Cheap Apartments In Wayne County
Michigan

Low Income Apartments In Wayne County

Whispering Willows Co-op Senior Apartments

11100 Wayne Road
Romulus, MI
Income Based
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

LaBelle Towers Co-op Senior Apartments

33 Labelle
Highland Park, MI
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized

Meyers Plaza Co-op Senior Apartments

18000 Meyers Road
Detroit, MI
Income Based
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Dearborn Heights Co-op Senior Apartments

16600 W. Outer Drive
Dearborn Heights, MI
Income Based
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Riverview Co-op Senior Apartments

13333 Pennsylvania Rd
Riverview, MI
Income Based
Subsidized

Southgate Co-op Senior Apartments

11255 Allen Road
Southgate, MI
Income Based
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Belleville Co-op Senior Apartments

575 Sumpter
Belleville, MI
Income Based
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

St. Davids Co-op Senior Apartments

44841 Ann Arbor Road
Plymouth, MI
Income Based
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Gratiot Woods Co-op Senior Apartments

5500 McClellan St.
Detroit, MI
Income Based
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Rio Vista Detroit Co-op Senior Apartments

1250 18th Street
Detroit, MI
Income Based
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There are 411 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 42,484 affordable apartments for rent in Wayne County, Michigan. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 25,298 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 12,332 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Wayne County. There are 24,280 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Wayne County

Housing Authority Programs
Detroit Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing
Michigan State Housing Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-sufficiency
River Rouge Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing
Plymouth Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Rental Assistance Demonstration
Ferndale Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Wayne County

Housing Authority Programs
Dearborn Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing
Hamtramck Housing Commission Public Housing
Ecorse Housing Commission Public Housing
Inkster Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing
Wayne Housing Commission Public Housing
Melvindale Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing
Lincoln Park Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing
Allen Park Housing Commission Public Housing
Livonia Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing
Romulus Housing Commission Public Housing
Rockwood Housing Commission Public Housing
Taylor Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing
Highland Park Housing Commission Public Housing
Westland Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher
Dearborn Heights Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

Understanding Affordable Housing in Wayne County, Michigan

Wayne County, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 411
Total Low Income Apartments 42,484
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 25,298
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.02%
Average Renter Household Size 2.49
Total Population 1,778,969
Housing Units 667,275
Average Household Size 2.63
Median Household Income $41,210 ±$304
Median Rent $794 ±$5
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.75% ± 0.8pp

Population and Household Demographics

Wayne County is a County in Michigan with a population of 1,778,969. There are 667,275 households in the county with an average household size of 2.63 persons. 37.02% of households in Wayne County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wayne County

The median gross income for households in Wayne County is $41,210 a year, or $3,434 a month. The median rent for the county is $794 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wayne County, a household making less than $2,647 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.75% of households who rent are overburdened in Wayne County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 0.8 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Wayne 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 Wayne County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,900

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 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 Wayne County HUD Rental Assistance in Wayne County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,900 $17,000 $20,780 $25,100 $29,420 $33,740 $38,060 $42,380
50% of Median $24,850 $28,400 $31,950 $35,450 $38,300 $41,150 $44,000 $46,800
80% of Median $39,700 $45,400 $51,050 $56,700 $61,250 $65,800 $70,350 $74,850

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Wayne 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, 326 low income apartment communities containing 18,276 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Wayne County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Wayne County by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

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 Wayne County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,850 $28,400 $31,950 $35,450 $38,300 $41,150 $44,000 $46,800
HERA 50% $25,450 $29,050 $32,700 $36,300 $39,250 $42,150 $45,050 $47,950
60% of Median $29,820 $34,080 $38,340 $42,540 $45,960 $49,380 $52,800 $56,160
HERA 60% $30,540 $34,860 $39,240 $43,560 $47,100 $50,580 $54,060 $57,540

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 Wayne County is $38,340 a year, or $3,195 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,195 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $959 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% $621 $666 $799 $922 $1,029 $1,135
60% $746 $799 $959 $1,106 $1,235 $1,362
Fair Market Rents in Wayne 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$621 $753 $967 $1,261 $1,371

Cities In Wayne County

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City Listings Served By
Detroit 292 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Detroit are the Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Westland 14 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Westland are the Westland Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Highland Park 12 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Highland Park are the Highland Park Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Taylor 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Taylor are the Taylor Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Wyandotte 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wyandotte are the Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Livonia 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Livonia are the Livonia Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Trenton 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Trenton are the Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Romulus 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Romulus are the Romulus Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Ecorse 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ecorse are the Ecorse Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Wayne 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wayne are the Wayne Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Dearborn 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dearborn are the Dearborn Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Canton Township 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Canton Township are the Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Inkster 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Inkster are the Inkster Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Lincoln Park 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lincoln Park are the Lincoln Park Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Southgate 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Southgate are the Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
River Rouge 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve River Rouge are the River Rouge Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Dearborn Heights 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dearborn Heights are the Dearborn Heights Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Belleville 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Belleville are the Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Garden City 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Garden City are the Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Grosse Ile Township 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grosse Ile Township are the Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Redford Township 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Redford Township are the Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Riverview 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Riverview are the Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Woodhaven 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Woodhaven are the Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Harper Woods 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Harper Woods are the Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Hamtramck 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hamtramck are the Hamtramck Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Plymouth 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Plymouth are the Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Allen Park 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Allen Park are the Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Brownstown Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Brownstown Township are the Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Gibraltar 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gibraltar are the Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Grosse Pointe 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grosse Pointe are the Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Grosse Pointe Farms 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grosse Pointe Farms are the Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Grosse Pointe Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grosse Pointe Park are the Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Grosse Pointe Woods 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grosse Pointe Woods are the Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Huron Charter Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Huron Charter Township are the Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Melvindale 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Melvindale are the Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Northville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Northville are the Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Plymouth Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Plymouth Township are the Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Rockwood 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rockwood are the Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Sumpter Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sumpter Township are the Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Van Buren Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Van Buren Township are the Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Flat Rock 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Flat Rock are the Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Grosse Pointe Shores 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grosse Pointe Shores are the Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.
Northville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Northville are the Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Plymouth Housing Commission and Ferndale Housing Commission.