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Livonia Housing Commission

19300 Purlingbrook Street
Livonia, Wayne County, Michigan 48152

Livonia Housing Commission is a Public Housing Agency in Livonia, Michigan that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of April 8th, 2020, Livonia Housing Commission has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The 3 and 4-Bedroom, Scattered Site, Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Livonia Housing Commission serves Livonia.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
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

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.

Livonia Housing Commission Website: https://www.livonia.gov/295/Housing.

Livonia Housing Commission Phone: (248) 477-7086.

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

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

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 11/01/2019.

Other Livonia Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Closed: Livonia, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the 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 November 4, 2019. 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.

1,300 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

The lottery will take place by Saturday, November 30, 2019, at which time applicants may verify if they were selected online here.

According to the LHC, "Do not call the Housing Commission offices regarding applications or application status information."

For more information, visit the LHC Housing Choice Voucher Rental Assistance Program page, or the LHC website.

Last Updated on 01/04/2020.

Closed: 2-Bedroom, Scattered Site, Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the 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 11/01/2019.

About Livonia Housing Commission

More information about Livonia Housing Commission can be found on its website at https://www.livonia.gov/295/Housing.

Representatives of Livonia Housing Commission may be available by phone at (248) 477-7086. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 04/08/2020, 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.


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 770 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, 2019:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 722 24 2 22
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $480 $371 $951 $492
Monthly Cost $346,512 $8,901 $1,901 $10,826

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