Welcome to the Southfield Housing Department 

The Southfield Housing Department provides assistance in obtaining and improving decent and affordable housing.

The Housing Department's goals are:

  • Improve and preserve Southfield's existing housing stock
  • Revitalize neighborhoods and expand affordable housing principally to benefit low and moderate-income persons
  • Organize partnerships with other city departments and outside entities to provide greater resources and public awareness.

Housing Discrimination Notice

Housing discrimination is prohibited by law. For more information on housing discrimination, visit www.hud.gov/fairhousing. If you have a housing discrimination complaint, contact the Michigan Department of Civil Rights at 313-456-3700 or the HUD hotline at 1-800-669-9777 or 1-800-927-9275 (TTY).

City of Southfield Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

The following is the City of Southfield's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) activities. For more information, contact a CDBG Program Specialist at (248) 796-4174.

Cares Act Public Hearing Notice


Due to COVID-19 and the State of Emergency declared this public hearing will be conducted via Teleconference on phone number 248-796-5055 


Program Year (FY) 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan Amendment 

Program Year (FY) 2019 Annual Action Plan Amendment 

Citizen Participation Plan Amendment 

On March 27, 2020, The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136, was signed by President Trump. The CARES Act makes available supplemental Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant ESG-CV funding for grants to prevent, prepare for, and respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19). These grants provide flexibilities for CDBG/ESG grantees to expedite the use of grant funds to help address the challenges facing our nation during this historic public health crisis. 

The Southfield’s first allocation of funds under the grants will be $256,818 (CDBG-CV) to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. The Housing Department will administer the funds. The City of Southfield must submit an amended PY 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan, PY 2019 Annual Action Plan to include the CDBG-CV funding and Citizen Participation Plan to include a minimum 5-day comment period. 

The Southfield City Council will hold a public hearing on June 22, 2020 at 6:00 pm to obtain public comment on the proposed Substantial Amendments to the Citizen Participation Plan, the FY 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan, and the FY 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan. 

Proposed amendment to the FY 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan to include Community Development Activities and Use of CDBG-CV Funds as follows: 

Activities Allocation 

Administration $ 38,522 (15%) 

Business Support $ 51,364 (20%) 

Public Safety $ 89,887 (35%) 

Public Services $ 77,045 (30%) 

TOTAL $256,818 (100%) 

The City of Southfield encourages public participation in the development of the CARES Act CDBG-CV Program Plan. To provide an opportunity for that participation, the City of Southfield invites parties to review and comment on the proposed Substantial Amendments to the: Citizen Participation Plan, 

FY 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan, and FY 2019 Annual Action Plan, during the upcoming public comment period. 

In accordance with HUD guidelines, the proposed CARES Act CDBG-CV Plan for the City of Southfield must be published for no less than 5 calendar days for public comment before it is submitted to the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The 5-day comment period will begin on June 15, 2020 and extend through close of business June 22, 2020. On June 22, 2020, a virtual Public Hearing will be held at 6:00 pm. The public hearing will be available to view on the City of Southfield Website. 

For further information regarding the Substantial Amendments to the Citizen Participation Plan, The FY 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan, and the FY 2019 Annual Action Plan contact the CDBG Housing Department at 26000 Evergreen, Southfield, Mi., 48037 by calling (248) 796-4174. Written comments should be e-mailed to rlampi@cityofsouthfield.com or mailed to Housing Department, City of Southfield, 26000 Evergreen Rd., PO Box 2055, Southfield, Mi 48037-2055, Attention: Rick Lampi, Operations Specialist. Comments must be received by close of business June 23, 2020. Those interested in participating in the public hearing by phone or video must contact Sherikia L. Hawkins, MMC City Clerk, via email at shawkins@cityofsouthfield.com or 248-796-5150.