Affordable Housing In Ypsilanti
Washtenaw County, Michigan

21 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ypsilanti

Hamilton Crossing Phase l

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

Hamilton Crossing Phase II

596 South Hamilton St
Ypsilanti, MI
$510-1,244
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Towne Centre Place

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

Lynden Park Apartment Homes

2224 Golfside Rd
Ypsilanti, MI
$987-1,076
Studio-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Carpenter Place Apartments

3400 Carpenter Rd
Ypsilanti, MI
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Subsidized

Arbor Manor Apartments

693 Arbor Dr
Ypsilanti, MI
Subsidized

Chidester Place

330 Chidester St
Ypsilanti, MI
Subsidized

Sycamore Meadows Apartments

1273 Stamford Ct
Ypsilanti, MI
Subsidized

Danbury Park Manor

9412 MacArthur Blvd
Ypsilanti, MI
Subsidized

Clark East Towers

1550 E Clark Rd
Ypsilanti, MI
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Ypsilanti

Housing Authority Programs
Ypsilanti 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)
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)

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. Ypsilanti features 1,514 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 1,280 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ypsilanti.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com 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.1

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 $101,200

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 Ypsilanti 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 $21,250 $24,300 $27,350 $30,350 $32,800 $35,250 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $35,450 $40,500 $45,550 $50,600 $54,650 $58,700 $62,750 $66,800
80% of Median $52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,500 $81,550 $87,600 $93,650 $99,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Ypsilanti

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

From 1989 to 2012, 16 low income apartment communities containing 1,622 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Ypsilanti 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 Ypsilanti

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $35,450 $40,500 $45,550 $50,600 $54,650 $58,700 $62,750 $66,800
60% of Median $42,540 $48,600 $54,660 $60,720 $65,580 $70,440 $75,300 $80,160

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 Ypsilanti is $54,660 a year, or $4,555 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,555 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,367 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% $886 $949 $1,139 $1,316 $1,468 $1,619
60% $1,064 $1,139 $1,367 $1,579 $1,761 $1,943
Fair Market Rents in Ypsilanti

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
$900 $921 $1,124 $1,445 $1,767