Eastpointe Housing Commission

15701 E 9 Mile Road
Eastpointe, Macomb County, Michigan 48021
(586) 445-5099

Open today from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Eastpointe Housing Commission is a Public Housing Agency in Eastpointe, Michigan that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 15th, 2019, Eastpointe Housing Commission has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Senior Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Eastpointe Housing Commission serves Center Line, Clinton Township, Eastpointe, Fraser, Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Woods, Harper Woods, Harrison Township, Roseville, St. Clair Shores, Sterling Heights and Warren.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Senior Public Housing Open Indefinitely
Eastpointe Area, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Eastpointe Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Senior Public Housing Waiting List

The Eastpointe Housing Commission (EHC) Senior (50+) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least May, 2019, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, call (586) 445-5099, Ext. #1 to request an application.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Eastpointe resident; Elderly (62+).

For more information, visit the EHC website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (586) 445-5099.

Last Updated on 05/06/2019.

Other Eastpointe Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Closed: Eastpointe Area, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Eastpointe Housing Commission (EHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two days in May, 2019. 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.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Elderly, Disabled, Working Families with Children under 18 years old, Families with Children under 18 years old.

200 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences. 7,313 applications were submitted during the opening period.

Only those applications randomly selected will be contacted by mail. Applicants can check back at the application website within 30 days after the close of the enrollment period. Use the “search existing record” button to check whether or not your application was chosen to be placed on the list.

For more information, visit the the EHC website.

Last Updated on 05/21/2019.

About Eastpointe Housing Commission

HCV Portability Status

As of 04/08/2019, Eastpointe Housing Commission is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:30am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm
Friday 8:30am-3:30pm
Sunday Closed

About the Eastpointe Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Eastpointe Housing Commission manages 136 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 136
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $534
Monthly Cost $72,561

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Eastpointe 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 5% having issued approximately 28 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 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 167 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $12,278 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 36% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 59% 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, 64% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 9% 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.

58% of households included children, -1% of which had two adults in the household. 59% of households with children have a female head of household. 93% of all households were headed by a female.

83% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 83% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Eastpointe Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 35% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 38% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

26% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 42% with 3 or more bedrooms. 14% 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 Eastpointe Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $344 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $609. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $127.



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 Eastpointe Housing Commission

Chester Berry Manor

15701 E 9 Mile Rd
Eastpointe, MI
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