West Boston Apartments
3220 W Boston
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48206

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Funding Programs

West Boston Apartments 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

West Boston Apartments has a project-based Section 8 contract. 27 of the 27 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 01, 2016 and the contract expires on February 28, 2021. The Section 8 contract rent is 118.8% 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.

Overview

West Boston Apartments 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).

West Boston Apartments is an apartment community containing 27 rental units. The property contains 36 bedrooms and based on typical apartment occupancy limits, West Boston Apartments is home to not more than 63 persons when fully occupied.

Rent Subsidies

West Boston Apartments 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

West Boston Apartments contains a mix of 27 assisted one and two bedroom apartments for rent. There are 18 One Bedroom and 9 Two Bedroom apartments in this property. The unit mix is 67% One Bedroom and 33% Two Bedroom apartment rentals. The average bedroom size for West Boston Apartments is 1.33.

Michigan's 14th

Congressional District

27

Total Units

27

Project Based Sec. 8 Units

118.8

% of Fair Market Rent

28-Feb-21

Project Based Sec. 8 Contract Expiration

One and Two

Unit Mix

1.33

Average Bedroom Size

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