Affordable Housing In Plymouth
Wayne County, Michigan

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Plymouth

St. Davids Co-op Senior Apartments

44841 Ann Arbor Road
Plymouth, MI
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Tonquish Creek Manor

1160 Sheridan St
Plymouth, MI

Opportunity House

593 Deer St
Plymouth, MI
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Housing Authorities that serve Plymouth

Housing Authority Programs
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 Plymouth, Michigan

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 162 affordable apartments for rent in Plymouth, Michigan. Plymouth features 146 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 16 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Plymouth.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Plymouth, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 162
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 146
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.06%
Average Renter Household Size 1.66
Average Household Size 2.16
Median Household Income $75,949 ±$8,046
Median Rent $865 ±$46
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.54% ± 7.57pp
Total Population 8,952

Population and Household Demographics

Plymouth is a City in Wayne County, Michigan with a population of 8,952. There are 4,083 households in the city with an average household size of 2.16 persons. 39.06% of households in Plymouth are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Plymouth

The median gross income for households in Plymouth is $75,949 a year, or $6,329 a month. The median rent for the city is $865 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Plymouth, a household making less than $2,883 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.54% of households who rent are overburdened in Plymouth.1

Area Median Income In Plymouth

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

In Plymouth, 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 Plymouth

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 Plymouth HUD Rental Assistance in Plymouth

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

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 Plymouth

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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$639 $764 $977 $1,266 $1,376