Affordable Housing In Ann Arbor
Washtenaw County, Michigan

23 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ann Arbor

Club at Woodchase

1100 Rabbit Run Cir
Ann Arbor, MI
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Mgmt and Rein Arbordale Dr

Arbordale Dr
Ann Arbor, MI
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Csh Carrot Way Appartments, Csh - 016

Carrot Way Appartments Csh-016
Ann Arbor, MI
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Housing Authorities that serve Ann Arbor

Housing Authority Programs
Ann Arbor Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-sufficiency; Moving to Work; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
Plymouth Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-sufficiency; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD); Family Unification Program (FUP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ann Arbor, Michigan

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 23 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,332 affordable apartments for rent in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ann Arbor features 1,452 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 880 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ann Arbor.

Ann Arbor, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 23
Total Low Income Apartments 2,332
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,452
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 55.23%
Average Renter Household Size 2.16
Average Household Size 2.23
Median Household Income $55,990 ±$1,259
Median Rent $1,063 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.33% ± 2.37pp
Total Population 116,194

Population and Household Demographics

Ann Arbor is a City in Washtenaw County, Michigan with a population of 116,194. There are 47,179 households in the city with an average household size of 2.23 persons. 55.23% of households in Ann Arbor are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ann Arbor

The median gross income for households in Ann Arbor is $55,990 a year, or $4,666 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,063 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ann Arbor, a household making less than $3,543 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.33% of households who rent are overburdened in Ann Arbor.1

Area Median Income In Ann Arbor

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Ann Arbor, the AMI is calculated from all households within Washtenaw County.

In Ann Arbor, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $101,200

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Ann Arbor

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for Ann Arbor HUD Rental Assistance in Ann Arbor

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,250 $24,300 $27,350 $30,350 $32,800 $35,250 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $35,450 $40,500 $45,550 $50,600 $54,650 $58,700 $62,750 $66,800
80% of Median $52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,500 $81,550 $87,600 $93,650 $99,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Ann Arbor

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1989 to 2011, 13 low income apartment communities containing 733 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Ann Arbor by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Ann Arbor

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $35,450 $40,500 $45,550 $50,600 $54,650 $58,700 $62,750 $66,800
60% of Median $42,540 $48,600 $54,660 $60,720 $65,580 $70,440 $75,300 $80,160

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Ann Arbor is $54,660 a year, or $4,555 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,555 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,367 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $886 $949 $1,139 $1,316 $1,468 $1,619
60% $1,064 $1,139 $1,367 $1,579 $1,761 $1,943
Fair Market Rents in Ann Arbor

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$900 $921 $1,124 $1,445 $1,767