New Center Pavilion
666 W Bethune
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48202

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Funding Programs

New Center Pavilion was developed and operates with Federal housing financing. The property utilizes 2 Federal housing programs to make rent affordable to lower income tenants. These programs are Low Income Housing Tax Credit and Project Based Sec. 8.

Section 8

New Center Pavilion has a project-based Section 8 contract. 76 of the 76 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 October 01, 2006 and the contract expires on September 30, 2026. The Section 8 contract rent is 101.5% 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 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.

Low Income Housing Tax Credit

The property was developed using the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program. This program incentivizes investors to inject capital into rental apartments for lower income Americans. The property received a tax credit allocation in 2005 for $347,621 with a 10 year value of $3,476,210. The property was placed in service in 2007. 76 of 76 units at New Center Pavilion are low income and subject to the tax credit program. The property, at the time of the tax credit allocation, was located in a Qualified Census Tract qualifying it for additional tax credit financing.


New Center Pavilion 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).

New Center Pavilion is an apartment community containing 76 rental units. This property serves all family types. The property contains 112 bedrooms and based on typical apartment occupancy limits, New Center Pavilion is home to not more than 204 persons when fully occupied.

Rent Subsidies

New Center Pavilion 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

New Center Pavilion contains a mix of 76 assisted one and two bedroom apartments for rent. There are 40 One Bedroom and 36 Two Bedroom apartments in this property. The unit mix is 53% One Bedroom and 47% Two Bedroom apartment rentals. The average bedroom size for New Center Pavilion is 1.47.

Michigan's 14th

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