Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Wayne, MI

Discover affordable housing in Wayne where there are 7+ 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.

Westchester Towers

35700 E Michigan Ave, Wayne, Michigan 48184

Tae - Keuk Village

3712 Williams St, Wayne, Michigan 48184

Wayne Tower Apartments

35200 Sims St , Wayne, Michigan 48184

Newberry Square Apartments

35240 W Michigan Ave, Wayne, Michigan 48184

Newberry Lofts

35140 W Michigan Ave, Wayne, Michigan 48184

Scattered Sites

4510 Woodward St, Wayne, Michigan 48184

Courtyard Apartments

3444 Winifred St, Wayne, Michigan 48184

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Wayne, Michigan
$14.12 (+137%) more than Michigan minimum wage and $17.20 (+237%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the 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) programs for Wayne, Michigan.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Wayne, Michigan.
Operates the Public Housing programs for Wayne, Michigan.
Operates the Family Unification Program (FUP), Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), Family Self-Sufficiency, Public Housing, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Wayne, Michigan.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Wayne, Michigan.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Wayne, Michigan.
Operates the Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Family Self-Sufficiency, Homeownership Voucher, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Wayne, Michigan.

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

How many renters live in Wayne, Michigan?

The City of Wayne has 17,568 people living in 7,157 households.

There are 6,603 renters living in 2,870 renter households in this City. Renters make up 37.59 percent of the population living in Wayne.

What is the rental market like in Wayne, Michigan?

There are an estimated 7,902 housing units in the Wayne area. Of these, 3,002 units are rental homes, making up 38 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Wayne, Michigan, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Wayne?

The rental vacancy rate in Wayne 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 Wayne for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Wayne
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
128 537 1,258 887 39
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Wayne

A large number of apartments in Wayne 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 Wayne are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 47 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 Wayne

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $920 to $1,719. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $920
One BR $1,019
Two BR $1,291
Three BR $1,595
Four BR $1,719
2024 Fair Market Rents in Wayne, Michigan

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

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 128 100 percent
One BR 499 93 percent
Two BR 1,071 85 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Wayne, Michigan

How many affordable rental units are in Wayne?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 468
Public Housing 76
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 174
Section 236 Rental Assistance 172
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 4
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Wayne, Michigan

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

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 $1,162 and $1,420.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.