Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Romulus, MI

Discover affordable housing in Romulus where there are 8+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Whispering Willows Co-op Senior Apartments

11100 Wayne Road, Romulus, Michigan 48174

Woodside Square Apartments

35473 E Alexander St, Romulus, Michigan 48174

Wellesley Townhouses Coop 1 - 5

35661 Smith Rd, Romulus, Michigan 48174

Sky Harbor

30427 Teaklane St, Romulus, Michigan 48174

Birch Run Townhouse Coop 1 and 2

35633 Garner St, Romulus, Michigan 48174

Romulus Towers

36500 Bibbins St, Romulus, Michigan 48174

Romulus Public Housing

5907 Chamberlain St, Romulus, Michigan 48174

Oakbrook Villa Apartments ( Sky Harbor )

15001 Brandt St, Romulus, Michigan 48174

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Romulus, Michigan
$14.12 (+137%) more than Michigan minimum wage and $17.20 (+237%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Romulus, 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.

Operates the 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) programs for Romulus, Michigan.
Operates the Public Housing, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Romulus, Michigan.
Operates the Family Unification Program (FUP), Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), Family Self-Sufficiency, Public Housing, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Romulus, Michigan.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Romulus, Michigan.
Operates the Public Housing programs for Romulus, Michigan.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Romulus, Michigan.
Operates the Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Family Self-Sufficiency, Homeownership Voucher, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Romulus, Michigan.

Go to the Michigan Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Romulus.

How many renters live in Romulus, Michigan?

The City of Romulus has 25,055 people living in 8,925 households.

There are 8,367 renters living in 2,944 renter households in this City. Renters make up 33.39 percent of the population living in Romulus.

What is the rental market like in Romulus, Michigan?

There are an estimated 9,729 housing units in the Romulus area. Of these, 3,117 units are rental homes, making up 32 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Romulus, Michigan, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Romulus?

The rental vacancy rate in Romulus is 6 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Romulus for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Romulus
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
64 557 954 1,041 311
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Romulus

A large number of apartments in Romulus have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Romulus are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 38 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 21 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Romulus

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $920 to $1,719. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $920
One BR $1,019
Two BR $1,291
Three BR $1,595
Four BR $1,719
2024 Fair Market Rents in Romulus, Michigan

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Romulus?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 64 100 percent
One BR 557 100 percent
Two BR 765 80 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Romulus, Michigan

How many affordable rental units are in Romulus?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Romulus, Michigan including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 560
Public Housing 101
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 561
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 7
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Romulus, Michigan

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Romulus, Michigan

Romulus features 924 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 Romulus, Michigan

There are 352 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Romulus.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Romulus, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Romulus, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,162 and $1,420.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.