Affordable Housing In Westland
Wayne County, Michigan

Waiting List Openings In Westland

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

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Westland

Westgate Tower Apartments

34567 Elmwood St
Westland, MI
Income Based
1 BR

Willow Creek Apartments and Townhomes

1673 Fairwood Dr
Westland, MI
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Our Saviors Manor

29495 Annapolis Rd
Westland, MI
Elderly Supportive Housing

Greenwood Villa

7600 Nankin Ct
Westland, MI

Thomas F. Taylor Towers

36500 Marquette St
Westland, MI

Adams Senior Village

1961 Kaley Ave
Westland, MI
HCV Welcome

33035 - 41 Alamo

33035 Alamo Ct
Westland, MI
HCV Welcome

Wildwood Apartments Homes

5995 N Wildwood St
Westland, MI
HCV Welcome

2017 Elbridge

2017 Elbridge Ct
Westland, MI
HCV Welcome

2336 - 38 Deerfield

2336 Deerfield Ct
Westland, MI
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Westland

Housing Authority Programs
Westland Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Westland, Michigan

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,434 affordable apartments for rent in Westland, Michigan. Westland features 613 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 673 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Westland.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Westland, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 1,434
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 613
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.38%
Average Renter Household Size 2.19
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $44,641 ±$1,464
Median Rent $799 ±$18
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.18% ± 3.55pp
Total Population 82,642

Population and Household Demographics

Westland is a City in Wayne County, Michigan with a population of 82,642. There are 33,717 households in the city with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 40.38% of households in Westland are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Westland

The median gross income for households in Westland is $44,641 a year, or $3,720 a month. The median rent for the city is $799 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Westland, a household making less than $2,663 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.18% of households who rent are overburdened in Westland.1

Area Median Income In Westland

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Westland, the AMI is calculated from all households within Wayne County.

In Westland, 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 Westland

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 Westland HUD Rental Assistance in Westland

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 Westland

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 2011, 9 low income apartment communities containing 672 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Westland 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 Westland

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 Westland 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 Westland

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$639 $764 $977 $1,266 $1,376