Wayne, Michigan Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 156 income based apartments in Wayne where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 483 affordable apartments in Wayne that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Wayne, Michigan

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

Westchester Towers

35700 E Michigan Ave
Wayne, Michigan
$725-985
Studio-2 BR
Affordable

Wayne Tower Apartments

35200 Sims St
Wayne, Michigan
Affordable

Courtyard Apartments

3444 Winifred St
Wayne, Michigan
Affordable

Tae - Keuk Village

3712 Williams St
Wayne, Michigan
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Scattered Sites

4510 Woodward St
Wayne, Michigan

Newberry Lofts

35140 W Michigan Ave
Wayne, Michigan
Affordable

Newberry Square Apartments

35240 W Michigan Ave
Wayne, Michigan
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near Wayne

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Wayne

City Apartments
Detroit, MI Affordable Housing programs support 312 apartment communities in Detroit.
Westland, MI Affordable Housing programs support 15 apartment communities in Westland.
Highland Park, MI Affordable Housing programs support 12 apartment communities in Highland Park.
Dearborn, MI Affordable Housing programs support 10 apartment communities in Dearborn.
Inkster, MI Affordable Housing programs support 10 apartment communities in Inkster.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Wayne, 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
Wayne Housing Commission Public Housing
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
Ferndale Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Melvindale 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)
Go to the Michigan Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Wayne.

Wayne, Michigan Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Wayne, Michigan

Wayne features 156 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 Wayne, Michigan

There are 483 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wayne.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wayne, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wayne, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,092 and $1,334.

2023 Wayne, 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
Wayne, Michigan Fair Market Rent $845 $952 $1,213 $1,511 $1,629
Wayne, Michigan Payment Standard Range $761 to $930 $857 to $1,047 $1,092 to $1,334 $1,360 to $1,662 $1,466 to $1,792

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Wayne, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 639
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 156
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.43%
Average Renter Household Size 2.25
Average Household Size 2.50
Median Household Income $39,352 ±$2,175
Median Rent $684 ±$38
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.34% ± 6.61pp
Total Population 17,251

Population and Household Demographics

Wayne is a city in Wayne County, Michigan with a population of 17,251. There are 6,792 households in the city with an average household size of 2.50 persons. 43.43% of households in Wayne are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wayne

The median gross income for households in Wayne is $39,352 a year, or $3,279 a month. The median rent for the city is $684 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wayne, a household making less than $2,280 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.34% of households who rent are overburdened in Wayne.

Area Median Income In Wayne

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 Wayne, the AMI is calculated from all households within Wayne County.

In Wayne, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $89,800

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 Wayne

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 Wayne

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Wayne AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,800 $21,500 $24,200 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Wayne AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$31,350 $35,800 $40,300 $44,750 $48,350 $51,950 $55,500 $59,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Wayne AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$50,150 $57,300 $64,450 $71,600 $77,350 $83,100 $88,800 $94,550