Affordable Housing In Washtenaw County
Michigan

54 Low Income Apartment Communities In Washtenaw County

Arbor Manor Apartments

693 Arbor Dr
Ypsilanti, MI
Subsidized

Chidester Place

330 Chidester St
Ypsilanti, MI
Subsidized

Pinelake Village Coop

2680 Adrienne Dr
Ann Arbor, MI
Subsidized

Sycamore Meadows Apartments

1273 Stamford Ct
Ypsilanti, MI
Subsidized

Cranbrook Towers

2901 Northbrook Pl
Ann Arbor, MI
Subsidized

Parkway Meadows

2375 Sandalwood Cir
Ann Arbor, MI
Subsidized

Danbury Park Manor

9412 MacArthur Blvd
Ypsilanti, MI
Subsidized

Arbordale Apartments

1010 Arbordale St
Ann Arbor, MI
HCV Welcome

Arrowwood Hills Coop

2566 Arrowwood Trl
Ann Arbor, MI
Subsidized

Clark East Towers

1550 E Clark Rd
Ypsilanti, MI
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Washtenaw County

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)
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 Washtenaw County, Michigan

There are 54 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,748 affordable apartments for rent in Washtenaw County, Michigan. Washtenaw County features 3,128 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 2,620 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Washtenaw County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Washtenaw County, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 54
Total Low Income Apartments 5,748
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,128
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.1

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 $101,200

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 Washtenaw County HUD Rental Assistance in Washtenaw County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,250 $24,300 $27,350 $30,350 $32,800 $35,250 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $35,450 $40,500 $45,550 $50,600 $54,650 $58,700 $62,750 $66,800
80% of Median $52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,500 $81,550 $87,600 $93,650 $99,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Washtenaw County

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

From 1987 to 2012, 36 low income apartment communities containing 2,571 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Washtenaw County 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 Washtenaw County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $35,450 $40,500 $45,550 $50,600 $54,650 $58,700 $62,750 $66,800
60% of Median $42,540 $48,600 $54,660 $60,720 $65,580 $70,440 $75,300 $80,160

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 Washtenaw County is $54,660 a year, or $4,555 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,555 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,367 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% $886 $949 $1,139 $1,316 $1,468 $1,619
60% $1,064 $1,139 $1,367 $1,579 $1,761 $1,943
Fair Market Rents in Washtenaw County

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$900 $921 $1,124 $1,445 $1,767

Cities In Washtenaw County

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City Listings Served By
Ypsilanti 21 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ypsilanti are the Ypsilanti Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ann Arbor Housing Commission.
Ann Arbor 23 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ann Arbor are the Ann Arbor Housing Commission and Plymouth Housing Commission.
Chelsea 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chelsea is the Ann Arbor Housing Commission.
Dexter 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dexter is the Ann Arbor Housing Commission.
Manchester 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Manchester is the Ann Arbor Housing Commission.
Saline 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Saline is the Ann Arbor Housing Commission.
Ann Arbor Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ann Arbor Township are the Plymouth Housing Commission and Ann Arbor Housing Commission.
Augusta Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Augusta Township is the Ann Arbor Housing Commission.
Barton Hills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Barton Hills is the Ann Arbor Housing Commission.
Bridgewater Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bridgewater Township is the Ann Arbor Housing Commission.
Dexter Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dexter Township is the Ann Arbor Housing Commission.
Freedom 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Freedom is the Ann Arbor Housing Commission.
Lima 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lima is the Ann Arbor Housing Commission.
Lodi Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lodi Township is the Ann Arbor Housing Commission.
Lyndon Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lyndon Township is the Ann Arbor Housing Commission.
Manchester Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Manchester Township is the Ann Arbor Housing Commission.
Northfield Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Northfield Township is the Ann Arbor Housing Commission.
Pittsfield Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pittsfield Township is the Ann Arbor Housing Commission.
Salem 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Salem are the Plymouth Housing Commission and Ann Arbor Housing Commission.
Saline Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Saline Township is the Ann Arbor Housing Commission.
Scio Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Scio Township is the Ann Arbor Housing Commission.
Sharon Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sharon Township are the Plymouth Housing Commission and Ann Arbor Housing Commission.
Superior Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Superior Township are the Plymouth Housing Commission and Ann Arbor Housing Commission.
Sylvan Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sylvan Township is the Ann Arbor Housing Commission.
Webster Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Webster Township is the Ann Arbor Housing Commission.
York Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves York Township is the Ann Arbor Housing Commission.
Ypsilanti Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ypsilanti Township are the Plymouth Housing Commission and Ann Arbor Housing Commission.