Dearborn, Michigan Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 828 income based apartments in Dearborn where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 110 affordable apartments in Dearborn that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Dearborn, Michigan

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Dearborn. Go to the Michigan Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Dearborn.

Dearborn Town Center Senior

4550 Calhoun St
Dearborn, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
Affordable

Normandy Apartments

24320 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, Michigan
Call For Rent
1 BR
Rent Assisted

Village Park Apartments

2800 Liberty Ave
Dearborn, Michigan
Rent Assisted

St Sarkis Towers

19230 Ford Road
Dearborn, Michigan
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Ferney Gardens

1200 Ferney St
Dearborn, Michigan
Affordable

Lapeer Gardens

2880 Amazon St
Dearborn, Michigan
Affordable

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
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near Dearborn

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Dearborn

City Apartments
Detroit, MI Affordable Housing programs support 310 apartment communities in Detroit.
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Highland Park, MI Affordable Housing programs support 12 apartment communities in Highland Park.
Inkster, MI Affordable Housing programs support 10 apartment communities in Inkster.
Romulus, MI Affordable Housing programs support 8 apartment communities in Romulus.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Dearborn, Michigan

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

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)
Go to the Michigan Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Dearborn.

Dearborn, Michigan Affordable Housing Data

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 110 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 $1,092 and $1,334.

2023 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
Dearborn, Michigan Fair Market Rent $845 $952 $1,213 $1,511 $1,629
Dearborn, Michigan Payment Standard Range $761 to $930 $857 to $1,047 $1,092 to $1,334 $1,360 to $1,662 $1,466 to $1,792

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Dearborn, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 938
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 $89,800

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Dearborn AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,800 $21,500 $24,200 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Dearborn AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$31,350 $35,800 $40,300 $44,750 $48,350 $51,950 $55,500 $59,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Dearborn AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$50,150 $57,300 $64,450 $71,600 $77,350 $83,100 $88,800 $94,550