Plymouth Square
20201 Plymouth Rd
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48228

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Funding Programs

Plymouth Square 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

Plymouth Square has a project-based Section 8 contract. 280 of the 340 total units at the property receive Section 8 assistance. This means that 82% 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 April 01, 2014 and the contract expires on March 31, 2034. The Section 8 contract rent is 103.5% 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.


Plymouth Square 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).

Plymouth Square is an apartment community containing 340 rental units. The property contains 498 bedrooms and based on typical apartment occupancy limits, Plymouth Square is home to not more than 899 persons when fully occupied.

Rent Subsidies

Plymouth Square 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

Plymouth Square contains a mix of 340 assisted one, two, and three bedroom apartments for rent. There are 194 One Bedroom, 134 Two Bedroom, and 12 Three Bedroom apartments in this property. The unit mix is 57% One Bedroom, 39% Two Bedroom, and 4% Three Bedroom apartment rentals. The average bedroom size for Plymouth Square is 1.46.

Michigan's 14th

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