Affordable Housing In South Lyon
Oakland County, Michigan

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In South Lyon

Washington Manor

402 Washington St
South Lyon, Michigan

Oxford Apartments

1245 Oxford Manor Ct
South Lyon, Michigan
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in South Lyon, 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 South Lyon, Michigan

Housing Authority Programs
South Lyon 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)
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 South Lyon, Michigan

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 44 affordable apartments for rent in South Lyon, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in South Lyon, Michigan

South Lyon features 16 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 South Lyon, Michigan

There are 28 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in South Lyon.

Housing Choice Vouchers in South Lyon, Michigan

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay South Lyon landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in South Lyon.

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

2022 South Lyon, 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
South Lyon, Michigan Fair Market Rent $733 $848 $1,084 $1,371 $1,473
South Lyon, 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.

South Lyon, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 44
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 16
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.54%
Average Renter Household Size 1.74
Average Household Size 2.40
Median Household Income $61,523 ±$3,106
Median Rent $816 ±$56
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.3% ± 10.8pp
Total Population 11,616

Population and Household Demographics

South Lyon is a city in Oakland County, Michigan with a population of 11,616. There are 4,805 households in the city with an average household size of 2.40 persons. 25.54% of households in South Lyon are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in South Lyon

The median gross income for households in South Lyon is $61,523 a year, or $5,127 a month. The median rent for the city is $816 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In South Lyon, a household making less than $2,720 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.3% of households who rent are overburdened in South Lyon.

Area Median Income In South Lyon

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 South Lyon, the AMI is calculated from all households within Oakland County.

In South Lyon, 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 South Lyon

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 South Lyon

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the South Lyon 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 South Lyon 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 South Lyon 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