**Housing Choice Voucher/ Project Based Voucher /Moderate Rehab Program Applicants**

While the family is on the waiting list, the family must inform DHC of changes in contact information, including current residence, mailing address, and phone number, within 10 business days of the change. The family must also report any changes that might occur in their preference eligibility. The changes must be submitted in writing. Failure to do so may result in removal of the family from the waiting list.  

If you are a Housing Choice Voucher Program Waitlist applicant, please include your confirmation number.

The Housing Choice Voucher Program ( aka Section 8) waitlist is currently closed. We are not accepting applications at this time.

HCVP Applicants Change of Address Form

Project Based Voucher Waitlist Open for Woodbridge Manor Complex for Elderly Persons

DHC has opened the waiting list for 50 Elderly-only apartments located at Woodbridge Manor, 1300 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Detroit, Michigan 48201.

The waiting list for Woodbridge Manor Project Based Voucher assistance will remain open indefinitely, unless future public notice is provided by DHC to close the waitlist.

Applications will only be available on the DHC website Returned applications will only be accepted via US Postal Service First Class mail delivery to the Post Office box provided on the application. Applications will not be available or accepted in any DHC office, via fax, or email.

Please note:

Placement on the Woodbridge Manor Project Based Voucher waiting list does not ensure your eligibility to receive Project Based assistance, nor does it ensure that the owner and management of Woodbridge Manor will deem you a suitable candidate for occupancy.

Woodbridge Manor Waitlist Application Form Download Link: Woodbridge Manor Waitlist Application


Project Based Voucher - Rivertown Assisted Living Complex for Elderly Persons 

DHC has 67 Assisted Living apartments located at Rivertown Assisted Living, 250 McDougall, Detroit, Michigan.

Applications must apply at Rivertown Assisted Living Complex.  Applications will not be available or accepted at any DHC office, via fax, or email.

Please note:

Applying for the Rivertown Project Based Voucher waiting list does not ensure your eligibility to receive Project Based assistance nor does it ensure that the owner and management of Rivertown Assisted Living will deem you a suitable candidate for occupancy.


Since the demand for housing assistance often exceeds the limited resources available to HUD and the local housing agencies, long waiting periods are common.  We do not anticipate re-opening any Wait Lists in the near future.  DHC opens its HCV waiting list on an as-needed basis.

When we do, we will place a notice on the home page of this site,, in the local newspaper, and through various media outlets as deemed necessary to reach potentially eligible households not otherwise likely to apply.  The public notice will state that pre-applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program will be accepted, how they will be accepted, and the time frame that the waiting list will be open.

Because of the overwhelming demand for assistance in most categories, when DHC’s wait lists get low, we usually hold a lottery to select families to add to the wait list.  A lottery ensures that all families who express an interest in Section 8 or Public Housing assistance are given an equal opportunity to apply for a limited number of openings. Your place on the wait list can go up or down as families’ preferences change.

DHC does not provide emergency housing.  If you need emergency housing assistance, or need information about any health or human services provider in Wayne County, contact

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility for a housing voucher is set forth in DHC’s Administrative Plan for Section 8, and determined by DHC based on total annual gross income and family size, and is limited to US citizens and specified categories of non-citizens who have eligible immigration status. In general, the family's income may not exceed 50% of the median income for the county or metropolitan area in which the family chooses to live. By law, DHC must provide 75 percent of its voucher to applicants whose incomes do not exceed 30 percent of the area median income. Median income levels are published by HUD and vary by location.

During the application process, DHC will collect information on family income, assets, and family composition. DHC will verify this information with other local agencies, your employer and bank, and will use the information to determine program eligibility and the amount of the housing assistance payment.

If DHC determines that your family is eligible, your name will be placed on a waiting list, unless it is able to assist you immediately. Once your name is reached on the waiting list, DHC will contact you and issue to you a housing voucher.

DHC Properties Contact Us DHC Properties

Administrative Office

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm

1301 East Jefferson
Detroit, Michigan 48207

313-877-8151 Fax
TYY/TDD 800-222-3679

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Assisted Housing (Section 8) Customer Service Center
Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday 8:30am to 3:00pm

2211 Orleans
Detroit, Michigan 48207

313-393-3229 Fax
TYY/TDD 800-222-3679

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