Affordable Housing In Wayne County
Michigan


Waiting List Openings In Wayne County

Waiting ListStatus
Michigan State Housing Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Michigan State Housing Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Michigan State Housing Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

408 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wayne County

Warren Plaza

430 E Warren Ave
Detroit, MI
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Colony Arms Apartments

9303 East Jefferson, Apt 107
Detroit, MI
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Victoria Square

1300 Electric Ave
Lincoln Park, MI
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
HCV Welcome

Wilshire Apartments

388 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Savannah Apartments

250 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

28 West Grand River

28 W. Grand River Avenue
Detroit, MI
Call For Rent
Studio BR
HCV Welcome

Westchester Towers

35700 E Michigan Ave
Wayne, MI
Call For Rent
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Art Center Townhomes

5351 Chrysler Dr
Detroit, MI
$375-764
2 BR
HCV Welcome

Mccoy Townhouses

5561 John C Lodge Fwy
Detroit, MI
Income Based
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Fairview Manor

3568 Fairview Street
Detroit, MI
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

There are 408 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 41,713 affordable apartments for rent in Wayne County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 24,596 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Wayne County, HUD housing programs support 12,185 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 16,122 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Wayne County

Housing Authority Programs
Detroit Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
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
Plymouth Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-sufficiency; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD); Family Unification Program (FUP)
Ferndale Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Wayne County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wayne County, Michigan

Wayne County, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 408
Total Low Income Apartments 41,713
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 24,596
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

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 $76,300

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 $16,050 $18,350 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,750 $30,550 $34,350 $38,150 $41,250 $44,300 $47,350 $50,400
80% of Median $42,750 $48,850 $54,950 $61,050 $65,950 $70,850 $75,750 $80,600
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, 325 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.

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 $26,750 $30,550 $34,350 $38,150 $41,250 $44,300 $47,350 $50,400
60% of Median $32,100 $36,660 $41,220 $45,780 $49,500 $53,160 $56,820 $60,480

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 $41,220 a year, or $3,435 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,435 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,031 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% $669 $716 $859 $993 $1,108 $1,222
60% $803 $860 $1,031 $1,191 $1,329 $1,466
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 291 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 10 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 0 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Eastpointe 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Eastpointe 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Eastpointe 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Eastpointe 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.
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.
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.