Washtenaw County, Michigan Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 2,879 income based apartments in Washtenaw County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 2,939 affordable apartments in Washtenaw County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Washtenaw County, Michigan

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Washtenaw County. Go to the Michigan Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Washtenaw County.

Maple Heights Apartments

260 N Maple Rd
Saline, Michigan
$453-658
1 BR
Rent Assisted

Sequoia Place

1131 N Maple Rd
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Income Based
1 BR
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Lakestone Apartments

4275 Eyrie Dr
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Hamilton Crossing Phase l

596 South Hamilton Street
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Income Based
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Hamilton Crossing Phase II

596 South Hamilton St
Ypsilanti, Michigan
$510-1,244
1-3 BR
Affordable

Towne Centre Place

401 W Michigan Avenue
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Call For Rent
1 BR
Rent Assisted

Lynden Park Apartment Homes

2224 Golfside Rd
Ypsilanti, Michigan
$987-1,076
Studio-2 BR
Affordable

Clark East Towers

1550 E Clark Rd
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted

Carpenter Place Apartments

3400 Carpenter Rd
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Call For Rent
1 BR
Rent Assisted
62+

Baker Commons

106 Packard St
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Call For Rent
1 BR
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Washtenaw County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Washtenaw County

City Apartments
Ann Arbor, MI Affordable Housing programs support 25 apartment communities in Ann Arbor.
Ypsilanti, MI Affordable Housing programs support 22 apartment communities in Ypsilanti.
Chelsea, MI Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Chelsea.
Dexter, MI Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Dexter.
Manchester, MI Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Manchester.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Washtenaw County, 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
Ypsilanti Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Ann Arbor Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Moving to Work; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
Go to the Michigan Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Washtenaw County.

Washtenaw County, Michigan Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Washtenaw County, Michigan

Washtenaw County features 2,879 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 Washtenaw County, Michigan

There are 2,939 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Washtenaw County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Washtenaw County, Michigan

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Washtenaw County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Washtenaw County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Washtenaw County, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,246 and $1,522.

2023 Washtenaw County, 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
Washtenaw County, Michigan Fair Market Rent $1,148 $1,153 $1,384 $1,684 $1,926
Washtenaw County, Michigan Payment Standard Range $1,033 to $1,263 $1,038 to $1,268 $1,246 to $1,522 $1,516 to $1,852 $1,733 to $2,119

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Washtenaw County, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 58
Total Low Income Apartments 5,834
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,879
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.23%
Average Renter Household Size 2.20
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $61,003 ±$901
Median Rent $953 ±$9
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.83% ± 1.64pp
Total Population 354,092

Population and Household Demographics

Washtenaw County is a county in Michigan with a population of 354,092. There are 138,067 households in the county with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 40.23% of households in Washtenaw County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Washtenaw County

The median gross income for households in Washtenaw County is $61,003 a year, or $5,084 a month. The median rent for the county is $953 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Washtenaw County, a household making less than $3,177 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.83% of households who rent are overburdened in Washtenaw County.

Area Median Income In Washtenaw County

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.

In Washtenaw County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $117,800

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 Washtenaw County

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 Washtenaw County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Washtenaw County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$24,750 $28,300 $31,850 $35,350 $38,200 $41,050 $43,850 $46,700
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Washtenaw County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$41,250 $47,150 $53,050 $58,900 $63,650 $68,350 $73,050 $77,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Washtenaw County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$62,600 $71,550 $80,500 $89,400 $96,600 $103,750 $110,900 $118,050