The Detroit Housing Commission is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Detroit, Michigan.
The Detroit Housing Commission serves Macomb County, St Clair County, Wayne County, Lapeer County, Oakland County, Fraser, Sterling Heights, Memphis, Chesterfield, Warren, Roseville, New Baltimore, Romeo, Mount Clemens, Center Line, Shelby charter, Port Huron, East China, Capac, Algonac, Yale, Fort Gratiot charter, Marine City, St Clair, Detroit, Westland, Highland Park, Taylor, Wyandotte, Livonia, Trenton, Romulus, Ecorse, Wayne, Dearborn, Canton charter, Inkster, Lincoln Park, Southgate, River Rouge, Dearborn Heights, Belleville, Garden City, Grosse Ile, Redford charter, Riverview, Woodhaven, Harper Woods, Hamtramck, Imlay City, Lapeer, Brown City, Almont, North Branch, Columbiaville, Pontiac, Rochester Hills, Madison Heights, Ferndale, Waterford charter, Farmington Hills, Auburn Hills, Oak Park, Clarkston, Holly, Birmingham, Milford, Southfield, Wixom, Troy, Royal Oak, Hazel Park, Farmington, Oxford, Lake Orion, Highland charter, South Lyon, Orion, Plymouth, Novi, Northville, Berkley, Keego Harbor, West Bloomfield, Rochester, Addison, Allen Park, Almontship, Arcadia, Armada, Armadaship, Attica, Atticaship, Barnes Lake Millers Lake, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Bloomfield charter, Bloomfield Hills, Brandon charter, Brownstown charter, Bruce, Burlington, Burnside, Canton chartership, Chesterfieldship, Clawson, Clifford, Clinton charter, Commerce charter, Deerfield, Dryden, Drydenship, Eastpointe, Elba, Franklin, Gibraltar, Goodland, Grosse Ileship, Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Woods, Groveland, Hadley, Harrison charter, Highland chartership, Hollyship, Huntington Woods, Huron charter, Imlay, Independence charter, Lake Angelus, Lapeership, Lathrup Village, Lenox, Leonard, Lyon charter, Macomb, Marathon, Mayfield, Melvindale, Metamora, Metamoraship, Milford charter, New Haven, North Branchship, Northville, Noviship, Oakland charter, Orchard Lake Village, Oregon, Orion charter, Ortonville, Oxford charter, Pleasant Ridge, Plymouth charter, Ray, Redford chartership, Rich, Richmond, Richmondship, Rockwood, Rose, Royal Oak charter, St. Clair Shores, Shelby chartership, Southfieldship, Springfield charter, Sumpter, Sylvan Lake, Utica, Van Buren charter, Village of Clarkston, Village of Grosse Pointe Shores, Walled Lake, Washington, Waterford chartership, West Bloomfield charter, White Lake charter, Wolverine Lake, Barnes Lake-Millers Lake and Flat Rock.
More information about Detroit Housing Commission can be found on its website at http://www.dhcmi.org/.
As of the most recent VMS report, Detroit Housing Commission manages 4,957 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:
|Standard||Homeownership||Family Unification||Tenant Protection||Ported Out|
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$635||$607||$766||$466||$634|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.