Group Homes


A group home is a private residence for children or young people who cannot live with their families, or people with chronic disabilities who may be adults or seniors. Typically there are no more than six residents and there is at least one trained caregiver there twenty-four hours a day. 

Group homes of any kind are regulated by the State of Michigan.  State law permits group homes servicing six or fewer residents to be located within any residential neighborhood without specific approval from the respective city.  The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs licenses and regulates group homes throughout the state. More information can be found on their website

Any potential code or appearance issues at a residential or non-residential property within the city should be reported to Code Enforcement.

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Any potential law enforcement or noise complaint issues should be reported to the Southfield Police Department at (248) 796-5500, or please call 911 in cases of emergency. 

As a welcoming community, the City of Southfield places a high value on inclusiveness, including group homes.

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