Affordable Housing In Southfield
Oakland County, Michigan

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Southfield

River Park Place

24300 Civic Center Dr
Southfield, Michigan

Woodridge Apartments

25325 Grodan Dr
Southfield, Michigan
Elderly Supportive Housing

Independent Supportive Housing - Oakland - 1

19603 W 12 Mile Rd
Southfield, Michigan
Disabled Supportive Housing

Southfield Mr

16411 W 12 Mile Rd
Southfield, Michigan

Mcdonnell Towers

24400 Civic Center Dr
Southfield, Michigan

Meadowcrest Apartments

24200 Lathrup Blvd
Southfield, Michigan

Pebble Creek Place

28600 Pebblecreek Pkwy
Southfield, Michigan
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Southfield, 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 Southfield, Michigan

Housing Authority Programs
Southfield Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
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 Southfield, Michigan

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 868 affordable apartments for rent in Southfield, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Southfield, Michigan

Southfield features 529 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 Southfield, Michigan

There are 339 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Southfield.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Southfield, Michigan

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

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

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

Southfield, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 868
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 529
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.88%
Average Renter Household Size 1.99
Average Household Size 2.22
Median Household Income $49,244 ±$1,822
Median Rent $980 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.33% ± 3.03pp
Total Population 72,859

Population and Household Demographics

Southfield is a city in Oakland County, Michigan with a population of 72,859. There are 32,219 households in the city with an average household size of 2.22 persons. 51.88% of households in Southfield are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Southfield

The median gross income for households in Southfield is $49,244 a year, or $4,104 a month. The median rent for the city is $980 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Southfield, a household making less than $3,267 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.33% of households who rent are overburdened in Southfield.

Area Median Income In Southfield

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

In Southfield, 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 Southfield

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 Southfield

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