Housing Commission

About Southfield Housing Commission

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides funding for its Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program, formerly known as Section 8. The HCV Program subsidizes rent for income-qualified individuals through the Southfield Housing Commission. As a tenant-based program, the Voucher holder is subsidized - not the rental unit. The Program is often referred to as "Finders Keepers" because the family must locate a unit. The unit must meet Housing Quality Standards (HQS) established by HUD. The rental unit must pass a HQS inspection prior to lease up and every 12 months.

The Southfield Housing Commission oversees the Voucher program at the City of Southfield.  The only time a person can apply for a Housing Choice Voucher is when a waiting list is open.  A legal notice will be published in the Wednesday and Sunday edition of the Observer Eccentric, Oakland Press and the Michigan Chronicle announcing when the waiting list is scheduled to open and how to apply.  Our waiting list is currently closed and applications are not currently being accepted.

For more information regarding the Southfield Housing Commission's Housing Choice Voucher Program, contact our office at (248) 796-4170. 

 Also, refer to HUD’s Voucher Fact Sheet. 

To obtain a list of subsidized housing from the State of Michigan, call (517) 241-2560.


The Southfield Housing Commission is committed to providing decent, safe and sanitary affordable  housing to eligible families in the metropolitan community through innovative resource development and responsible stewardship of our housing and fiscal resources. 

We strive to make the best use of all available resources so that our residents may live in an environment that is clean, well maintained and attractive. Our goal is to manage our subsidized housing units in a manner consistent with good, financially sound management practices. 
It is our goal to administer the Section 8 Programs in a manner that accomplishes only our basic objective of providing rental assistance. 

By taking advantage of available community and government resources, we provide our residents with as many opportunities for economic self-sufficiency as we can identify. We endeavor to instill pride and a desire for an enhanced quality of life for our residents and their families. We are committed to serving our residents and this entire community in a manner that demonstrates professional courtesy, respect and caring.


Rental Housing Locator

Landlords can list their rental units and seekers of rental property can use the State of Michigan's free rental housing locator.

Michigan Housing Locator