Affordable Housing In Inkster
Wayne County, Michigan

Affordable Housing programs support 1,088 income based apartments in Inkster where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 567 affordable apartments in Inkster that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Inkster, Michigan

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

Cherry Hill Place

29477 Cherry Hill Rd
Inkster, Michigan
1 BR
Rent Assisted

Hamlin Place Estates

2680 Hamlin Dr
Inkster, Michigan
Affordable

St. Clements House

4009 Northland Avenue
Inkster, Michigan
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Thompson Towers Apartments

27727 Michigan Ave
Inkster, Michigan
Affordable

Lemoyne Gardens

4235 Klink St
Inkster, Michigan

Demby Terraces

28078 Annapolis St
Inkster, Michigan

Parkside Estates

3703 Henry Ruff Rd
Inkster, Michigan

Chateau Cherry Hill

213 Henry Ruff Rd
Inkster, Michigan
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Heatherwood Apartments

1672 Heatherwood Dr
Inkster, Michigan
Affordable

Twin Towers

1900 Inkster Rd
Inkster, Michigan
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Public Housing Agencies Serving Inkster, 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
Inkster Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); 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 Inkster.

Inkster, Michigan Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Inkster, Michigan

Inkster features 1,088 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 Inkster, Michigan

There are 567 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Inkster.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Inkster, Michigan

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Inkster landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Inkster.

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

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

Inkster, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 1,655
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,088
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.29%
Average Renter Household Size 2.72
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $30,210 ±$2,575
Median Rent $738 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 58.15% ± 5.88pp
Total Population 24,897

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.

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 $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 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Inkster

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