Melvindale Housing Commission
3501 Oakwood Boulevard
Melvindale, Wayne County, MI


Section 8 Waiting List Status:

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Melvindale Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on June 5th, 2015.

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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.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Melvindale Housing Commission Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update August 6th, 2015.

The Melivindale Housing Commission (MHC) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for senior and disabled individuals.

Please note: The MHC does not offer a Public Housing program for families.

The MHC offers one Public Housing community with 199 units for senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:
  1. Visit the MHC to pick up an application, located at 3501 Oakwood Boulevard Melvindale MI 48122, during normal office hours.
  2. Download the pre-application here, then print and complete.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

Be sure to include copies of these documents with the pre-application: Proof of all income, photo IDs for all adult household members, rent receipt for the past three months, eviction papers if applicable, proof of veteran status if applicable, name and address of a personal reference, Social Security Cards, and birth certificates.

The MHC has listed the following preferences: local resident or veteran.

For more information, visit the MHC website, or call the office at (313) 429-1095 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Melvindale Housing Commission administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 199 affordable rental units. It also administers 134 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Melvindale 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 Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Melvindale Housing Commission between Public Housing Units (60%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (40%) to that of all housing authorities in Michigan, Melvindale 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 (, 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, Melvindale Housing Commission scored an average of 84 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2008 and a low score of 44 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Michigan is 74.81.

Melvindale 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 (, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Melvindale Housing Commission.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 1/20/10 Plan
2009 10/28/08 Plan
2008 10/23/07 Plan
2007 10/19/06 Plan
2006 12/8/05 Plan
2005 1/7/05 Plan
2004 1/5/04 Plan
2003 2/3/03 Plan
2002 3/13/02 Plan
2001 3/7/01 Plan
2000 9/26/00 Plan