Affordable Housing In Romulus
Wayne County, Michigan

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Romulus

Whispering Willows Co-op Senior Apartments

11100 Wayne Road
Romulus, Michigan
1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Woodside Square Apartments

35473 E Alexander St
Romulus, Michigan

Sky Harbor

30427 Teaklane St
Romulus, Michigan

Birch Run Townhouse Coop 1 and 2

35633 Garner St
Romulus, Michigan

Wellesley Townhouses Coop 1 - 5

35661 Smith Rd
Romulus, Michigan

Romulus Towers

36500 Bibbins St
Romulus, Michigan

Oakbrook Villa Apartments ( Sky Harbor )

15001 Brandt St
Romulus, Michigan

Romulus Public Housing

5907 Chamberlain St
Romulus, Michigan
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

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 Romulus, Michigan

Housing Authority Programs
Romulus Housing Commission 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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Romulus, Michigan

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,561 affordable apartments for rent in Romulus, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Romulus, Michigan

Romulus features 1,209 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 $976 and $1,192.

2022 Romulus, 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
Romulus, Michigan Fair Market Rent $733 $848 $1,084 $1,371 $1,473
Romulus, 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 research.

Romulus, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 1,561
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,209
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.43%
Average Renter Household Size 2.76
Average Household Size 2.74
Median Household Income $42,681 ±$3,232
Median Rent $796 ±$51
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.81% ± 7.17pp
Total Population 23,557

Population and Household Demographics

Romulus is a city in Wayne County, Michigan with a population of 23,557. There are 8,506 households in the city with an average household size of 2.74 persons. 35.43% of households in Romulus are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Romulus

The median gross income for households in Romulus is $42,681 a year, or $3,557 a month. The median rent for the city is $796 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Romulus, a household making less than $2,653 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.81% of households who rent are overburdened in Romulus.

Area Median Income In Romulus

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

In Romulus, 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 Romulus

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 Romulus

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