Affordable Housing In Woodhaven
Wayne County, Michigan

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Woodhaven

Marsh Creek Village Apartments

25010 Marsh Creek Blvd
Woodhaven, Michigan
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Woodhaven, Michigan

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Woodhaven, Michigan

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 Woodhaven, Michigan

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 144 affordable apartments for rent in Woodhaven, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Woodhaven, Michigan

Woodhaven features 0 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 Woodhaven, Michigan

There are 144 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Woodhaven.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Woodhaven, Michigan

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Woodhaven, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,092 and $1,334.

2023 Woodhaven, 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
Woodhaven, Michigan Fair Market Rent $845 $952 $1,213 $1,511 $1,629
Woodhaven, Michigan Payment Standard Range $761 to $930 $857 to $1,047 $1,092 to $1,334 $1,360 to $1,662 $1,466 to $1,792

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Woodhaven, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 144
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.29%
Average Renter Household Size 1.83
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Household Income $55,266 ±$4,012
Median Rent $696 ±$44
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.11% ± 8.2pp
Total Population 12,645

Population and Household Demographics

Woodhaven is a city in Wayne County, Michigan with a population of 12,645. There are 5,163 households in the city with an average household size of 2.42 persons. 29.29% of households in Woodhaven are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Woodhaven

The median gross income for households in Woodhaven is $55,266 a year, or $4,606 a month. The median rent for the city is $696 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Woodhaven, a household making less than $2,320 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.11% of households who rent are overburdened in Woodhaven.

Area Median Income In Woodhaven

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 Woodhaven, the AMI is calculated from all households within Wayne County.

In Woodhaven, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $89,800

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 Woodhaven

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 Woodhaven

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Woodhaven AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,800 $21,500 $24,200 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Woodhaven AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$31,350 $35,800 $40,300 $44,750 $48,350 $51,950 $55,500 $59,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Woodhaven AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$50,150 $57,300 $64,450 $71,600 $77,350 $83,100 $88,800 $94,550