Affordable Housing In Highland Park
Wayne County, Michigan


Waiting List Openings In Highland Park

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

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Highland Park

LaBelle Towers Co-op Senior Apartments

33 Labelle
Highland Park, MI
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized

Gabrielle Apartments

14201 2nd Ave
Highland Park, MI
Subsidized

Bishop Moore Apartments

99 Manchester Pkwy
Highland Park, MI
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Town Center Apartments

14441 2nd Ave
Highland Park, MI
Subsidized

Downes Manor

13725 John R St
Highland Park, MI

Manchester Place II

14350 2nd Ave
Highland Park, MI
HCV Welcome

Manchester Place

15350 2nd Ave
Highland Park, MI
HCV Welcome

Glendale Buena Vista

2 W Buena Vista St
Highland Park, MI
HCV Welcome

Highland Manor Apartments

20 Sears St
Highland Park, MI
HCV Welcome

Benjamin Manor

141 Manchester Pkwy
Highland Park, MI
HCV Welcome

There are 12 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,640 affordable apartments for rent in Highland Park. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 914 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Highland Park, HUD housing programs support 613 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 726 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Highland Park

Housing Authority Programs
Highland Park Housing Commission Public Housing
Detroit Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
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
Plymouth Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-sufficiency; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD); Family Unification Program (FUP)
Ferndale Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Highland Park, Michigan

Highland Park, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 1,640
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 914
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 64.01%
Average Renter Household Size 2.25
Total Population 11,102
Housing Units 4,499
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $17,250 ±$2,108
Median Rent $631 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.73% ± 6.23pp

Population and Household Demographics

Highland Park is a City in Wayne County, Michigan with a population of 11,102. There are 4,499 households in the city with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 64.01% of households in Highland Park are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Highland Park

The median gross income for households in Highland Park is $17,250 a year, or $1,438 a month. The median rent for the city is $631 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Highland Park, a household making less than $2,103 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.73% of households who rent are overburdened in Highland Park.1

Area Median Income In Highland Park

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

In Highland Park, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,300

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 Highland Park

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 Highland Park HUD Rental Assistance in Highland Park

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,050 $18,350 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,750 $30,550 $34,350 $38,150 $41,250 $44,300 $47,350 $50,400
80% of Median $42,750 $48,850 $54,950 $61,050 $65,950 $70,850 $75,750 $80,600
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Highland Park

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1990 to 2011, 8 low income apartment communities containing 1,065 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Highland Park by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Highland Park

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $26,750 $30,550 $34,350 $38,150 $41,250 $44,300 $47,350 $50,400
60% of Median $32,100 $36,660 $41,220 $45,780 $49,500 $53,160 $56,820 $60,480

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Highland Park is $41,220 a year, or $3,435 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,435 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,031 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $669 $716 $859 $993 $1,108 $1,222
60% $803 $860 $1,031 $1,191 $1,329 $1,466
Fair Market Rents in Highland Park

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$621 $753 $967 $1,261 $1,371