Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on August 6th, 2015.

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.


  • What: Melvindale Housing Commission Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Opening
  • Preferences For: Persons Who Live or Work Locally. Veterans.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
Coogan Terrace 90/100 05/09/2014