River Towers

7800 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214

Waiting List Forecast: Likely Long or Closed for Rent Assisted units, and Likely Short or None for other affordable units

check_circleVerified for 2019 by Colleen Carter
Rent Beds Baths SqFt
$599 - 722 per Month 1 - 2 Beds 1 Bath 544 - 702 Sq Ft
check_circle  Senior (62+)
check_circle  Pets Allowed
check_circle  Project-Based Rental Assistance

Waitlist Forecast

Since this property is a LIHTC property that may have rental assistance for some or all units, there might be seperate or split waiting lists for rental assistance and non-rental assistance units. In this case, the rental assistance waiting list can be much longer than properties without rental assistance. The non-rental assistance units waiting list is likely much shorter or it may not have a waiting list at all. You should contact the property to verify.

Note: Affordable Housing Online has not confirmed the waiting list status directly with the property. This waiting list status forecast is based on our housing experts' knowledge of similar properties. You should always confirm this status directly with the property.

River Towers is a stately waterfront apartment community designed specifically for seniors age 62 and over.

This fifteen story high-rise overlooks the Detroit River, has stunning views and is minutes from Belle Isle, Hart Plaza and Chene Park. Complete medical centers, shopping centers and major freeways are also only moments away.

$400 Security Deposit required


Discover River Towers where the flexibility of convenient apartment home living allows you to make the most of each day.

Dave's Thoughts On River Towers

This LIHTC property is among the most common types of affordable rental housing in the United States. The LIHTC program only provides subsidies to the building’s owner at construction. The LIHTC program doesn't provide direct subsidies to the residents, but the owner must set rents affordable to low-income renters in the area. This property does participate in the Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance program and your rent would be subsidized and based on your income. You would not pay more than 30% of your income for rent. To qualify, you must earn 50% or less of the Area Median Income (AMI), which you can find on this page’s income chart. LIHTC properties tend to have shorter waiting lists however, since River Towers has a project-based subsidy, the waiting list is likely much longer than other local LIHTC properties. LIHTC properties nationwide are required to accept housing vouchers however, since this property has a Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance contract, your Section 8 voucher can not be used here. LIHTC properties were first built in the late 1980's and the LIHTC program funds the renovation of older properties. Because they tend to be newer or renovated, these properties are more likely to have larger units, more amenities, and greater tenant service offerings than other affordable housing programs. This property might be right for you if you need help paying your rent and are willing to wait for a longer waiting list.

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River Towers Amenities

  • Close to Shopping
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Utilities Included
  • Scenic View
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven and Range
  • Water Included
  • Convenient Location
  • Heat Included
  • Gas Included

Units at River Towers

Unit (Bd/Ba) Ft2 Rent
1 Bedroom (1/1) 544ft2 $599
2 Bedroom (2/1) 702ft2 $722

Income Qualification for River Towers

*AMI: Area Median Income. Renters qualify for different housing programs if their income is below a specified percentage of AMI.
AMI* 1 person 2 people 3 people 4 people
30% AMI for PBRA Units $19,900 / year $22,750 / year $25,600 / year $30,000 / year
50% AMI for LIHTC Units $33,150 / year $37,900 / year $42,650 / year $47,350 / year
50% AMI for PBRA Units $33,150 / year $37,900 / year $42,650 / year $47,350 / year
60% AMI for LIHTC Units $39,780 / year $45,480 / year $51,180 / year $56,820 / year
80% AMI for PBRA Units $53,050 / year $60,600 / year $68,200 / year $75,750 / year

*AMI: Area Median Income. Renters qualify for different housing programs if their income is below a specified percentage of AMI.

FAQs for River Towers

Does River Towers have a waiting list?

River Towers probably has a waiting list. Since our research has shown there is a project-based rental assistance associated with this property, the waiting list would be for the rent-assisted units. We haven't confirmed if this is the case, so you should contact the property to confirm.

Are rents subsidized at River Towers?

We believe rents are most likely subsidized at all or some of the units since our research has turned up at least one public housing or rental assistance contract probably associated with this property.

What property management company manges River Towers?

River Towers is managed by The Associated Management Company headquartered in Livonia, MI.

In addition to River Towers, how many other affordable housing properties (and units) are there in Detroit?

In addition to River Towers, we list 311 other affordable properties in Detroit. Learn about these properties here. Our data research shows that there are a total of 25094 affordable units in Detroit.

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Rent observations may change. We encourage users to verify rents and eligiblity requirements directly with the property.