Affordable Housing In Trenton
Wayne County, Michigan

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Trenton

Trenton Towers Co-op Senior Apartments

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

Preston Point at Brownstown

27825 Burnham Blvd
Trenton, Michigan
Accepts Vouchers

South Glen Apartments

19400 S Glen Blvd
Trenton, Michigan
Subsidized

Concord Townhouse Coop 1 - 8

22025 Irene
Trenton, Michigan
Subsidized

Boller Meadows of Brownstown

21400 Dix Toledo Hwy
Trenton, Michigan
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Trenton

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Trenton, Michigan

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,049 affordable apartments for rent in Trenton, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Trenton, Michigan

Trenton features 550 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 Trenton, Michigan

There are 294 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Trenton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Trenton, Michigan

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Trenton landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Trenton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Trenton, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $879 and $1,075.

2020 Trenton, 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
Fair Market Rent $639 $764 $977 $1,266 $1,376
Payment Standard Range $575 to $703 $688 to $840 $879 to $1,075 $1,139 to $1,393 $1,238 to $1,514

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Trenton, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

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

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 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