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Affordable Housing In River Rouge
Wayne County, Michigan


Waiting List Openings In River Rouge

Waiting ListStatus
Michigan State Housing Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon
Michigan State Housing Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In River Rouge

Sumby Senior Housing

240 Visger Rd
River Rouge, Michigan
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

513 Polk Ave

513 Polk Ave
River Rouge, Michigan
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Housing Authorities that serve River Rouge

Housing Authority Programs
River Rouge 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)
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
Melvindale Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in River Rouge, Michigan

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 355 affordable apartments for rent in River Rouge, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in River Rouge, Michigan

River Rouge features 355 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 River Rouge, Michigan

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in River Rouge.

Housing Choice Vouchers in River Rouge, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in River Rouge, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $879 and $1,075.

2020 River Rouge, 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
Fair Market Rent $639 $764 $977 $1,266 $1,376
Payment Standard Range $575 to $703 $688 to $840 $879 to $1,075 $1,139 to $1,393 $1,238 to $1,514

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

River Rouge, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 355
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 355
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.9%
Average Renter Household Size 2.85
Average Household Size 2.77
Median Household Income $26,230 ±$3,730
Median Rent $681 ±$212
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.97% ± 11.06pp
Total Population 7,673

Population and Household Demographics

River Rouge is a City in Wayne County, Michigan with a population of 7,673. There are 2,769 households in the city with an average household size of 2.77 persons. 42.9% of households in River Rouge are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in River Rouge

The median gross income for households in River Rouge is $26,230 a year, or $2,186 a month. The median rent for the city is $681 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In River Rouge, a household making less than $2,270 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.97% of households who rent are overburdened in River Rouge.1

Area Median Income In River Rouge

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

In River Rouge, 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 River Rouge

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 River Rouge

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