Inkster Housing Commission

4500 Inkster Road
Inkster, Wayne County, Michigan 48141

Inkster Housing Commission is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Inkster Housing Commission serves Inkster.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Inkster, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Inkster Housing Commission Public Housing Closed

Other Inkster Housing Commission Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Inkster Housing Commission Phone: (313) 561-2600.

Closed: Inkster, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Inkster Housing Commission (IHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from January 13, 2020, until January 15, 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.

For more information, contact the Inkster Housing Commission.

Sources: This information was provided by a representative of the Ferndale Housing Commission and the Inkster Housing Commission online application portal, as of January 8, 2020.

Last Updated on 07/12/2020.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Inkster Housing Commission (IHC) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, contact the Inkster Housing Commission.

Last Updated on 01/20/2020.

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 11/28/2021, 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 HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Inkster Housing Commission manages 587 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 565 10 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $647 $645 $1,495
Monthly Cost $365,443 $6,451 $2,989

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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Inkster Housing Commission

Twin Towers

1900 Inkster Rd
Inkster, Michigan

Lemoyne Gardens

4235 Klink St
Inkster, Michigan

Demby Terraces

28078 Annapolis St
Inkster, Michigan

Parkside Estates

3703 Henry Ruff Rd
Inkster, Michigan