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.

Livonia Housing Commission serves Livonia.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Livonia, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Closed

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. It was last open for one day in June 2017.

Livonia, MI is about 20 miles west of Detroit, MI.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live or work in Livonia, MI.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

The waiting list closed after 2,500 applications were submitted, which took about two and a half hours.

For more information, visit the LHC website, or call the office at (248) 477-7086.

Last Updated on 06/05/2017.

About Livonia Housing Commission

More information about Livonia Housing Commission can be found on its website at http://www.ci.livonia.mi.us/.

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 09/22/2019, 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 most recent VMS report, Livonia Housing Commission manages 742 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 Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 693 24 2 23
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $480 $363 $1,038 $496
Monthly Cost $332,887 $8,702 $2,075 $11,417

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 Operated by Livonia Housing Commission

Mcnamara Towers 2

19300 Purlingbrook St
Livonia, MI
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