Bowin Place
15400 W Seven Mile Rd
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48235

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Funding Programs

Bowin Place was developed and operates with Federal housing financing. The property utilizes the Project Based Sec. 8 Federal housing program to make rent affordable to lower income tenants.

Section 8

Bowin Place has a project-based Section 8 contract. 193 of the 193 total units at the property receive Section 8 assistance. This means that 100% of the renter households in the property pay no more than 30% of their adjusted income for rent.

The current Section 8 contract was effective on December 12, 1978 and the contract expires on February 04, 2019. The Section 8 contract rent is 103.6% of the Fair Market Rent for the area. According to the HUD Multifamily database, the fair market rents for the area are $658.00 for One Bedroom and $863.00 for Two Bedroom.

27% of Michigan properties and 26% of all properties across the country have Section 8 rental subsidies. See the Rent Subsidies section for more.


Bowin Place is an affordable apartment community located in Detroit, Michigan which is located in Wayne County. The property is located in Michigan's 14th Congressional District served by Representative Brenda Lawrence (D), Senator Gary Peters (D) and Senator Debbie Stabenow (D).

Bowin Place is an apartment community containing 193 rental units. The property contains 211 bedrooms and based on typical apartment occupancy limits, Bowin Place is home to not more than 334 persons when fully occupied.

Rent Subsidies

Bowin Place provides rental subsidies to renters. The type of subsidy provided to apartment renters in Detroit, MI by this property is Project Based Sec. 8.

This subsidy allows the renter to pay 30% of his or her income for rent while the subsidy pays the difference. To qualify, a renter must earn 50% or less of the Area Median Income.

There is a minimum rent payment of not less than $25 and as much as $50 for all subsidy recipients at this property. That means that even if a renter has zero income, they will still be required to pay rent. In recent years, there have been various legislative proposals to increase the Section 8 minimum rent but advocates make the valid point that minimum rents affect the poorest of the poor.

Unit Mix

Bowin Place contains a mix of 193 assisted one and two bedroom apartments for rent. There are 175 One Bedroom and 18 Two Bedroom apartments in this property. The unit mix is 91% One Bedroom and 9% Two Bedroom apartment rentals. The average bedroom size for Bowin Place is 1.09.

Michigan's 14th

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