Westland Housing Commission
32150 Dorsey Street
Westland, Wayne County, MI

734-595-0288 http://www.cityofwestland.com/departments/dept-of-housing-and-community-development/westland-housing-commission

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Westland Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on November 22nd, 2015.

The Westland Housing Commission (WHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed,. It was last open for three days in November 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Westland, MI is about 20 miles west of Detroit, MI.

To apply in 2015, applicants were required to complete the online pre-application that was available on the WHA waiting list website. The pre-application was available online only. No paper pre-applications were available or accepted.

The WHC identified the following preferences: Living in Westland, MI; Employment or verifiable employment opportunity in Westland, MI; families with head or co-head of household that is elderly or disabled; families with minor children.

Applicants receive a confirmation number upon submitting the pre-application. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

The WHC placed 1,000 qualified applicants on the waiting list by random lottery.

Applicants can check their status on the waiting list by clicking the "Search Existing Record" button on the right-hand side of this website.

For more information, visit the WHC website, or call the office at (734) 595-0288.

Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Westland Housing Commission administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 1,090 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Westland Housing Commission is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Westland Housing Commission is among the 7% of Michigan housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

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, Westland Housing Commission scored an average of 90 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2007 and a low score of 76 in 2006. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Michigan is 74.81.

Westland 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)

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 Westland Housing Commission.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 5/2/11 Plan
2010 6/30/10 Plan
2009 6/15/09 Plan
2008 5/9/08 Plan
2007 5/18/07 Plan
2006 5/4/06 Plan
2005 5/13/05 Plan
2004 5/19/04 Plan
2003 5/19/03 Plan
2002 5/22/02 Plan
2001 8/15/01 Plan
2000 5/17/00 Plan