Wayne County, Michigan Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 25,497 income based apartments in Wayne County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 17,331 affordable apartments in Wayne County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Wayne County, Michigan

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

Orhcard Co Project 3

4006 Haverhill St
Detroit, Michigan
Affordable

Cadieux Apartments

10435 Cadieux Rd
Detroit, Michigan
Affordable

49 - 103 Kenilworth

49 Kenilworth St
Detroit, Michigan
Affordable

Lincoln Park Towers

1370 Electric Ave
Lincoln Park, Michigan

Leo L Paluch Senior Citizens Apartments

17000 Champaign Rd
Allen Park, Michigan

Joy West Monor

16301 Joy Rd
Detroit, Michigan
Affordable

Mcnamara Towers 2

19300 Purlingbrook St
Livonia, Michigan

Alexander Young Terrace

457 E Kirby St
Detroit, Michigan
Affordable

Utah Company Project 1

20286 Strasburg St
Detroit, Michigan
Affordable

Eastside Detroit Homes

4834 Lakeview St
Detroit, Michigan
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Wayne County

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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 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
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 County.

Wayne County, Michigan Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Wayne County, Michigan

Wayne County features 25,497 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 County, Michigan

There are 17,331 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wayne County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wayne County, Michigan

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

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

2023 Wayne County, 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 County, Michigan Fair Market Rent $845 $952 $1,213 $1,511 $1,629
Wayne County, 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 County, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 436
Total Low Income Apartments 44,024
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 25,497
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.02%
Average Renter Household Size 2.49
Average Household Size 2.63
Median Household Income $41,210 ±$304
Median Rent $794 ±$5
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.75% ± 0.8pp
Total Population 1,778,969

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.

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 $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 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Wayne County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Wayne County 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 County 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 County 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