Affordable Housing In Trenton
Wayne County, Michigan


Waiting List Openings In Trenton

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Michigan State Housing Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Michigan State Housing Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Michigan State Housing Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Trenton

Trenton Towers Co-op Senior Apartments

2645 Riverside Drive
Trenton, MI
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Preston Point at Brownstown

27825 Burnham Blvd
Trenton, MI
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South Glen Apartments

19400 S Glen Blvd
Trenton, MI
Subsidized

Concord Townhouse Coop 1 - 8

22025 Irene
Trenton, MI
Subsidized

Boller Meadows of Brownstown

21400 Dix Toledo Hwy
Trenton, MI
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There are 5 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,049 affordable apartments for rent in Trenton. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 550 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Trenton, HUD housing programs support 550 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 294 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Trenton

Housing Authority Programs
Detroit Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
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
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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Trenton, Michigan

Trenton, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 1,049
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 550
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.99%
Average Renter Household Size 1.88
Total Population 18,522
Housing Units 7,798
Average Household Size 2.34
Median Household Income $55,218 ±$4,385
Median Rent $660 ±$43
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.82% ± 8.77pp

Population and Household Demographics

Trenton is a City in Wayne County, Michigan with a population of 18,522. There are 7,798 households in the city with an average household size of 2.34 persons. 20.99% of households in Trenton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Trenton

The median gross income for households in Trenton is $55,218 a year, or $4,602 a month. The median rent for the city is $660 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Trenton, a household making less than $2,200 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.82% of households who rent are overburdened in Trenton.1

Area Median Income In Trenton

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

In Trenton, 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 Trenton

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 Trenton HUD Rental Assistance in Trenton

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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Trenton

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 2006 to 2006, 1 low income apartment communities containing 129 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Trenton by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Trenton

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $26,750 $30,550 $34,350 $38,150 $41,250 $44,300 $47,350 $50,400
60% of Median $32,100 $36,660 $41,220 $45,780 $49,500 $53,160 $56,820 $60,480

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Trenton is $41,220 a year, or $3,435 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,435 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,031 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $669 $716 $859 $993 $1,108 $1,222
60% $803 $860 $1,031 $1,191 $1,329 $1,466
Fair Market Rents in Trenton

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$621 $753 $967 $1,261 $1,371