Livonia Housing Commission

19300 Purlingbrook Street
Livonia, Wayne County, Michigan 48152

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

Livonia Housing Commission offers Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Livonia.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
3 and 4-Bedroom Scattered Site Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Livonia, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Closed
2-Bedroom Scattered Site Public Housing Closed

Open Livonia Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: 3 and 4-Bedroom Scattered Site Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Livonia Housing Commission (LHC) waiting list for 3 and 4-Bedroom, Scattered Site Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least November, 2019, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Open and print the application online here. Scroll down to the Waiting List section, and select the "Family Housing Application (PDF)" link.
  2. Call (734) 421-6450, Ext. 103.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

According to the LHC, "The approximate wait time is 2 to 5 years."

For more information, visit the LHC Family Rental Housing page, or the LHC website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (248) 477-7086.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/03/2021.

Other Livonia Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Closed: Livonia, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Livonia Housing Commission (LHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted for one day only on August 9, 2021. 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:

  • Residency

1,300 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the LHC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the LHC public notice on August 3, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Livonia, Michigan.

Last Updated on 10/21/2021.

Closed: 2-Bedroom Scattered Site Public Housing Waiting List

The Livonia Housing Commission (LHC) waiting list for 2-Bedroom, Scattered Site Public Housing apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on July 1, 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the LHC Family Rental Housing page, or the LHC website.

Last Updated on 08/03/2021.

About Livonia Housing Commission

HCV Portability Status

As of September 24th, 2022, it is not known if Livonia 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.

As of September 24th, 2022, Livonia Housing Commission is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Livonia Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Livonia Housing Commission manages 870 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 764 12 69 1 24
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $618 $842 $433 $688 $532
Monthly Cost $471,899 $10,108 $29,896 $688 $12,763

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Livonia 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 17% having issued approximately 48 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 26 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $15,186 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 62% were extremely low income (ELI). 40% 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 56% 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, 63% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 13% 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.

56% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 54% of households with children have a female head of household. 91% of all households were headed by a female.

85% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 84% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Livonia Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 33% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 58% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

17% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 48% 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 Livonia Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $455 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $520. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $137.



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 Livonia Housing Commission

Mcnamara Towers 2

19300 Purlingbrook St
Livonia, Michigan