Detroit Housing Commission
1301 E. Jefferson Detroit, Michigan 48207

313-877-8000

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Detroit Housing Commission administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 48 projects which contain 4,207 affordable rental units. It also administers 6,372 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Detroit Housing Commission is determined to be a Large public housing authority, meaning it manages between 1,250 - 9,999 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Detroit Housing Commission between Public Housing Units (40%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (60%) to that of all housing authorities in Michigan, Detroit Housing Commission has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Michigan.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Detroit Housing Commission scored an average of 58 points. The housing authority had a high score of 77 in 2003 and a low score of 39 in 2004. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Michigan is 74.81.

Detroit Housing Commission has an average score that is less than the average Michigan housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Detroit Housing Commission manages 21 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 64. The scores for properties managed by Detroit Housing Commission range from a high of 95 to a low of 31.

The highest scoring property in the Detroit Housing Commission portfolio is Woodbridge IV and the lowest scoring property is Diggs Homes.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 57% of properties managed by Detroit Housing Commission have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Detroit Housing Commission owns and manages 4207 public housing units in 48 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Detroit Housing Commission is $231.00 compared to the state average of $294.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of Michigan ranges from a low of $198.00 to a high of $462.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)

Waiting List Status:


The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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48

Public Housing Projects

4,207

Public Housing Units

6,372

Section 8 Vouchers

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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