Melvindale Housing Commission is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.
Melvindale Housing Commission serves Wayne County.
|Wayne County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher||Closed|
|Coogan Terrace Senior and Disabled Public Housing||Closed|
Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some 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, it may take days or weeks to get a response.
Melvindale Housing Commission Website: http://www.melvindalehousingcommission.org/.
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
The Melvindale Housing Commission (MHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from February 20, 2020, until February 25, 2020. 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:
1,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.
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.
This waiting list is for rental assistance in Wayne County, Michigan.
Last Updated on 08/19/2020.
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:
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.
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.
More information about Melvindale Housing Commission can be found on its website at http://www.melvindalehousingcommission.org/.
As of 01/21/2021, 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.
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Melvindale Housing Commission manages 108 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:
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$540|
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.
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.
-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.
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.
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.