Highland Park, Michigan Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 962 income based apartments in Highland Park where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 609 affordable apartments in Highland Park that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Highland Park, Michigan

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

LaBelle Towers Co-op Senior Apartments

33 Labelle
Highland Park, Michigan
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Rent Assisted
62+

Highland Manor Apartments

20 Sears St
Highland Park, Michigan
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Gabrielle Apartments

14201 2nd Ave
Highland Park, Michigan
Rent Assisted

Bishop Moore Apartments

99 Manchester Pkwy
Highland Park, Michigan
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Florentine East

731 Covington Drive
Highland Park, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Town Center Apartments

14441 2nd Ave
Highland Park, Michigan
Rent Assisted

Downes Manor

13725 John R St
Highland Park, Michigan

Manchester Place II

14350 2nd Ave
Highland Park, Michigan
Affordable

Manchester Place

15350 2nd Ave
Highland Park, Michigan
Affordable

Benjamin Manor

141 Manchester Pkwy
Highland Park, Michigan
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near Highland Park

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Highland Park, 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
Highland Park Housing Commission 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 Highland Park.

Highland Park, Michigan Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Highland Park, Michigan

Highland Park features 962 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 Highland Park, Michigan

There are 609 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Highland Park.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Highland Park, Michigan

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

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

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

Highland Park, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 1,571
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 962
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 64.01%
Average Renter Household Size 2.25
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $17,250 ±$2,108
Median Rent $631 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.73% ± 6.23pp
Total Population 11,102

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.

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 $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 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Highland Park

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Highland Park 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 Highland Park 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 Highland Park 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