Kent County Housing Commission
Grand Rapids, MI - 49503


Kent County Housing Commission

82 Ionia Avenue, NW Suite 390 - 3rd Floor
Grand Rapids, MI - 49503

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Median apartment rental rate in this zip code: $891
Population in zip code: 37,250
Media age of those living in this zip code: 30
Media household income of those living in this zip code: $47,844
Average home value in this zip code: $147,786

Kent County Housing Commission provides housing assistance to low income residents through the management of the areas Housing Choice Voucher Program - Section 8. This program is income based and the eligibility guidelines are set by HUD. There may be waiting lists for these vouchers and at times the lists may close to new applicants based on the size of and length of wait on the lists. If you are in need of housing assistance in the area please contact the Housing Commission directly to obtain more information about eligibility requirements, availability of assistance, the status of any waiting lists and their application procedures.

Tips Before Applying for Low Income Housing
  • 1. Research all of the different low-income housing programs available in your area. There are a variety of federal, state, and local programs that offer low-income housing assistance. Each program has its own eligibility requirements and application process, so it is important to do your research to find the program that is right for you.
  • 2. Get all of your documentation in order: When you apply for low income housing, you will need to provide documentation of your income, assets, and household composition. This documentation may include tax returns, pay stubs, bank statements, and birth certificates.
  • 3. Be careful and accurate on all information provided: Any false or misleading information on your application will most likely result in your disqualification.
  • 4. Waiting Lists: The waiting lists for most, if not all low-income housing programs is long. Do not limit yourself to only apply to one apartment location.

Qualifications: Do you qualify to live here?
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.

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  • If you know the apartment costs, let us know.

    • Monday, March 25, 2019

      User Response: 800.00

    • Monday, January 28, 2019

      User Response: 576

    • Wednesday, November 28, 2018

      User Response: 800.00

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    • Monday, March 25, 2019

      User Response: None

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Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2023
Persons In Family Household Poverty Guideline
For Households with more than 8 persons, add $4,480 for each additional person.
1 $14,580
2 $19,720
3 $24,860
4 $30,000
5 $35,140
6 $40,280
7 $45,420
8 $50,560

*Alaska and Hawaii have different rates for HUD federal poverty guidelines.
These numbers above represent 100% of the Federal Poverty Rate. In order to get in some apartments the 100% rate changes to things like 200%. In these cases, you will only need to multiply the rate in each category by 2.

  • Reply User   2021-07-30 18:00:05

    To whom i t may concern, i, margaret who have section 8. I need 1bedroom with heat,water and appliances included. Also near bus line, my new home have to be 600 square feet and up, the front of the complex. I do really love the state of michigan.

  • Reply User   2020-08-12 17:28:50

    I'm desperately in need of housing for my twin daughters and myself my daughters are due january 1st but they could come early my current living situation is not suitable for twins i rent a small bedroom that barley fits me in it let alone to kids too i am employed but not working i do collect unemployment but that's less than 300 hundreds every two weeks if there anyway you could help me get into a safe and stable place before my girls get here would be amazing

  • Reply User   2019-03-13 03:28:41

    I'm in need of housing for me and my daughter i just recently found out i was pregnant and we are staying with a family friend in a one bedroom apartment to small for me and my toddler to be there i have one income besides $353 dollars in food stamps a month i could use any help i could get at this point in time and would be greatly appreciated by us!

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