Lincoln Park Housing Commission

1356 Electric Avenue
Lincoln Park, Wayne County, Michigan 48146

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

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Lincoln Park Housing Commission serves Lincoln Park.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Lincoln Park Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Lincoln Park Housing Commission is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and elderly/disabled individuals.

This housing commission offers 2 apartment communities for elderly and disabled individuals, with all utilities and basic cable included. For families, they offer scattered single homes located throughout Lincoln Park.

To apply for public housing, you can stop by their office located at 1356 Electric Avenue, Lincoln Park, MI, to pick up an application, or one can be mailed to you by calling 313-388-4660, during normal business hours.

Once you have completed the application you must call the housing commission at 313-388-4660, to schedule an interview to finish the application process. Be sure to bring originals of: birth certificates, social security cards, bank statements, proof of income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

This housing commission does not go by a preference point system, instead, your application is placed by date and time received.

For more information please contact the housing commission during normal office hours by calling 313-388-4660.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (248)593-4611.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/06/2015.

About Lincoln Park Housing Commission

More information about Lincoln Park Housing Commission can be found on its website at

Representatives of Lincoln Park Housing Commission may be available by phone at (248) 593-4611. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/21/2019, it is not known if Lincoln Park 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 Lincoln Park Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Lincoln Park Housing Commission manages 226 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Vouchers 226
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $539
Monthly Cost $121,723

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Lincoln Park 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 10% having issued approximately 25 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 58 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $12,228 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 78% were extremely low income (ELI). 31% 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 59% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

0% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 60% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 17% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 22% 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.

50% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 49% of households with children have a female head of household. 92% of all households were headed by a female.

69% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 67% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Lincoln Park Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% include at least one person with a disability. 28% 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

27% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 28% with 2 bedrooms and 46% with 3 or more bedrooms. 23% 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 Lincoln Park Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $352 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $586. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $149.

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 Lincoln Park Housing Commission

Lincoln Park Towers

1370 Electric Ave
Lincoln Park, MI