Detroit Housing Commission

1301 East Jefferson, Detroit, MI

There are five waiting lists open now offered by Detroit Housing Commission.

Detroit Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Waiting ListStatus
Oakwood Senior Manor, Jefferson Meadows, Pablo Davis, Wellington Senior Apartments, Parkview Place Apartments, and Colonial Meadows Senior Community, Near Elderly Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Highland Manor Apartments, Peterboro Arms, 8900 Gratiot, 9100 on Gratiot, and Genesis Villa Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Milwaukee Junction Apartments Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
City View Senior Towers, Village of University Meadows, Village of Woodbridge Manor, Woodbridge Senior Apartments, and Rivertown Assisted Living Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Village Park, Vernon Murphy and Greenfield Court, Assisted Housing MOD Rehab Voucher Program Open Until Further Notice
City of Detroit and Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Lapeer, and St. Clair County, Michigan Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Charles Diggs Townhomes, John W. Smith Townhomes, Algonquin, Greenbrooke, State Fair, Harriet Tubman Apartments and Sojourner Truth Townhomes Multi-Family Public Housing Closed
Brewster Townhomes Public Housing Closed
Single Family Homes No 12, 13 and 14 Public Housing Closed
Forest Park, Warren West, Riverbend Apartments, Sheridan Place I & II and Woodbridge Senior Village Senior Public Housing Closed

Detroit Housing Commission offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Moderate Rehabilitation and Family Unification Program (FUP) programs in Lapeer County, Macomb County, Oakland County, St Clair County and Wayne County.

Go to the Michigan Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Michigan Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.

Open Until Further Notice: Oakwood Senior Manor, Jefferson Meadows, Pablo Davis, Wellington Senior Apartments, Parkview Place Apartments, and Colonial Meadows Senior Community, Near Elderly Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Detroit Housing Commission (DHC) Near-Elderly Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Oakwood Senior Manor, Jefferson Meadows, Pablo Davis, Wellington Senior Apartments, Parkview Place Apartments, and Colonial Meadows Senior Community is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least January, 2021 until further notice.

Please note: This waiting list is for applicants who are Age 55 and over.

  • Oakwood Senior Manor Apartments (1 & 2 bedrooms), is located at 14825 Nehls, Eastpointe, MI 48021
  • Jefferson Meadows Apartment (1 & 2 bedrooms), is located at 13101 Freud, Detroit, MI 48215
  • Pablo Davis Senior Apartments (1 & 2 bedrooms), is located at 9200 W Vernon Hwy, Detroit MI 48209
  • Wellington Senior Apartments (1 & 2 bedrooms), is located at 59 Seward, Detroit MI 48202
  • Parkview Place Apartments (1 bedroom), is located at 1401 Chene St, Detroit MI 48207
  • Colonial Meadows Senior Community (1 & 2 bedrooms), is located at 1246 E Walton Blvd, Pontiac, MI 48340

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Call the property you are interested in for more information or an appointment, List of properties can be found here.

Once the application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Mailed to the Detroit Housing Commission, Post Office Box 7549, Detroit MI 48207
  2. Emailed to waitlist@dhcmi.org (Subject Line: Project Based Voucher Application)

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the DHC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the DHC on January 8, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Eastpointe, Detroit and Pontiac, Michigan.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (313) 877-8000.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 03/29/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Highland Manor Apartments, Peterboro Arms, 8900 Gratiot, 9100 on Gratiot, and Genesis Villa Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Detroit Housing Commission (DHC) Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Highland Manor Apartments, Peterboro Arms, 8900 Gratiot, 9100 on Gratiot, and Genesis Villa is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least January 2021 until further notice.

  • Highland Manor Apartments (2 & 3 bedrooms), is located at 20 Sears, Highland Park, MI 48203.
  • Peterboro Arms (No Age Restrictions - Homeless requires Supportive Services) (2 Bedrooms), is located at 26 Peterboro, Detroit, MI 48209.
  • 8900 Gratiot (2 & 3 bedrooms), is located at 8900 Gratiot, Detroit MI 48213.
  • 9100 on Gratiot (1 & 2 bedrooms), is located at 9100 Gratiot, Detroit MI 48213.
  • Genesis Villa (2 & 3 bedrooms), is located at 91 Harper Detroit MI 48202.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Call the property you are interested in for more information or an appointment, List of properties can be found here.

Once the application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Mailed to the Detroit Housing Commission, Post Office Box 7549, Detroit MI 48207
  2. Emailed to waitlist@dhcmi.org (Subject Line: Project Based Voucher Application)

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the DHC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the DHC on January 8, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Highland Park and Detroit, Michigan.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (313) 877-8000.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 03/29/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Milwaukee Junction Apartments Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Detroit Housing Commission (DHC) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Milwaukee Junction Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least September, 2021, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Call (313) 874-2218 for more information or an appointment.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the DHC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the DHC on September 7, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Detroit, Michigan.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (313) 877-8000.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 03/21/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: City View Senior Towers, Village of University Meadows, Village of Woodbridge Manor, Woodbridge Senior Apartments, and Rivertown Assisted Living Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Detroit Housing Commission (DHC) Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at City View Senior Towers, Village of University Meadows, Village of Woodbridge Manor, Woodbridge Senior Apartments, and Rivertown Assisted Living is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least January, 2021 until further notice.

Please note: This waiting list is for applicants who are age 62 and over.

  • City View Senior Towers Apartment, is located at 4690 St Antoine, Detroit, MI 48201, and has 1-Bedroom units.
  • Village of University Meadows Apartment, is located at 4500 Trumbull, Detroit, MI 48208, and has 1 and 2-Bedroom units.
  • Village of Woodbridge Manor, is located at 1300 Manor Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Detroit MI 48201, and has 1 and 2-Bedroom units.
  • Woodbridge Senior Apartments, is located 1200 Martin Luther King Blvd, Detroit, MI 48201, and has 1 and 2-Bedroom units.
  • Rivertown Assisted Living, is located at 250 McDougall, Detroit MI 48207, and has 1 and 2-Bedroom units.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Call the property you are interested in for more information or an appointment, List of properties can be found here.

Once the application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Mailed to the Detroit Housing Commission, Post Office Box 7549, Detroit MI 48207
  2. Emailed to waitlist@dhcmi.org (Subject Line: Project Based Voucher Application)

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the DHC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the DHC on January 8, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Detroit, Michigan.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (313) 877-8000.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 03/30/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Village Park, Vernon Murphy and Greenfield Court, Assisted Housing MOD Rehab Voucher Program Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Detroit Housing Commission (DHC) Assisted Housing MOD Rehab Voucher Program waiting list for apartments at Village Park, Vernon Murphy and Greenfield Court is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least September, 2021, until further notice.

  • Village Park, is located at 1085 Van Dyke Detroit, MI 48214, and has 1 and 2-Bedroom units.
  • Vernon Murphy, is located at 487 Charlotte Detroit, MI 48201, and has 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom units.
  • Greenfield Court, is located at 15041 Greenfield St. Detroit, MI 48221, and has 1-Bedroom units.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the DHC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the DHC on September 7, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other rental assistance in Detroit, Michigan.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (313) 877-8000.

Last Updated on 09/07/2021.

Closed: City of Detroit and Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Lapeer, and St. Clair County, Michigan Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Detroit Housing Commission (DHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from February 3, 2020, until February 5, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the DHC website.

Sources: This information was verified the DHC website, as of January 28, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in City of Detroit and Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Lapeer, and St. Clair County, Michigan.

Last Updated on 08/02/2020.

Closed: Charles Diggs Townhomes, John W. Smith Townhomes, Algonquin, Greenbrooke, State Fair, Harriet Tubman Apartments and Sojourner Truth Townhomes Multi-Family Public Housing Waiting List

The Detroit Housing Commission (DHC) Multi-Family Public Housing waiting list for apartments at the communities listed below is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from August 17, 2020 until February 28, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

This opening was for the following communities:

  • Charles Diggs Townhomes
  • John W. Smith Townhomes
  • Algonquin Apartments
  • Greenbrooke Apartments
  • State Fair Apartments
  • Harriet Tubman Apartments
  • Sojourner Truth Townhomes

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the DHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the DHC public notice on November 2, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Detroit, Michigan. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 04/05/2022.

Closed: Brewster Townhomes Public Housing Waiting List

The Detroit Housing Commission (DHC) Multi-Family Public Housing waiting list for apartments at Brewster Townhomes is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from August 17, 2020 until September 25, 2020.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the DHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the DHC public notice on October 30, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Detroit, Michigan. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 04/05/2022.

Closed: Single Family Homes No 12, 13 and 14 Public Housing Waiting List

The Detroit Housing Commission (DHC) Family Public Housing waiting list for apartments at Single Family Homes No 12, 13 and 14 is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from August 17, 2020 until October 31, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the DHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the DHC public notice on November 2, 2020.

Last Updated on 11/02/2020.

Closed: Forest Park, Warren West, Riverbend Apartments, Sheridan Place I & II and Woodbridge Senior Village Senior Public Housing Waiting List

The Detroit Housing Commission (DHC) Senior Public Housing waiting list for apartments at the communities listed below is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from August 17, 2020 until February 28, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

This opening is for the following communities:

  • Forest Park Apartments (50 and Older)
  • Warren West Apartments (50 and Older)
  • Riverbend Apartments (50 and Older)
  • Sheridan Place I & II (50 and Older)
  • Woodbridge Senior Village

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the DHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the DHC public notice on November 2, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Senior Public Housing rental assistance in Detroit, Michigan. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 04/05/2022.

About Detroit Housing Commission

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 9:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday 9:00am-4:30pm
Thursday 9:00am-4:30pm
Friday 9:00am-4:30pm

About the Detroit Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Detroit Housing Commission manages 4,717 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 4,492 8 55 87 17
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $622 $395 $910 $519 $611
Monthly Cost $2,794,307 $3,163 $50,057 $45,144 $10,387
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 11% having issued approximately 459 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 15 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $12,944 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 36% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 60% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 65% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 12% 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.

56% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 54% of households with children have a female head of household. 90% of all households were headed by a female.

97% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 95% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Detroit Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 29% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 75% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

15% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 24% with 2 bedrooms and 61% with 3 or more bedrooms. 31% 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 Detroit Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $326 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $659. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $174.

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.