Section 8 Information

 

Primary Objective

 
 

The primary objective of the River Rouge Housing Commission's Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is to provide decent, safe and sanitary and affordable rental housing to eligible low income households and to provide these households with housing choices and the opportunity to move outside of areas with a concentration of low income households.

The RRHC administers the Section 8 HCV program for new voucher holders in the Wayne County area only for the first year they are participants. After the first year on the Section 8 program, voucher holders have the option of moving outside of the Wayne County area.

The present River Rouge Housing Commission Section 8 Coordinator will be utilized to explain the program to interested owners and prospective renters, to determine eligibility, to execute the required vouchers, perform inspections, maintain records, and disburse payments to accepted owners for the Housing Commission's share of the rental amount due each month. The Section 8 Coordinator and any assistant(s) must be certified under the “Housing Specialist” certifications or equivalent within one (1) year of employment.

 

Fair Housing

 

It is the policy of the River Rouge Housing Commission to comply fully with all Federal, State, and local nondiscrimination laws; the Americans with Disabilities Act; and the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations governing Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.

No person shall, on the ground of race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, familial status, or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under the River Rouge Housing Commission housing programs.

To further its commitment to full compliance with applicable Civil Rights laws, the Housing Commission will provide Federal/State/local information to applicants for and participants in the Section 8 Housing Program regarding discrimination and any recourse available to them if they believe they may be victims of discrimination. All applicable Fair Housing Information and Discrimination Complaint Forms will be made available at the Housing Commission office. In addition, all written information and advertisements will contain the appropriate Equal Opportunity language and logo.

 

Reasonable Accommodation

 

Individuals with disabilities may need a reasonable accommodation in order to take full advantage of the River Rouge Housing Commission's Section 8 program. The RRHC will provide a notice to each applicant/client that they may, at any time, request reasonable accommodation. When such accommodations are granted, they do not confer special treatment or advantage for the person with a disability, rather, they make the program accessible to them in a way that would not otherwise be possible due to their disability.

All requests for reasonable accommodation must be submitted on aRequest for Reasonable Accommodation Form. All decisions granting or denying requests will be in writing

 

Michigan Housing Locator Update

 
The Rent Comparables Search option is now available on the Michigan Housing Locator website. If you have not seen this new feature, click here to try it out today.
 
The Website continues to outgrow its previous records. During the past two months over 4,000 Web leads passed from prospective renters to property owners. User views of property details increased to over 200,000 in July and the number of units available to search has increased to over 250,000.
 

Housing Choice Voucher Programs

 

All landlords are encouraged to place their properties on the MHL to receive free marketing of their vacant units.

Marketing tips on using the MHL

  • Listings default to sort by last updated; Move to the top of the listings by clicking on ‘Mark as current' frequently! Updated listings also eliminate unnecessary contacts when units are leased.
  • Properties with pictures (interior and exterior photos) get a lot more traffic and lengthy descriptions help inform prospective renters who are craving details about their possible new home.
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