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.

Mill Pond Manor ( Saline )

460 W Russell St, Saline, Michigan 48176

West Arbor

701 N. Maple, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

Hilltop View Apartments

7651 Dan Hoey Road, Dexter, Michigan 48130

Hickory Way Apartments

1120 S Maple St, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

Pear Street

1440 Pear St, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105

Parkhurst Apartments

1500 Pauline Blvd, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

Arbordale Apartments

1010 Arbordale St, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

Carrot Way Apartments - Avalon

3 Carrot Way, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105

Oaks of Golden Pond, The

9866 Charlotte Ct, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

Carrot Way Apartments

1731 Dhu Varren Rd, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105

Oaks of Ypsilanti, The

9220 Charlotte Ct, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

Huron Ridge Apartments

1446 Concord Dr, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48198

William Street Apartments

201 W William St, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

Woodchase Club Apartments

1015 Rabbit Run Cir, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

Carriage Park Apartments

1115 S Harris Rd, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48198

Phoenix Place Apartments

184 S Washington St, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

Mgmt and Rein Arbordale Dr

Arbordale Dr, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

Csh Carrot Way Appartments, Csh - 016

Carrot Way Appartments Csh-016, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

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 366,376 people living in 150,945 households.

There are 119,492 renters living in 58,532 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 159,289 housing units in the Washtenaw County area. Of these, 62,300 units are rental homes, making up 39 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Washtenaw County, Michigan, there are 1 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 many renter households in Washtenaw County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 49 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 28 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

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 4,108
Public Housing 1
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 2,351
Section 236 Rental Assistance 44
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 108
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 6
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 137
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.