Median Income In Williamston

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 Williamston, the AMI is calculated from all households within Ingham County.

In Williamston, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,700

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 Williamston

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 Williamston

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Williamston AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,850 $19,250 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Williamston AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,100 $32,100 $36,100 $40,100 $43,350 $46,550 $49,750 $52,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Williamston AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,950 $51,350 $57,750 $64,150 $69,300 $74,450 $79,550 $84,700