Affordable Housing In Inkster
Wayne County, Michigan


Waiting List Openings In Inkster

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10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Inkster

Cherry Hill Place

29477 Cherry Hill Rd
Inkster, MI
Subsidized

St. Clements House

4009 Northland Avenue
Inkster, MI
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Hamlin Place Estates

2680 Hamlin Dr
Inkster, MI
HCV Welcome

Thompson Towers Apartments

27727 Michigan Ave
Inkster, MI
HCV Welcome

Lemoyne Gardens

4235 Klink St
Inkster, MI

Demby Terraces

28078 Annapolis St
Inkster, MI

Parkside Estates

3703 Henry Ruff Rd
Inkster, MI

Chateau Cherry Hill

213 Henry Ruff Rd
Inkster, MI
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Heatherwood Apartments

1672 Heatherwood Dr
Inkster, MI
HCV Welcome

Twin Towers

1900 Inkster Rd
Inkster, MI
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There are 10 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,656 affordable apartments for rent in Inkster. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 1,088 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Inkster, HUD housing programs support 186 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 568 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Inkster

Housing Authority Programs
Inkster Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); 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 Inkster, Michigan

Inkster, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 1,656
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,088
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.29%
Average Renter Household Size 2.72
Total Population 24,897
Housing Units 9,451
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $30,210 ±$2,575
Median Rent $738 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 58.15% ± 5.88pp

Population and Household Demographics

Inkster is a City in Wayne County, Michigan with a population of 24,897. There are 9,451 households in the city with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 48.29% of households in Inkster are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Inkster

The median gross income for households in Inkster is $30,210 a year, or $2,518 a month. The median rent for the city is $738 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Inkster, a household making less than $2,460 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 58.15% of households who rent are overburdened in Inkster.1

Area Median Income In Inkster

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

In Inkster, 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 Inkster

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 Inkster HUD Rental Assistance in Inkster

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 Inkster

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

From 1989 to 2000, 7 low income apartment communities containing 512 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Inkster 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 Inkster

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 Inkster 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 Inkster

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