Affordable Housing In Ypsilanti
Washtenaw County, Michigan

22 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

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

Carpenter Place Apartments

3400 Carpenter Rd
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Call For Rent
1 BR


Ypsilanti, Michigan

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

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

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 Ypsilanti, Michigan

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 22 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,849 affordable apartments for rent in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

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 $1,136 and $1,388.

2022 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 $1,047 $1,048 $1,262 $1,560 $1,816
Ypsilanti, Michigan Payment Standard Range $942 to $1,152 $943 to $1,153 $1,136 to $1,388 $1,404 to $1,716 $1,634 to $1,998

Sourced from federal housing data and 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 $106,600

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.
$22,400 $25,600 $28,800 $31,950 $34,550 $37,100 $40,120 $44,660
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.
$37,300 $42,600 $47,950 $53,250 $57,550 $61,800 $66,050 $70,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Ypsilanti AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$55,950 $63,950 $71,950 $79,900 $86,300 $92,700 $99,100 $105,500