Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Washtenaw County, MI

Discover affordable housing in Washtenaw County where there are 58+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Maple Heights Apartments

260 N Maple Rd, Saline, Michigan 48176

bed 1
payment $453-658/mo.

Carpenter Place Apartments

3400 Carpenter Rd, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

bed 1

Towne Centre Place

401 W Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

bed 1

Sequoia Place

1131 N Maple Rd, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

bed 1

Maple Meadows

800-890 S Maple Rd, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

Village Apartments Kmg Prestige, Inc

250 Wilkinson St, Chelsea, Michigan 48118

Danbury Park Manor

9412 MacArthur Blvd, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48198

Chidester Place

330 Chidester St, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

MIller Manor

727 Miller Ave, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

Parkway Meadows

2375 Sandalwood Cir, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105

Cranbrook Towers

2901 Northbrook Pl, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

Pinelake Village Coop

2680 Adrienne Dr, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

Sycamore Meadows Apartments

1273 Stamford Ct, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48198

Arbor Manor Apartments

693 Arbor Dr, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

Clair Circle

1132 Clair Cir, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

Hamilton Crossing Phase II

596 South Hamilton St, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

bed 1-3
payment $510-1244/mo.

Sharon Ann Apartments

533 North Main Street, Chelsea, Michigan 48118

bed 1-2

Hamilton Crossing Phase l

596 South Hamilton Street, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

bed 1-3

Parkridge Homes

831 HILYARD ROBINSON WAY, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

bed 1-3

Oaks of Ann Arbor

3599 Stone School Rd, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Washtenaw County, Michigan

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Washtenaw County, Michigan
$17.53 (+170%) more than Michigan minimum wage and $20.61 (+284%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Washtenaw County, Michigan.
Operates the 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) programs for Washtenaw County, Michigan.

Go to the Michigan Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Washtenaw County.

How many renters live in Washtenaw County, Michigan?

The County of Washtenaw County has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this County. Renters make up 32.61 percent of the population living in Washtenaw County.

What is the rental market like in Washtenaw County, Michigan?

There are an estimated housing units in the Washtenaw County area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Washtenaw County, Michigan, there are 1.06 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Washtenaw County?

The rental vacancy rate in Washtenaw County is 3 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Washtenaw County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Washtenaw County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
2,115 15,140 26,733 9,666 3,090
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Washtenaw County

A large number of apartments in Washtenaw County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Washtenaw County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,222 to $2,001. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,222
One BR $1,234
Two BR $1,471
Three BR $1,779
Four BR $2,001
2024 Fair Market Rents in Washtenaw County, Michigan

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Washtenaw County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 917 43 percent
One BR 9,557 63 percent
Two BR 14,686 55 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Washtenaw County, Michigan

How many affordable rental units are in Washtenaw County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Washtenaw County, Michigan including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 236 Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Washtenaw County, Michigan

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Washtenaw County, Michigan

Washtenaw County features 2,793 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 2,708 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 $1,324 and $1,618.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.