Melvindale Housing Commission

3501 Oakwood Boulevard
Melvindale, Wayne County, Michigan 48122

Melvindale Housing Commission is a Public Housing Agency in Melvindale, Michigan that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of February 20th, 2020, Melvindale Housing Commission has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Wayne County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on February 25th, 2020.

Melvindale Housing Commission serves Wayne County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Wayne County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Coogan Terrace Senior and Disabled Public Housing Closed

Open Melvindale Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Open Now: Wayne County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Melvindale Housing Commission (MHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from February 20, 2020 at 12:01 am, until February 25, 2020 at 11:59 pm ET.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

According to the public notice,"If you need assistance completing an application,a Melvindale Housing Commission employee will be available Friday, February 21, 2020  from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at 3501 Oakwood Blvd., Melvindale, MI."

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Families who live or work in the City of Melvindale
  • Honorable Discharged Veterans

1,000 applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

The public notice stated that this waiting list will be open from February 20, 2019, however it appears that there is a typo and it should state February 20, 2020 instead due to the online application portal stating "Registration is currently closed" as well as the public notice stating "Date of Notice: January 29, 2020."

For more information, visit the MHC website.

Sources: This information was verified by a representative of the MHC, and its website, as of January 28, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Wayne County, Michigan.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (313) 429-1095, prior to the deadline for applying.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 02/20/2020.

Other Melvindale Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Closed: Coogan Terrace Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Melivindale Housing Commission (MHC) waiting list for Senior/Disabled Public Housing apartments at Coogan Terrace is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on October 19, 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

The MHC has one Public Housing community, Coogan Terrace. In October, 2018, the MHC said, "Coogan Terrace is converting from Public Housing to Project Based Rental Assistance and will be undergoing a multi-million-dollar renovation project in 2019. We are currently collecting vacancies and not processing nay leasing at this time."

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Visit the MHC to pick up an application.
  2. Download and print the application online.

Once the application was completed, it must have been mailed or hand delivered to the MHC.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Local resident, veteran.

For more information, visit the MHC website.

Sources: This information was provided by the MHC website, as of February 14, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Melvindale, Michigan. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 02/14/2020.

About Melvindale Housing Commission

More information about Melvindale Housing Commission can be found on its website at http://www.melvindalehousingcommission.org/.

Representatives of Melvindale Housing Commission may be available by phone at (313) 429-1095. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 02/20/2020, it is not known if Melvindale 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 Melvindale Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Melvindale Housing Commission manages 112 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2019:

Standard
Vouchers 112
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $553
Monthly Cost $61,944

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Melvindale 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 10 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 81 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.8 persons and has a household income of $13,970 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 35% 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 57% 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, 73% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 16% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 12% 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.

71% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 69% of households with children have a female head of household. 90% of all households were headed by a female.

86% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 81% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Melvindale Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 34% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 79% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

18% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 50% with 3 or more bedrooms. 17% 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 Melvindale Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $365 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $653. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $167.



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 Melvindale Housing Commission

Coogan Terrace

3501 Oakwood Blvd
Melvindale, Michigan