Grand Rapids, MI Low Income Housing

Grand Rapids, MI Low Income Housing Guide

Qualifying For Low Income Housing in Grand Rapids, MI

How do I qualify for low income housing in Grand Rapids, MI?
To qualify for low income housing in Michigan, you must meet the following income requirements:

Your household income must be below 80% of the area median income (AMI). The AMI is updated annually by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and varies by county.

You must have a valid Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).

You must be a U.S. citizen or a legal immigrant.

In addition to the income requirements, you may also need to meet other eligibility requirements, such as:

- You must not have been evicted from any public housing or Section 8 housing in the past three years.
- You must not have any outstanding felony convictions for drug-related offenses.
- You must not be a registered sex offender.

Types of Low Income Housing in Grand Rapids, MI

There are a variety of low-income housing options available in Grand Rapids, MI, including:
  • Public Housing: Public housing is owned and operated by your area Housing Authority. Public housing units are rented to low-income households at below-market rates.
  • Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers: Section 8 is a federal program that provides rental assistance to low-income households. Vouchers can be used to rent apartments, townhouses, or single-family homes from private landlords.
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC): LIHTC is a federal program that provides tax credits to developers who build or renovate affordable housing units. LIHTC units are typically rented at below-market rates.
  • Project-Based Section 8: Project-based Section 8 is a federal program that provides rental assistance to low-income households who live in specific apartment buildings or housing developments.
  • Very Low Income Housing Development (VLID): VLID is a federal program that provides grants to states and local governments to fund the development of affordable housing for low-income households.


In addition to these federal programs, there are also a number of state and local programs that provide low-income housing assistance in Grand Rapids, MI. These programs may offer rental assistance, down payment assistance, or other forms of financial assistance to help low-income households afford housing.

PublicHousing.com puts together our list of properties using the above program listings all on one website.



We display monthly rates for the apartments when possible. Most of subsidized apartments base the rent on income, therefore, you will need to contact the apartment directly for rates. We list all pertinent contact information.

HUD Fair Market Rent For Grand Rapids, Michigan - Kent County

Studio Apartments $1,101
One Bedroom Apartments $1,326
Two Bedroom Apartments $1,726
Three Bedroom Apartments $1,928

List of Low Income Housing in or near Grand Rapids, MI

Marsh Ridge Apartments - Low Income

Marsh Ridge Apartments - Low Income - Grand Rapids

470 Marsh Ridge Drive
Grand Rapids, MI - 49504
(616) 453-1122
Kent County

Stuyvesant Apartments - Low Income

Stuyvesant Apartments - Low Income - Grand Rapids

401 Cherry St SE
Grand Rapids, MI - 49503
(616) 456-9665
Kent County

Leonard Pines Apartments - Grand Rapids

1319 Leonard Ne
Grand Rapids, MI - 49505
616 459-3473
Kent County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Birchgrove Apartments - Grand Rapids

4022 Kalamazoo Ave Se
Grand Rapids, MI - 49508
616 281-9080
Kent County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Kent County Housing Commission - Grand Rapids

82 Ionia Avenue, NW Suite 390 - 3rd Floor
Grand Rapids, MI - 49503
(616)632-7400
Kent County
See What Other Users Are Saying
Apartment Costs (user reports): 800.00
576
800.00
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Are Utilities included in rent? (user reports): None
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Grand Rapids Housing Commission

Grand Rapids Housing Commission - Grand Rapids

1420 Fuller Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI - 49507
(616)235-2600
Kent County

Lighthouse Communities, - Grand Rapids

1422 Madison Ave. Se
Grand Rapids, MI - 49507
616-451-9140-229
Kent County

Inner City Christian Federation - Grand Rapids

920 Cherry Se
Grand Rapids, MI - 49506
616-336-9333-301
Kent County

Grand Rapids Urban League - Grand Rapids

745 Eastern Ave Se
Grand Rapids, MI - 49503
616-245-2207-206
Kent County

Baileys Grove - Grand Rapids

5252 Bailey Center Dr Se
Grand Rapids, MI - 49512
616-871-9300
Kent County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Elmdale Apartments - Grand Rapids

1361 Elmdale Ne
Grand Rapids, MI - 49505
616-866-1721
Kent County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Cambridge Square Grand Rapids

Cambridge Square Grand Rapids - Grand Rapids

1836 Mason St
Grand Rapids, MI - 49505
(616) 451-2749
Kent County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Breton Village Green - Grand Rapids

2305 Burton Se
Grand Rapids, MI - 49506
616-245-1942
Kent County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Gaylord House Apartments - Grand Rapids

2765 Orange Ave Se
Grand Rapids, MI - 49546
616 942-8008
Kent County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Camelot Woods I - Grand Rapids

2399 Charring Cross Se
Grand Rapids, MI - 49546
616 942 5631
Kent County
See What Other Users Are Saying
Apartment Costs (user reports): 500
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Are Utilities included in rent? (user reports): Water
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HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Allen Manor - Grand Rapids

532 James St Se
Grand Rapids, MI - 49503
616 456-6350
Kent County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Grandview Apartments - Grand Rapids

1925 Bridge St Nw
Grand Rapids, MI - 49504
616 453-8723
Kent County
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Apartment Costs (user reports): 30% of income
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HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Delaware Manor - Grand Rapids

10 Delaware Sw
Grand Rapids, MI - 49507
616 452-3703
Kent County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Plymouth Arms Apartments - Grand Rapids

1836 Mason Ne
Grand Rapids, MI - 49505
616 451-3289
Kent County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Northlake Village - Grand Rapids

3425 Northlake Dr Ne
Grand Rapids, MI - 49505
616 363-5357
Kent County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Oak Ridge Retirement Community - Grand Rapids

3781 Giddings Ave Se
Grand Rapids, MI - 49508
616 248-5410
Kent County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Madison Square - Grand Rapids

500 Hall Street Se
Grand Rapids, MI - 49507
616 245 3102
Kent County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Pine Ridge Apartments - Grand Rapids

3376 Tamarack Ct Ne
Grand Rapids, MI - 49505
(616)363-9884
Kent County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Fountains The - Grand Rapids

3971 Whispering Way Se
Grand Rapids, MI - 49546
(616) 957-3030
Kent County
See What Other Users Are Saying
Apartment Costs (user reports): 610
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HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Camelot Woods Ii - Grand Rapids

3857 Camelot Drive
Grand Rapids, MI - 49546
(616) 942-5631
Kent County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Tips for Finding Low-Income Housing in Grand Rapids, MI

  • 1. Check with local social service agencies. Many social service agencies offer affordable housing programs or can provide you with information on affordable housing resources in your area.
  • 2. HUD Exchange: The HUD Exchange website provides information on a variety of federal housing programs, including Section 8 and HOME.
  • 3. National Low Income Housing Coalition: The NLIHC website provides information on affordable housing programs and policies at the national and state levels.

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