Southfield Housing Commission

26000 Evergreen Road
Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan
(248) 796-4170

Program Details

Southfield Housing Commission is a Section 8 Agency in Southfield, Michigan.

Southfield Housing Commission serves Southfield.

Other Southfield Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Closed: Southfield, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Southfield Housing Commission (SHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two days in April 2018; and before that for one day in July 2014. 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.

There were preferences, but they were not known.

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

For more information, visit the SHC website, or call the office at (248) 796-4170.

Last Updated on 04/26/2018.

About Southfield Housing Commission

More information about Southfield Housing Commission can be found on its website at https://www.cityofsouthfield.com/CityDepartments/DK/HousingCommission/tabid/1051/Default.aspx.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/23/2018, it is not known if Southfield Housing Commission is accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Southfield Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Southfield Housing Commission manages 249 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 245 4
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $534 $605
Monthly Cost $130,757 $2,418

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Southfield 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 19 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 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 24 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $15,888 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 60% were extremely low income (ELI). 34% 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 66% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

0% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 52% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 27% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

46% of households included children, 0% of which had two adults in the household. 45% of households with children have a female head of household. 83% of all households were headed by a female.

77% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 76% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Southfield Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 27% include at least one person with a disability. 37% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 77% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

26% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 34% with 3 or more bedrooms. 19% 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 Southfield Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $456 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $517. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $132.



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.