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Affordable Housing In Ypsilanti
Washtenaw County, Michigan

21 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ypsilanti

Hamilton Crossing Phase l

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

Hamilton Crossing Phase II

596 South Hamilton St
Ypsilanti, Michigan
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Towne Centre Place

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

Lynden Park Apartment Homes

2224 Golfside Rd
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Studio-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Carpenter Place Apartments

3400 Carpenter Rd
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Call For Rent
1 BR

Arbor Manor Apartments

693 Arbor Dr
Ypsilanti, Michigan

Chidester Place

330 Chidester St
Ypsilanti, Michigan

Sycamore Meadows Apartments

1273 Stamford Ct
Ypsilanti, Michigan

Danbury Park Manor

9412 MacArthur Blvd
Ypsilanti, Michigan

Clark East Towers

1550 E Clark Rd
Ypsilanti, Michigan

Housing Authorities that serve Ypsilanti

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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ypsilanti, Michigan

There are 21 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,794 affordable apartments for rent in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Income Based Apartments in Ypsilanti, Michigan

Ypsilanti features 1,514 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 $1,012 and $1,236.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $900 $921 $1,124 $1,445 $1,767
Payment Standard Range $810 to $990 $829 to $1,013 $1,012 to $1,236 $1,301 to $1,590 $1,590 to $1,944

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Ypsilanti, MI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 21
Total Low Income Apartments 2,794
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,514
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 $101,500

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 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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,350 $24,400 $27,450 $30,450 $32,900 $35,350 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $35,550 $40,600 $45,700 $50,750 $54,850 $58,900 $62,950 $67,000
80% of Median $54,950 $62,800 $70,650 $78,500 $84,800 $91,100 $97,350 $103,650