Affordable Housing In Oak Park
Oakland County, Michigan

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Oak Park

Jefferson Oaks

22001 Republic Avenue
Oak Park, Michigan

Coolidge Place Apartments

21111 Coolidge Hwy
Oak Park, Michigan
Family & Senior
Accessible

Prentis Jewish Apartments, Phase 2

15100 W 10 Mile Rd
Oak Park, Michigan
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Teitel Jewish Apartments

15106 W 10 Mile Rd
Oak Park, Michigan
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Oak 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Oak Park, Michigan

Housing Authority Programs
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)
Ferndale 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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Oak Park, Michigan

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 433 affordable apartments for rent in Oak Park, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Oak Park, Michigan

Oak Park features 319 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 Oak Park, Michigan

There are 60 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Oak Park.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Oak Park, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Oak Park, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $976 and $1,192.

2022 Oak 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
Oak Park, Michigan Fair Market Rent $733 $848 $1,084 $1,371 $1,473
Oak Park, Michigan Payment Standard Range $660 to $806 $763 to $933 $976 to $1,192 $1,234 to $1,508 $1,326 to $1,620

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Oak Park, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 433
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 319
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.35%
Average Renter Household Size 2.49
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $47,463 ±$3,151
Median Rent $983 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.45% ± 6.41pp
Total Population 29,727

Population and Household Demographics

Oak Park is a city in Oakland County, Michigan with a population of 29,727. There are 11,494 households in the city with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 43.35% of households in Oak Park are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Oak Park

The median gross income for households in Oak Park is $47,463 a year, or $3,955 a month. The median rent for the city is $983 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Oak Park, a household making less than $3,277 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.45% of households who rent are overburdened in Oak Park.

Area Median Income In Oak 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 Oak Park, the AMI is calculated from all households within Oakland County.

In Oak Park, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,000

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 Oak 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 Oak Park

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Oak Park AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,800 $19,200 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Oak Park AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,000 $32,000 $36,000 $40,000 $43,200 $46,400 $49,600 $52,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Oak Park AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,800 $51,200 $57,600 $64,000 $69,150 $74,250 $79,400 $84,500