Ferndale Housing Commission
415 Withington Street Ferndale, Michigan 48220

248-547-9500

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Ferndale Housing Commission administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 166 affordable rental units. It also administers 975 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Ferndale Housing Commission is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Ferndale Housing Commission between Public Housing Units (15%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (85%) to that of all housing authorities in Michigan, Ferndale Housing Commission has a smaller 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, Ferndale Housing Commission scored an average of 93 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 80 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Michigan is 74.81.

Ferndale Housing Commission has an average score that is more 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.

Ferndale Housing Commission manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 74. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. Autumn House has a passing score.

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

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.

1

Public Housing Projects

166

Public Housing Units

975

Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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