Low Income Apartments In Center Line
Macomb County, Michigan


Waiting List Openings In Center Line

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Low Income Apartments In Center Line

Dunn Family Co-op Senior Apartments

8400 Engleman Street
Center Line, MI
62+
Subsidized

Centerline Park Towers

8033 E 10 Mile Rd
Center Line, MI
Subsidized

Lawrence Park Apartments

7000 E 10 Mile Rd
Center Line, MI
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There are 3 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 660 affordable apartments for rent in Center Line, Michigan. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 408 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 408 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Center Line. There are 252 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Center Line

Housing Authority Programs
Detroit Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Michigan State Housing Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
Plymouth Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD); Family Self-sufficiency; Public Housing; Family Unification Program (FUP)
Ferndale Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Eastpointe Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Center Line, Michigan

Center Line, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 660
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 408
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.7%
Average Renter Household Size 1.84
Total Population 8,306
Housing Units 3,694
Average Household Size 2.19
Median Household Income $33,817 ±$4,301
Median Rent $512 ±$102
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.02% ± 11.09pp

Population and Household Demographics

Center Line is a City in Macomb County, Michigan with a population of 8,306. There are 3,694 households in the city with an average household size of 2.19 persons. 48.7% of households in Center Line are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Center Line

The median gross income for households in Center Line is $33,817 a year, or $2,818 a month. The median rent for the city is $512 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Center Line, a household making less than $1,707 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.02% of households who rent are overburdened in Center Line.1

Area Median Income In Center Line

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 Center Line, the AMI is calculated from all households within Macomb County.

In Center Line, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,300

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 Center Line

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 Center Line HUD Rental Assistance in Center Line

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,050 $18,350 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,750 $30,550 $34,350 $38,150 $41,250 $44,300 $47,350 $50,400
80% of Median $42,750 $48,850 $54,950 $61,050 $65,950 $70,850 $75,750 $80,600
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Center Line

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

From 2006 to 2007, 2 low income apartment communities containing 550 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Center Line 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 Center Line

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $32,100 $36,660 $41,220 $45,780 $49,500 $53,160 $56,820 $60,480

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 Center Line is $41,220 a year, or $3,435 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,435 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,031 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% $669 $716 $859 $993 $1,108 $1,222
60% $803 $860 $1,031 $1,191 $1,329 $1,466
Fair Market Rents in Center Line

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$621 $753 $967 $1,261 $1,371