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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 Now

400 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wayne County

Martin Luther King I

595 Chene St
Detroit, Michigan
Subsidized

Mcdonald Square

2900 E Vernor Hwy
Detroit, Michigan
Subsidized

Bishop Moore Apartments

99 Manchester Pkwy
Highland Park, Michigan
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

St. Clements House

4009 Northland Avenue
Inkster, Michigan
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Elmwood Towers

1325 Chene St
Detroit, Michigan
Subsidized

Lincolnshire

44908 Trails Ct
Canton Township, Michigan
Subsidized

Mcauley Commons

11500 Shoemaker St
Detroit, Michigan
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Northlawn Gardens

9560 Northlawn St
Detroit, Michigan
Subsidized

Florentine East

731 Covington Drive
Highland Park, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Aaron Apartments

625 Field St
Detroit, 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
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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wayne County, Michigan

There are 400 low income housing apartment communities offering 41,046 affordable apartments for rent in Wayne County, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Wayne County, Michigan

Wayne County features 24,267 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 15,784 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 $879 and $1,075.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $639 $764 $977 $1,266 $1,376
Payment Standard Range $575 to $703 $688 to $840 $879 to $1,075 $1,139 to $1,393 $1,238 to $1,514

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Wayne County, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 400
Total Low Income Apartments 41,046
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24,267
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 $78,500

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 $16,500 $18,850 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,500 $31,400 $35,350 $39,250 $42,400 $45,550 $48,700 $51,850
80% of Median $44,000 $50,250 $56,550 $62,800 $67,850 $72,850 $77,900 $82,900

Cities In Wayne County

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

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