Freedom Place
1101 W.warren Avenue
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48201

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Funding Programs

Freedom 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

Freedom Place has a project-based Section 8 contract. 350 of the 350 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 March 15, 1982 and the contract expires on September 29, 2022. The Section 8 contract rent is 112.5% 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, $863.00 for Two Bedroom, and $1,148.00 for Three 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.


Freedom 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).

Freedom Place is an apartment community containing 350 rental units. The property contains 603 bedrooms and based on typical apartment occupancy limits, Freedom Place is home to not more than 1140 persons when fully occupied.

Rent Subsidies

Freedom 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

Freedom Place contains a mix of 350 assisted one, two, and three bedroom apartments for rent. There are 132 One Bedroom, 183 Two Bedroom, and 35 Three Bedroom apartments in this property. The unit mix is 38% One Bedroom, 52% Two Bedroom, and 10% Three Bedroom apartment rentals. The average bedroom size for Freedom Place is 1.72.

Michigan's 14th

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