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Affordable Housing In Dearborn
Wayne County, Michigan

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dearborn

Normandy Apartments

24320 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, Michigan
Call For Rent
1 BR

Village Park Apartments

2800 Liberty Ave
Dearborn, Michigan

St Sarkis Towers

19230 Ford Road
Dearborn, Michigan
Elderly Supportive Housing

Ferney Gardens

1200 Ferney St
Dearborn, Michigan

Lapeer Gardens

2880 Amazon St
Dearborn, Michigan

Townsend Towers

7000 Freda St
Dearborn, Michigan

Kennedy Plaza

5111 Bingham St
Dearborn, Michigan

Sisson Manor

1515 Mason St
Dearborn, Michigan

Salina Gardens

2946 Salina St
Dearborn, Michigan
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Housing Authorities that serve Dearborn

Housing Authority Programs
Dearborn Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Detroit Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Moderate Rehabilitation; Family Unification Program (FUP)
Michigan State Housing Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
River Rouge Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Ferndale Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Melvindale Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
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 Dearborn, Michigan

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 861 affordable apartments for rent in Dearborn, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Dearborn, Michigan

Dearborn features 828 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Dearborn, Michigan

There are 33 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dearborn.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dearborn, Michigan

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dearborn landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Dearborn.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dearborn, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $944 and $1,154.

2021 Dearborn, Michigan Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fair Market Rent $697 $821 $1,049 $1,344 $1,458
Payment Standard Range $627 to $767 $739 to $903 $944 to $1,154 $1,210 to $1,478 $1,312 to $1,604

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Dearborn, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 861
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 828
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.73%
Average Renter Household Size 2.95
Average Household Size 3.04
Median Household Income $47,375 ±$2,014
Median Rent $973 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.91% ± 3.51pp
Total Population 96,069

Population and Household Demographics

Dearborn is a city in Wayne County, Michigan with a population of 96,069. There are 31,502 households in the city with an average household size of 3.04 persons. 32.73% of households in Dearborn are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dearborn

The median gross income for households in Dearborn is $47,375 a year, or $3,948 a month. The median rent for the city is $973 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dearborn, a household making less than $3,243 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.91% of households who rent are overburdened in Dearborn.

Area Median Income In Dearborn

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 Dearborn, the AMI is calculated from all households within Wayne County.

In Dearborn, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,500

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 Dearborn

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Dearborn

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,500 $18,850 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,500 $31,400 $35,350 $39,250 $42,400 $45,550 $48,700 $51,850
80% of Median $44,000 $50,250 $56,550 $62,800 $67,850 $72,850 $77,900 $82,900