Affordable Housing In Wayne County
Michigan

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There are 509 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 41,516 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.

The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wayne County are the Detroit Housing Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Plymouth Housing Commission.

Waiting List Openings In Wayne County

Multi-County, Michigan

Opens on October 30th, 2017

OCTOBER
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The Multi-County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List will open on October 30th, 2017 at 8:00 AM ET .

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Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally

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DECEMBER
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The Benzie, Charlevoix, Kalkaska, and Leelanau County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open now and will close on December 15th, 2017 at 5:00 PM ET .

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Affordable Apartments in Wayne County

3701 15th Street
Detroit, Michigan
Heritage Place at Magnolia for Seniors is a 88 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Detroit. Rents at Heritage Place at Magnolia for Seniors are $816-979.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Detroit.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
8330 E. Jefferson
Detroit, Michigan
8330 On the River is a 280 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Detroit. Rents at 8330 On the River are 648.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Rental Assistance Payments Section 236 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Project Based Rental Assistance Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
11100 Wayne Road
Romulus, Michigan
Whispering Willows Co-op Senior Apartments is a 65 unit low income housing apartment community in Romulus.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units
33 LaBelle
Highland Park, Michigan
LaBelle Towers Co-op Senior Apartments is a 214 unit low income housing apartment community that provides St.-1 bedroom apartments for rent in Highland Park. Rents at LaBelle Towers Co-op Senior Apartments are Income Based.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
11255 Allen Road
Southgate, Michigan
Southgate Co-op Senior Apartments is a 227 unit low income housing apartment community in Southgate.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units

Housing Authorities that serve Wayne County

The Plymouth Housing Commission is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Plymouth, Michigan.

Other Housing Authorities located in Wayne County

The Dearborn Housing Commission is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Dearborn, Michigan.

The Hamtramck Housing Commission is a Public Housing public housing agency in Hamtramck, Michigan.

The Ecorse Housing Commission is a Public Housing public housing agency in Ecorse, Michigan.

The River Rouge Housing Commission is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in River Rouge, Michigan.

The Inkster Housing Commission is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Inkster, Michigan.

The Wayne Housing Commission is a Public Housing public housing agency in Wayne, Michigan.

The Melvindale Housing Commission is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Melvindale, Michigan.

The Lincoln Park Housing Commission is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Lincoln Park, Michigan.

The Allen Park Housing Commission is a Public Housing public housing agency in Allen Park, Michigan.

The Livonia Housing Commission is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Livonia, Michigan.

The Romulus Housing Commission is a Public Housing public housing agency in Romulus, Michigan.

The Rockwood Housing Commission is a Public Housing public housing agency in Rockwood, Michigan.

The Taylor Housing Commission is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Taylor, Michigan.

The Highland Park Housing Commission is a Public Housing public housing agency in Highland Park, Michigan.

The Westland Housing Commission is a Section 8 public housing agency in Westland, Michigan.

The Dearborn Heights Housing Commission is a Section 8 public housing agency in Dearborn Heights, Michigan.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Wayne County, Michigan

Wayne County, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 509
Total Low Income Apartments 41,516
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 $68,600

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.

Wayne County HUD Rental Assistance Income Limits

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% $14,450 $16,500 $20,420 $24,600 $28,780 $32,960 $37,140 $41,320
50% $24,050 $27,450 $30,900 $34,300 $37,050 $39,800 $42,550 $45,300
80% $38,450 $43,950 $49,450 $54,900 $59,300 $63,700 $68,100 $72,500

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.

Wayne County Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% $24,050 $27,450 $30,900 $34,300 $37,050 $39,800 $42,550 $45,300
HERA 50% $25,450 $29,050 $32,700 $36,300 $39,250 $42,150 $45,050 $47,950
60% $28,860 $32,940 $37,080 $41,160 $44,460 $47,760 $51,060 $54,360
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 $37,080 a year, or $3,090 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,090 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $927 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 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 1 Bed 5 Bed
50% $601 $644 $773 $892 $995 $1,098
60% $722 $773 $927 $1,070 $1,194 $1,318
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.

2017 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$578 $701 $911 $1,207 $1,300

Cities In Wayne County

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Allen Park 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Allen Park are the Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Belleville 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Belleville are the Ann Arbor Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Brownstown charter 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Brownstown charter are the Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Canton charter 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Canton charter are the Ann Arbor Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Canton chartership 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Canton chartership are the Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Dearborn 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dearborn are the Dearborn Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Dearborn Heights 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dearborn Heights are the Dearborn Heights Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Detroit 389 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Detroit are the Detroit Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Ecorse 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ecorse are the Ecorse Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Flat Rock 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Flat Rock are the Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Garden City 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Garden City are the Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Gibraltar 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gibraltar are the Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Grosse Ile 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grosse Ile are the Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Grosse Ileship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grosse Ileship are the Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Grosse Pointe 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grosse Pointe are the Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Grosse Pointe Farms 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grosse Pointe Farms are the Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Grosse Pointe Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grosse Pointe Park are the Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Grosse Pointe Woods 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grosse Pointe Woods are the Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Hamtramck 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hamtramck are the Hamtramck Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Harper Woods 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Harper Woods are the Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Highland Park 12 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Highland Park are the Highland Park Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Huron charter 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Huron charter are the Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Inkster 15 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Inkster are the Inkster Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Lincoln Park 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lincoln Park are the Lincoln Park Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Livonia 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Livonia are the Livonia Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Melvindale 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Melvindale are the Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Northville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Northville are the Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Plymouth 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Plymouth are the Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Plymouth charter 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Plymouth charter are the Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Redford charter 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Redford charter are the Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Redford chartership 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Redford chartership are the Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
River Rouge 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve River Rouge are the River Rouge Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Riverview 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Riverview are the Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Rockwood 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rockwood are the Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Romulus 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Romulus are the Ann Arbor Housing Commission, Romulus Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Southgate 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Southgate are the Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Sumpter 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sumpter are the Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Taylor 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Taylor are the Taylor Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Trenton 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Trenton are the Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Van Buren charter 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Van Buren charter are the Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Wayne 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wayne are the Wayne Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Westland 13 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Westland are the Westland Housing Commission, Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Woodhaven 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Woodhaven are the Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Wyandotte 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wyandotte are the Plymouth Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.