Local Housing Commissions
13615 Michigan Ave.
1301 E. Jefferson
13275 John R
(313) 868 -4500
4500 S. Inkster
3501 Oakwood Blvd.
401 – A High Street
32409 Fort St.
15270 Plaza Dr. South
4001 S. Wayne Rd.
32150 Dorsey Rd.
Cadillac Place 4-600
3028 W. Grand Blvd.
PO Box 02990
Detroit, MI 48202
Housing Choice Voucher Program
Frequently Asked Questions
The Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV - formerly known as
Section 8) is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development (HUD). The program subsidizes rent for program
participants (tenants). Eligibility for the program may include but is
not limited to the applicant’s income and criminal history.
Q: How do I apply for a Housing Choice Voucher (HCV –
formerly known as Section 8)?
A: You can only apply to a housing authority’s/commission’s waiting
list when they advertise that they are taking applications for the
Some local housing authorities/commissions administer the housing
voucher program. When a housing authority or commission opens
their waiting list for new applications, the opening will be announced
in a local newspaper and instructions for application to the waiting list
must be carefully followed.
Q. How can I find affordable housing?
A: You will get the best information by visiting:
There are two types of voucher programs:
A voucher that a tenant can take with them when they move.
Tenants can use the voucher on housing of their choice provided the
housing is approved by the voucher administrator (housing authority).
Voucher assistance (subsidy) that stays with the building. The tenant
does not take the voucher assistance with them if they move.
Housing that may or may not have a voucher attached but is able to
charge low rents because of how the building was purchased. Many
subsidized/affordable housing developments restrict who is eligible to
live there (ex. Seniors, disabled, families, homeless, low-income).
Subsidized housing owned and operated by a housing commission.
Public housing developments often restrict who is eligible to live there
(e.g. seniors, disabled, families, low-income). A list of housing
commissions is included in this brochure.
Affordable housing developments open and close too often for a
printed list to be helpful.
Q. How can I find rental housing in my area online?
A. Visit www.michiganhousinglocator.com
Q. The Housing Commission chart (included in this brochure)
shows who has public housing and vouchers. Does that
mean that there are public housing units and vouchers
A. No. You must call the housing commission and ask if public
housing and/or the voucher waiting lists are open.
Q. Wayne Metro’s website says you have affordable housing.
Can I apply for a unit?
A. Wayne Metro does have affordable housing for specific
populations. In order to be considered for a unit, you must be
homeless and working with a case manager from the homeless
department (Wayne Homeless Network Project).
Wayne Metro Call Center:
Detroit: (313) 388-9799
Out-Wayne (excluding Detroit): (734) 284-6999