Dearborn Housing Commission

13615 Michigan Avenue, Floor 2
Dearborn, Wayne County, Michigan 48126

Dearborn Housing Commission is a Public Housing Agency in Dearborn, Michigan that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Dearborn Housing Commission serves Dearborn.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Closed

Other Dearborn Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Dearborn Housing Commission (DHC) is currently accepting public housing waiting list pre-applications for elderly/disabled individuals.


Please note: The family Public Housing waiting list is currently closed.



The DHC offers three Public Housing communities with 333 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.


To apply, visit the DHC to pick up a pre-application, located at 13615 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48120, during normal office hours.


Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. 


No documents are needed at this time.





For more information, call the DHC office at (313) 943-2390 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 08/05/2015.

About Dearborn Housing Commission

More information about Dearborn Housing Commission can be found on its website at www.cityofdearborn.org.

Representatives of Dearborn Housing Commission may be available by phone at (313) 943-2390. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/18/2019, it is not known if Dearborn Housing Commission is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Dearborn Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Dearborn Housing Commission manages 87 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 39 48
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $693 $416
Monthly Cost $27,012 $19,970

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Dearborn Housing Commission

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 12% having issued approximately 8 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 54 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $12,482 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 86% were extremely low income (ELI). 16% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 80% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 41% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 38% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

27% of households included children, 9% of which had two adults in the household. 20% of households with children have a female head of household. 63% of all households were headed by a female.

21% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 14% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Dearborn Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 37% include at least one person with a disability. 69% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 100% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

56% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 20% with 2 bedrooms and 23% with 3 or more bedrooms. -1% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Dearborn Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $326 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $575. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $124.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Operated by Dearborn Housing Commission

Townsend Towers

7000 Freda St
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Kennedy Plaza

5111 Bingham St
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Sisson Manor

1515 Mason St
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