Ferndale Housing Commission

415 Withington Street, Ferndale, MI

There are no open waiting lists offered by Ferndale Housing Commission. Go to the Michigan Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Michigan Public Housing Waiting Lists page for nearby housing applications.

Closed: Wayne, Oakland and Macomb County, Michigan Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Ferndale Housing Commission (FHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from July 30, 2018, until August 3, 2018 There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were four ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Download and print the application online.
  3. Pick up an application at the FHC office.
  4. Send an email to request a paper application by mail.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must have been dropped off at the FHC office by August 3, 2018 at 4:00 pm ET.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live or work in Wayne, Oakland or Macomb County; disabled; elderly.

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

For more information, visit FHC website.

Last Updated on 10/23/2019.

Closed: 1-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

The Ferndale Housing Commission (FHC) Public Housing waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments is closed.

The FHC last accepted applications for this waiting list from November 14, 2022, until November 18, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the FHC public notice, this waiting list was for " low income applicants who are elderly (62 and older) and/or disabled, and low income applicants who live, work or have been hired to work in the city of Ferndale."

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

This waitlist had the following preferences:

  • Live, Work or Have been hired to work in the City of Ferndale.
  • Elderly
  • Disabled

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the FHC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the FHC notice on November 26, 2022.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 11/18/2022.

About Ferndale Housing Commission

About the Ferndale Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Ferndale Housing Commission manages 915 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 845 33 4
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $577 $348 $1,358
Monthly Cost $487,403 $11,475 $5,431
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 9% having issued approximately 100 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 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 15 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $12,618 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 73% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% 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 70% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 52% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% 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.

43% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 41% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.

79% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 78% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Ferndale Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 27% include at least one person with a disability. 43% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 76% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

37% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 27% with 3 or more bedrooms. 20% 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 Ferndale Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $338 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $541. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $118.

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 Apartments Operated by Ferndale Housing Commission

Autumn House Elderly Apartments

415 Withington St
Ferndale, Michigan
Income Based
1 BR