Affordable Housing In Ypsilanti
Washtenaw County, Michigan

Affordable Housing programs support 1,569 income based apartments in Ypsilanti where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 1,280 affordable apartments in Ypsilanti that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Ypsilanti, Michigan

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Ypsilanti. Go to the Michigan Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Ypsilanti.

Hamilton Crossing Phase l

596 South Hamilton Street
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Income Based
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Hamilton Crossing Phase II

596 South Hamilton St
Ypsilanti, Michigan
$510-1,244
1-3 BR
Affordable

Towne Centre Place

401 W Michigan Avenue
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Call For Rent
1 BR
Rent Assisted

Lynden Park Apartment Homes

2224 Golfside Rd
Ypsilanti, Michigan
$987-1,076
Studio-2 BR
Affordable

Clark East Towers

1550 E Clark Rd
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted

Carpenter Place Apartments

3400 Carpenter Rd
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Call For Rent
1 BR
Rent Assisted
62+

Parkridge Homes

831 HILYARD ROBINSON WAY
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

MELVIN T WALLS MANOR

2189 GLORY LN
Ypsilanti, Michigan
62+

Arbor Manor Apartments

693 Arbor Dr
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Rent Assisted

Chidester Place

330 Chidester St
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Rent Assisted
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Public Housing Agencies Serving Ypsilanti, 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
Ypsilanti Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Ann Arbor Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Moving to Work; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
Plymouth Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD); Family Unification Program (FUP)
Go to the Michigan Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Ypsilanti.

Ypsilanti, Michigan Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Ypsilanti, Michigan

Ypsilanti features 1,569 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 Ypsilanti, Michigan

There are 1,280 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ypsilanti.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ypsilanti, Michigan

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Ypsilanti landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Ypsilanti.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ypsilanti, Michigan for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,246 and $1,522.

2023 Ypsilanti, 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
Ypsilanti, Michigan Fair Market Rent $1,148 $1,153 $1,384 $1,684 $1,926
Ypsilanti, Michigan Payment Standard Range $1,033 to $1,263 $1,038 to $1,268 $1,246 to $1,522 $1,516 to $1,852 $1,733 to $2,119

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Ypsilanti, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 22
Total Low Income Apartments 2,849
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,569
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 69.09%
Average Renter Household Size 2.11
Average Household Size 2.17
Median Household Income $31,061 ±$2,639
Median Rent $746 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.14% ± 5.25pp
Total Population 19,874

Population and Household Demographics

Ypsilanti is a city in Washtenaw County, Michigan with a population of 19,874. There are 7,811 households in the city with an average household size of 2.17 persons. 69.09% of households in Ypsilanti are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ypsilanti

The median gross income for households in Ypsilanti is $31,061 a year, or $2,588 a month. The median rent for the city is $746 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ypsilanti, a household making less than $2,487 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.14% of households who rent are overburdened in Ypsilanti.

Area Median Income In Ypsilanti

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 Ypsilanti, the AMI is calculated from all households within Washtenaw County.

In Ypsilanti, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $117,800

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 Ypsilanti

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 Ypsilanti

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Ypsilanti AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$24,750 $28,300 $31,850 $35,350 $38,200 $41,050 $43,850 $46,700
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Ypsilanti AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$41,250 $47,150 $53,050 $58,900 $63,650 $68,350 $73,050 $77,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Ypsilanti AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$62,600 $71,550 $80,500 $89,400 $96,600 $103,750 $110,900 $118,050