Affordable Housing In Detroit
Wayne County, Michigan

Affordable Housing programs support 14,651 income based apartments in Detroit where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 12,696 affordable apartments in Detroit that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Detroit, Michigan

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

Chene Park Commons

2001 Chene St
Detroit, Michigan
$740-905
1-2 BR
Affordable

Heritage Place at Magnolia for Seniors

3701 15th Street
Detroit, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

8330 On the River

8330 E. Jefferson
Detroit, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted

River Towers

7800 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, Michigan
$599-722
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted
62+

Fenimore Court Apartments

1941 Chene Ct
Detroit, Michigan
$893-1,492
1-2 BR

Village of Oakman Manor

14000 Woodrow Wilson St
Detroit, Michigan
Income Based
1 BR
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Bicentennial Tower

4 E Alexandrine St
Detroit, Michigan
Income Based
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted
Accessible
62+
Family & Senior

Cityview Senior Tower

4701 Chrysler Dr
Detroit, Michigan
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+

Meyers Plaza Co-op Senior Apartments

18000 Meyers Road
Detroit, Michigan
1 BR
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Alberta W King Village

2140 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Detroit, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
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Affordable Housing Near Detroit

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Detroit, 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
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 Detroit.

Detroit, Michigan Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Detroit, Michigan

Detroit features 14,651 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 Detroit, Michigan

There are 12,696 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Detroit.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Detroit, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Detroit, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,092 and $1,334.

2023 Detroit, 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
Detroit, Michigan Fair Market Rent $845 $952 $1,213 $1,511 $1,629
Detroit, 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.

Detroit, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 309
Total Low Income Apartments 27,978
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 14,651
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 50.59%
Average Renter Household Size 2.56
Average Household Size 2.65
Median Household Income $25,764 ±$408
Median Rent $747 ±$7
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.94% ± 1.17pp
Total Population 690,074

Population and Household Demographics

Detroit is a city in Wayne County, Michigan with a population of 690,074. There are 255,740 households in the city with an average household size of 2.65 persons. 50.59% of households in Detroit are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Detroit

The median gross income for households in Detroit is $25,764 a year, or $2,147 a month. The median rent for the city is $747 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Detroit, a household making less than $2,490 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.94% of households who rent are overburdened in Detroit.

Area Median Income In Detroit

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

In Detroit, 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 Detroit

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 Detroit

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Detroit 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 Detroit 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 Detroit 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