Inkster Housing Commission

4500 Inkster Road
Inkster, Wayne County, Michigan 48141

Inkster Housing Commission is a Public Housing Agency in Inkster, Michigan that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of September 21st, 2019, Inkster Housing Commission has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Inkster Housing Commission serves Inkster.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Inkster Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Inkster Housing Commission (IHC) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The NHHC offers five Public Housing communities with 734 units ranging in size from 1 to 5 bedrooms for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, visit the IHC to pick up an application, located at 29150 Carlisle St., Inkster, MI 48141; from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm, and 2:00 pm until 4:00, Monday-Friday.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above; from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm, and 2:00 pm until 4:00, Monday-Friday.

Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: Birth certificates, Social Security Cards, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The IHC does have a preference for applicants that are: elderly, disabled, or employed.

For more information, call the IHC office at (313) 562-6737 from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm, and 2:00 pm until 4:00 Monday-Friday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (313)561-2600.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/06/2015.

About Inkster Housing Commission

Representatives of Inkster Housing Commission may be available by phone at (313) 561-2600. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/21/2019, it is not known if Inkster 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 Inkster Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Inkster Housing Commission manages 572 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 561 7 3
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $585 $434 $673
Monthly Cost $327,927 $3,040 $2,020

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Inkster 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 46 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 59 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 $13,732 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 68% were extremely low income (ELI). 38% 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 55% 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, 72% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 16% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 11% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

65% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 63% of households with children have a female head of household. 92% of all households were headed by a female.

95% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 93% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Inkster Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% 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. 73% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

13% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 53% with 3 or more bedrooms. 28% 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 Inkster Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $394 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $566. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $145.



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.


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