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Affordable Housing In Wayne County
Michigan


Waiting List Openings In Wayne County

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

403 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wayne County

Gardenview Estates

16461 Van Buren Ave
Detroit, Michigan

Village of Bethany Manor

8737 14th St
Detroit, Michigan
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cherry Hill Place

29477 Cherry Hill Rd
Inkster, Michigan
Subsidized

Clement Kern Gardens

1661 Bagley St
Detroit, Michigan
Subsidized

Our Saviors Manor

29495 Annapolis Rd
Westland, Michigan
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Faith Manor

15321 Archdale Street
Detroit, Michigan
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Fountain Court Coop 1 - 4

3088 Lawton St
Detroit, Michigan
Subsidized

Lexington Village

1310 Pallister St
Detroit, Michigan
Subsidized

Clinton House

99 Kenilworth St
Detroit, Michigan
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Gabrielle Apartments

14201 2nd Ave
Highland Park, Michigan
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Wayne County

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
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
Melvindale 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
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); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
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

There are 403 low income housing apartment communities offering 41,259 affordable apartments for rent in Wayne County, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Wayne County, Michigan

Wayne County features 24,312 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 15,952 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.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Wayne County, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 403
Total Low Income Apartments 41,259
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24,312
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.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 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

Cities In Wayne County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Listings Served By
Detroit 287 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale Housing Commission.
Redford Township 2 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Eastpointe Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Eastpointe Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Eastpointe Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Eastpointe Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale 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, Ferndale Housing Commission and Melvindale Housing Commission.