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Affordable Housing In Dearborn Heights
Wayne County, Michigan

Waiting List Openings In Dearborn Heights

Waiting ListStatus
Michigan State Housing Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dearborn Heights

Dearborn Heights Co-op Senior Apartments

16600 W. Outer Drive
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Income Based
1-2 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Housing Authorities that serve Dearborn Heights

Housing Authority Programs
Dearborn Heights Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
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 Heights, Michigan

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 201 affordable apartments for rent in Dearborn Heights, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Dearborn Heights features 201 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 Heights, Michigan

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dearborn Heights.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dearborn Heights, Michigan

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dearborn Heights landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Dearborn Heights.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dearborn Heights, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $879 and $1,075.

2020 Dearborn Heights, 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 $639 $764 $977 $1,266 $1,376
Payment Standard Range $575 to $703 $688 to $840 $879 to $1,075 $1,139 to $1,393 $1,238 to $1,514

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Dearborn Heights, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 201
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 201
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.95%
Average Renter Household Size 2.85
Average Household Size 2.71
Median Household Income $44,620 ±$1,699
Median Rent $954 ±$35
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.71% ± 5.57pp
Total Population 56,656

Population and Household Demographics

Dearborn Heights is a city in Wayne County, Michigan with a population of 56,656. There are 20,646 households in the city with an average household size of 2.71 persons. 25.95% of households in Dearborn Heights are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dearborn Heights

The median gross income for households in Dearborn Heights is $44,620 a year, or $3,718 a month. The median rent for the city is $954 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dearborn Heights, a household making less than $3,180 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.71% of households who rent are overburdened in Dearborn Heights.

Area Median Income In Dearborn Heights

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

In Dearborn Heights, 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 Heights

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 Heights

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