Workforce Housing

Workforce housing is housing for the occupations needed in every community, including teachers, nurses, police officers, firefighters, and many other critical workers. The families in need of workforce housing do not fall neatly into a single narrow income category. Employees in some industries (e.g. retail sales, food service, tourism) are likely to be in the lower income ranges. Seasoned workforce jobs with education or training requirements, such as teachers, police officers, nurses, etc., may fall into the middle-income brackets but still find it difficult to afford homes in the community where they work.

For instance, in the Greater Lansing region, the average annual wage for restaurant cooks is $28,000, for teachers is $50,000 and for police officers is $60,000.

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1. Accessible Housing
2. Affordability
3. Affordable Housing
4. Area Median Income (AMI)
5. Assemble Housing
6. Attainable Housing
7. Displacement
8. Dwelling
9. Elderly Person Household
10. Extremely Low-Income Household
11. Fair Market Rent (FMR)
12. Family
13. Gentrification
14. Gross Annual Income
15. Gross Rent
16. Homeless
17. Household
18. Housing Assistance Payment
19. Housing Choice Voucher
20. Housing Market Area
21. Inadequate Housing
22. Low-Income Household
23. Market Area
24. Market Value
25. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
26. Net Rent
27. NIMBY (Not In My Backyard)
28. NOAH
29. Operating Subsidies
30. Overcrowding
31. Project-Based Housing Assistance
32. Project-Based Vouchers
33. Public Housing
34. Qualified Census Tract
35. Redlining
36. Rehabilitation
37. Renovation
38. Section 8
39. Tenant-Based
40. TIF
41. TOD
42. Utility Allowance
43. Waiting List
44. Workforce Housing