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 September 18th, 2019, Melvindale Housing Commission has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Melvindale Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Melivindale Housing Commission is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for senior and disabled individuals.

This Housing Commission has one Apartment Community available for public housing:
Coogan Terrace is an apartment community dedicated to elderly/disabled individuals. This community offers 199 units with 1 bedrooms.

To apply for public housing, you can visit the Housing Commission website at to download, print, and complete an application.  You can also visit their office located at: 3501 Oakwood Blvd., Melvindale, MI 48122, during normal office hours to pick up an application.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the above address.  Be sure to include copies of: proof of income, DL or State ID, social security card, rent receipt for the past 3 months, eviction papers (if applicable), proof of veteran status, and a personal reference. Copies can not be made at the office so please bring your own copies to hand in.

This Housing Commission currently lists the following preference that may improve your spot on the waiting list as: being a local resident.

For more information you can visit the Housing Commission's website at, they can also be reached by calling the office at 313-429-1095 during normal office hours.

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.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/06/2015.

About Melvindale Housing Commission

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/18/2019, 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 most recent VMS report, Melvindale Housing Commission manages 107 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Vouchers 107
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $536
Monthly Cost $57,378

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 Operated by Melvindale Housing Commission

Coogan Terrace

3501 Oakwood Blvd
Melvindale, MI
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