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Affordable Housing In Westland
Wayne County, Michigan

Waiting List Openings In Westland

Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne County Area, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Plymouth Housing Commission (PHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications will be accepted from April 30, 2021 until May 4, 2021.

How to Apply for the Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne County Area, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting List.

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Westland

32605 - 07 Montmorency

32605 Montmorency St
Westland, Michigan

Woodbridge Pond Apartments

37333 N Woodbridge Cir
Westland, Michigan

Hickory Green Apartments

35471 Hickory Green Ct
Westland, Michigan

Norris Apartments

31627 Palmer Rd
Westland, Michigan

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; 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 Westland, Michigan

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,434 affordable apartments for rent in Westland, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Westland, Michigan

Westland features 613 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 Westland, Michigan

There are 673 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Westland.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Westland, Michigan

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Westland landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Westland.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Westland, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $944 and $1,154.

2021 Westland, 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
Westland, Michigan Fair Market Rent $697 $821 $1,049 $1,344 $1,458
Westland, Michigan Payment Standard Range $627 to $767 $739 to $903 $944 to $1,154 $1,210 to $1,478 $1,312 to $1,604

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com 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.

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 $80,000

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Westland

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Westland AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,800 $19,200 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Westland AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,000 $32,000 $36,000 $40,000 $43,200 $46,400 $49,600 $52,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Westland AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,800 $51,200 $57,600 $64,000 $69,150 $74,250 $79,400 $84,500